Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Swain, Dollamur mats, BAS, Century
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Operated by a close-knit band of familial mozzarella landscapers, Gus’s New York Pizza bakes its pizza dough fresh each day and festoons it with more than 20 toppings. Avant-garde eaters can paint an abstract circular self-portrait with bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, or green peppers ($4.59–$12.99/pizza, $1.39¬–$1.89/topping)—or defer to an expertly built specialty pizza, such as the feta-laced greek pie topped with green peppers, black olives, fresh tomatoes, and onions ($16.99/medium, $18.99/large). Sports fans, meanwhile, can nosh on cheese fries with bacon ($3.99) and an oven-baked 8-inch philly steak sub ($6.99) without having to look down and miss a single moment of the nation's perplexingly popular new sport, ball. Otherwise, add a gourmet touch to a mundane hostage negotiation with a plate of lobster ravioli ($8.79). Prices vary at the Kiln Creek, Grafton, and Stoney Creek Lane dinner menus.
At Craft 60 Ale House, more than 60 varieties of craft brews available by the bottle and on tap compliment the chef's menu of unpretentious modern American fare. Cold swigs of beer wash down bites of bacon-wrapped rib-eye or a Juicy Lucy—a beef patty stuffed with smoked cheddar and topped with onions, spring mix, and smoked aioli. For a little crunch and texture, the filet of fish arrives donning a layer of housemade IPA batter fried to a golden-brown crisp. Diners can savor each dish knowing that it was hand-crafted using local and sustainable ingredients.
Throughout the day, big windows let in a deluge of natural light into the pub, and at night, glowing TVs show sports and full-contact spelling bees. Craft 60 Ale House also hosts live music every Friday and Saturday night, and open-mic events on Sunday nights.
The weathered sign outside reads "99 Beers & Ales," directing visitors toward The Weekend Pub's beer list, which overflows with domestic and imported brews. Inside, pint glasses fill with an earth-toned rainbow of suds hailing from Ireland, Scotland, Africa, the Philippines, and France. Hands wrap around familiar bottles from St. George and Celis or slowly count off syllables when writing haikus about Weihenstephaner kristall. Glasses lift against the steady beat of clattering plates, laden with a menu of shaved-steak sandwiches and sirloin burgers crowned in Guinness-based sauce. As eyelids sink contentedly to half-mast, patrons toss beanbags or darts at their respective target in contests of eye-hand coordination. Some evenings, teams compete to correctly answer trivia questions in exchange for prizes and the right to high-five each other every hour on the hour. The sounds of acoustic guitars and tremulous vocals waft through the air during open-mike nights and live musical acts on the weekends.
Rapidly twisting and maneuvering a fine thread, Studio Nazaar's threading specialists deftly remove unwanted hairs with precision and speed. Using no chemicals or substances that can harm the skin, the technique precisely shapes brows, evicts fuzz from faces, and otherwise eliminates unsightly follicles by removing them at the root. The specialists boast more than 30 years of experience in the generations-old art, allowing them to precisely contour the brows to the shape of each client's face or favorite overpass. To keep newly manicured arches looking sleek, the studio's shelves brim with exclusive cosmetics, including a B5-infused eyebrow gel to keep hairs in place and 10 shades of water-resistant, oil-free eyebrow powder to forge richer, fuller brows.
The dedicated pet counselors at Camp Care-A-Lot nurture furry friends during supervised play dates and classes, as well as an array of pet-pampering services. Drop Fido off for doggy daycare ($11 half-day; $22 day) to allow the pup to socialize with other canine campers as they enjoy two indoor playgrounds, an outdoor yard, and the occasional poetry slam. Overnight boarding ($25–$90 per night) gives four-legged pals full access to the playgrounds before they doze off for the night on a comfy orthopedic bed; felines staying the night ($11–26 per night) get a personal litter box and can enjoy sweet dreams about laser pointers. For a clean and healthy pet, grooming services include an oatmeal shampoo ($5), a nail trim ($10), and teeth brushing ($10) to freshen breath, reduce tartar, boost the dog’s dating life, and aid in the deterrence of periodontal disease.