The crafty culinarians at Umami Sushi and Asian Restaurant blend fresh veggies, meats, and sauces to create a menu populated with flavorful classics from Thailand, China, and Japan. The lineup features rice and noodle entrees, as well as items free of gluten and sushi rolls free of heat. The restaurant’s hardwood floors, tall potted plants, Asian décor, and absence of fire-breathing dragons work in tandem to create a relaxing and cozy dining experience.
Greenside Cafe's menu is lined with tasty American plates and New Mexican favorites conceptualized by experienced cuisiner Chef Jay Wulf. Inaugurate the a.m. with homemade biscuits and gravy, served with a pair of unhatched chickens ($7.95) and joined by a cup of fair-trade Agapao coffee ($2.25). The vegan-friendly puree of red bell peppers, garlic, lemon, and almonds known as romesco ($5.39) initiates lunches or dinners, and the J-1, a 100% Angus-chuck burger marinated in house-made steak sauce ($8.95), follows up with a third of a pound of packed-meat delight. For New Mexican–style eating, try a burrito plate with cheese and a choice of chicken, carne, or veggies ($9.59), and then chase it with crème brûlée ($4.95) or a root-beer float ($4.95) for dessert.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were accidentally installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circle of hydraulic resistance machines designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use body weight and fitness levels to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Located on the original Route 66 and with 45 years of restaurant experience between its owners, the Calico Cantina satisfies satiation seekers with hearty helpings of rustic comfort foods and swift, friendly service. Famished farmhands and ravenous ranchers can take a seat and scour the menu of southwestern standbys available to meet any omnivore's needs. Rev eating engines with a preliminary plate of sliders topped with cheddar and grilled onions ($7.99) or beef taco fingers, corn tortillas wrapped around taco filling and cheese ($6.99). Diners try their hand at culinary construction with customizable burgers ($7.99), made from Vernon's prime beef and outfitted with their choice of edible accessories such as smothered chili, bacon, or guacamole ($0.50 to $0.95 each). Placate vocal stomachs with comfort-food platters, such as battered pork chops with mushroom gravy ($9.99) or New Orleans–style grilled catfish and vegetables ($12.79), the meal General Andrew Jackson ate before defeating the French Canadians in Super Bowl XLIV.