An AT&T authorized retailer, The Wireless Experience is a mobile-phone shop stocked with name-brand phones such as LG, Motorola, and HTC, gadgets, and a slew of talk, text, and data plans. Accessorize modern soup cans with protective gear such as the iPhone 4 Gadget Guard screen protector ($24.99), which safeguards against dings and scratches, or the SanDisk 8GB micro SD memory kit ($49.99), which guarantees phones won’t forget acts of human kindness during the impending technology uprising. The Jabra Cruiser2 Bluetooth speaker ($99.99) connects phones to in-car speakers, enabling hands-free phone conversations for safe transport of technology and anthropoids. Thumbs race across smartphones, such as the LG Quantum ($49.99 with a two-year contract)—equipped with a 5.0 megapixel camera and mobile email compatible with Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, AOL, or Windows Live—and the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 ($29.99 with a two-year contract)—armed with WiFi support and a music player that syncs with iTunes.
Monticello Shoes has carved a fiercely stylish reputation among foot owners as a sublimely stylish boutique with the functionality of a ballet flat. Handmade in Brazil, Monticello's signature foot boats use top-quality materials such as kidskin lining and natural leather soles, coupled with foot-friendly features such as double-comfort padding to create a seamless merging of form and function. Showing their dedication to newly hatching styles and trends, Monticello's vibrant 2010 Spring/Summer line ($109.95–$157.95) will ensure your toes' social status as the cool kids on the playground. Foot containers such as the Cynthia ($114.95) are perfect for any occasion, while the butterflied Mariah ($209.95), are glitterly adorned with authentic Swarovski Crystals for the spiffiest of outings. Stylish gentlemen looking for an attractive alternative to unsightly orthopedic options should keep an eye out for the Impactjel Double Shock Absorbers feature available on certain men's shoes.
Gathering as a furious cloud of super-cooled water, the Norfolk Admirals eventually burst from the American Hockey League nimbus, emerging as NHL stars for the Tampa Bay Lightning. As the storm gathers, cheer on the tail end of their regular season this early April, as they hockey for position in the league's East Conference. The road to the season's close looks tough but promising as the Admirals face bitter rivals from Hershey and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
At O'Baby Organix, eco-conscious parents who've grown their own babies or acquired them at neighborhood garage sales can scoop up sustainable finery from B nature, babysoy, and kate quinn organics. Softer than a puppy cloaked in cashmere, the organic-cotton long-sleeve bodysuit ($22) is a gender-neutral confection of 100%-organic interlock-combed cotton fit for infants up to 12 months. Active and aspiring tree dancers will appreciate the babies' organic-cotton bodysuit with skirt from B nature ($25), a stylish suit designed with comfort in mind. Cautious parents can also prep for colder months with a babysoy soy-fiber-and-cotton soft hoodie ($26), super-soft cotton booties ($26), and cargo pants ($21 value).
Though flavorful Italian cuisine is at the core of Cogan's Pizza, taste buds aren’t the only sensory receptors that perk up when visiting the vibrant eatery. The interior provides a visual feast with huge chandeliers casting subtle twinkles across pressed-tin ceilings and walls covered with posters and music memorabilia. The music motif also engages ears and vocal cords with regular live performances and karaoke.
At the bar, more than 30 beers flow from a lineup of seasonally rotating taps, each carbonated with the perfect number of bubbles to wash down cheesy and meaty pies. For patrons who adhere to a more plant-based diet, the cooks can also top crusts with faux meats, soy cheese, or an evil aunt’s favorite orchid. Pasta dishes, hot sandwiches, and subs stacked with roasted chicken, italian sausage, or roast beef round out the menu.
As one of the area's only comic-book and graphic-novel stores, Local Heroes helps transport wide-eyed readers to a world where the pants-less parading of Halloween occurs every day. A friendly and knowledgeable staff of superpower scholars assists visitors in unearthing intriguing issues and answers questions about proper cape maintenance. A wide variety of options are available in the kids and young readers section, helping make reading fun for youths and providing role models that aren’t pirates or monster trucks. Mounds of new releases ranging from $3 to $4 and graphic novels starting at $15 are within reach, showcasing striking illustrations and gripping plot lines unmatched by amateur attempts at providing proof in traffic court. In addition to a stunning array of reading material for kids and adults, Local Heroes offers a welcoming atmosphere decorated with vibrant comic art, cushy lounge seats, and a kryptonite coffee table.