Fans of stale sandwiches or day-old donuts should steer clear of Ground Floor Cafe, as nearly every single item on the café's breakfast and lunch menus is made fresh in-house every day. Specialties include homemade tuna and chicken salad tossed with a blend of secret spices and served as an entree, side, or sandwiched betwixt slices of whole wheat or marble rye. Espressos and cappuccinos help bleary-eyed diners wake up in time to dunk warm glazed donuts or dig into an all-American breakfast of eggs, bacon, hash browns, and toast, while the café's ovens spend all day churning out piping hot twice-baked potatoes, bacon-cheddar quiches, and chicken pot pies. European tastes also permeate the diverse menu with options that include a baked croque-monsieur sandwich and sweet creme horns that play "La Marseillaise" when blown.
The menu is stocked with sandwiches, Philly cheesesteaks, pizza, clubs, salads, 13 flavors of homemade Italian water ice, and seasonal soups made from scratch daily. Hoagies, which are served on Hobby's own freshly baked Italian bread, are savorily slathered in lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, oils, spices, and Hobby's hoagie peppers. Melt mouth muscles with a meaty Special Italian ($4.65 for 7" and $6.79 for 12") packed with cappocola, ham, salami, and provolone cheese. Or try one of the fan-favorite Philly cheesesteaks; the original is crafted from prime rib eye sliced thinly atop a fresh roll and smothered in lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, peppers, onions, and cheese ($5.09–$7.59). New York–style thin-crust pizza ($4.49 for 8" plain to $17.99 18" supreme) is taking a vacation from the Big Apple to tan its toppings in Hobby's bright ovens.
Determined to keep their students interested and engaged, the instructors of Wine and Palette hold classes at myriad locations throughout the city. Each class focuses on a different art piece, be it a painting of a stained-glass window, a multihued owl, or an autumn farm scene. Additionally, each artist brings their own outlook and skills to the class, helping students learn specific brush strokes and how to touch up their daily driver so it looks just like the sheriff’s squad car.
Health Nut Cafe rolls its many wraps with both nutrition and flavor in mind. The deli's menu accommodates vegetarians and meat-seekers with sandwiches, salads, and specialty smoothies, refusing to sacrifice taste as it showcases health-conscious cooking. Catering services can furnish office meetings or luncheons with fresh alternatives to lickable business cards.
The instructors at Beyond Yoga encourage awareness of the body on a physical, mental, and spiritual level through yoga classes for participants of all levels. The classes blend elements of Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga styles, with content that varies with the time of day—morning classes prepare clients for the day ahead and evening classes help guests unwind and get over their fear of the moon. On certain weekday mornings, instructors lead sessions on a rooftop patio amid an inspiring combination of sunshine and skyline.
The pet-loving owners of Four Paws Grooming and Boarding live onsite and welcome furry visitors of the canine and feline variety to their brown two-story business-residence. During basic pet sprucings, certified groomers wash and trim coats and ready nails for sandal season. They can also lavish sensitive skin with oatmeal baths before brushing deep into the plumage of serious shedders and polishing teeth for sparkling doggy grins. Because the owners are on the premises, boarders receive 24-hour supervision as well as individualized TLC. Clean indoor and outdoor kennels proffer comfortable places to relax, and covered outdoor runs allow for alfresco games of Red Rover even when it's raining. The caretakers feed their wards healthful food during their stays and will dispense required medications.