At Pho Bar, chefs master the spicy, savory flavors of the Vietnamese soup called pho with an authentic touch. The menu boasts large bowls of pho with filet mignon, beef meatballs, chicken, and more. Each bowl is served with bean sprouts, basil, cilantro, sliced jalapeño, and lime on the side, so guests can customize the steamy entree. Alongside the genuine Vietnamese tastes of pho are plates of grilled meats, rice-paper-wrapped spring rolls, tofu and veggie soups, and banh mi, a Vietnamese–style sandwich served on a flaky 12-inch french baguette with fresh cilantro, cucumber, and carrots. To complement each dish, the restaurant serves beer and wine.:m]]At Pho Bar, chefs master the spicy, savory flavors of the Vietnamese soup called pho with an authentic touch. The menu boasts large bowls of pho with filet mignon, beef meatballs, chicken, and more. Each bowl is served with bean sprouts, basil, cilantro, sliced jalapeño, and lime on the side, so guests can customize the steamy entree. Alongside the genuine Vietnamese tastes of pho are plates of grilled meats, rice-paper-wrapped spring rolls, tofu and veggie soups, and banh mi, a Vietnamese–style sandwich served on a flaky 12-inch french baguette with fresh cilantro, cucumber, and carrots. To complement each dish, the restaurant serves beer and wine.
Almost 30 years ago— well before the trend caught mainstream attention—Beulah Moses seized upon the idea of a health-food store. She populated the aisles of Moses Kountry Health Food Store with holistic medicines, minerals, and healthy foods, a pattern that continues in the 5,000-square-foot shop today. Beulah and her staff address everyday health concerns such as colds, headaches, and joint pain, as well as more specific issues including diabetes and depression, with a range of vitamins, supplements, and herbal remedies. Nutrient-rich groceries fill out the shelves with such wholesome edibles as raw nuts and seeds, Amy’s-brand frozen meals, and gluten-free baking supplies.
One step across the threshold of Aqua Desert Spa & Wellness yields a sense of tranquility. Music, aroma, and color therapy simulate the senses as health-conscious professionals perform natural therapies to balance the body. The center specializes in colonics, which flush out compacted material from the intestinal tract to improve digestion and decrease the presence of harmful bacteria or putrefied wads of gum. Colon hydrotherapist Roenee McLin works alongside a homeopath, massage therapist, and weight-loss coach who perform services that include microdermabrasion, infrared weight-loss treatments, pumpkin-spice body wraps, and massages.
Motivating, highly trained staff and spacious facilities complement Charter Fitness's battalion of cardio machines and strength-training equipment. Huge flat-screen TVs motivate gym-goers as they lift weights, stationary bikes, and their reflections in large mirrors. Seasoned personal trainers who all hold certifications or four-year degrees in their specialty guide members through an initial personal-training session, introducing clients to the best equipment for their fitness goals. After workouts, private showers or public water fountains sluice away sweat.
The fabric hunters at Quilts Olé maintain a stockpile of over 3,000 bolts of fabric and an encyclopedic selection of patterns and kits. Wax-dyed batik fabrics can be found en masse, and a cornucopia of flannels await transformation into huggable bed sheets or basketball jerseys for a team of lumberjacks. Patterns such as the chili quilt ($20) are scalable into crafts of multiple sizes, so the finished product can be used as a wall hanging or lap throw, and quilters can add shimmer to quilts with fabric in colors such as shell and mint ($9.35 / yd.) from Michael Miller's Fairy Frost collection. New fabrics are delivered often, and seasoned sewers lead free demonstrations of quilting techniques and advanced calculus on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m.
Chronic pain in her neck and lower back brought Melanie St. Georges into her first yoga class. She walked in stressed, tired, and afraid to fail. Despite that fear, she dove into her first class, and as she continued to practice daily, not only did she find herself pain-free, but she felt much more relaxed and balanced.
Today, Melanie leads her own team of dedicated instructors in the hopes of making yoga accessible so that others may discover its healing powers. Utilizing the Barkan Method of hot yoga?a variant of Hatha yoga?their classes aim to strengthen and stretch the entire muscular system while relieving mental stress. Heated air helps the body flush out toxins while deepening stretches and staving off injuries caused by a recent move into Aladdin?s lamp. When they?re not teaching yoga, instructors help clients boost their core strength with Pilates sessions that take place in a moderately heated environment. Blissful Spirits also offers daily donation-based daycare services during select hours.
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