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 for 7" and $7.59 for 12"). New York–style thin-crust pizza ($4.49 for 8" plain to $13.99 for 18" plain) 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 professional staff at Master Cleaners excises stains from the usual suspects such as shirts, pants, and gowns, but also from bulky comforters and the delicate lacework or satin of wedding dresses. During dry-cleaning and laundry services, the team demonstrates an eye for detail not only by tracking down dirt, but by giving missing buttons a suitable replacement. The team dangles newly minted duds on heavy-duty hangers that won't flex and allow clothes to slide off onto the floor, unlike most vain bodybuilders.