A cozy cocoon inside the Riverview Wellness Center, A New Spirit enriches epidermises with facials, waxing services, and specialty treatments such as microdermabrasions. During each microdermabrasion appointment, licensed aesthetician Ellen Delaney, CME buffs away expired skin cells, age spots, and other imperfections, making each complexion gleam like a freshly waxed unicorn horn. Eschewing traditional crystal-microdermabrasion methods, which blast skin with particles of aluminum oxide, she smoothes visages with the latest DiamondTome texturized wands, preventing foreign matter from touching the face, eyes, and mouth. Not just another friendly face polisher, Delaney brings advanced medical-clinic training and microdermabrasion certification to her practice, making each session as safe and sanitary as it is refreshing. During their tune-ups, clients can unwind by boldly reclining their chairs or quietly humming their favorite banjo solos.
At Kathy's Cakes and Specialty Treats, artistic confectioners whip together an array of made-from-scratch sweets to sate cravings for classic or fruity tastes. Cupcake flavors include vanilla, chocolate, almond, and marble alongside colorful treats such as lemon, orange, and pineapple. Customers can choose to have their cupcakes filled in the middle with a dollop of strawberry cream, raspberry cream, whipped cream, or frosting that's as sweet and alluring as a chocolate-covered love letter. The three tables at Kathy's let partakers of dessert sit as they dip into their delicious rewards, and the nearby Oswego River makes for a relaxing place to fuse the cupcake-eating experience with a stroll, some fresh air, and a session of bare-footed water skiing.
The cooks at The Stagecoach Cafe plate up a full menu of classic diner fare for breakfast and lunch, then fry fish on Thursday and Friday evenings. Eggs, pancakes, and biscuits with gravy appease bellies in the morning, and a wide variety of burgers and grilled sandwiches can be worn as warm earmuffs at lunchtime. In addition to seafood selections, the dinner hour also boasts down-home entrees such as meatloaf, mac 'n' cheese, and New York strip steak.
At AppeThaizing, chefs strive to hit every taste bud on diners' tongues, incorporating sweet, sour, and salty flavors into a number of dishes on their menu of southeast Asian cuisine. They can also spoon fiery green-curry sauce or piquant Thai chilies into the mix, allowing willing customers to enjoy a spicy kick without the hassle of riling Chuck Norris after his jalapeño foot soak. Although many of their entrees feature succulent meats—including roasted duck, shrimp, and pork—they can also whip up vegetarian-friendly meals with tofu or seasonal Asian greens.
Embracing the same sensory mélange as the menus, AppeThaizing's dining rooms gently illuminate a kaleidoscopic assortment of yellow, red, and key-lime-green walls with a combination of ceiling-mounted track and pendant lighting.
Tabatha's Family Tree is aptly named because Tabatha Babbitt and Patricia Personius co-own and operate the restaurant with her family members. In the kitchen the chefs prepare pastas, prime rib, and veal scallopini sautéed with peppers, tomatoes, and mushrooms in a red wine sauce. The same careful preparation of their meals in the restaurant goes into their catered events, which can occur on or off their premises.
With five sizes of burger, 32 free toppings, and up to 378,000 possible flavor combinations for shakes and malts, Cheeburger Cheeburger is a perfect stop for picky eaters and brilliant statisticians alike. This national '50s-style burger joint is notable for its sweeping menu of sandwiches, platters, and shakes, as well as its commitment to quality ingredients, such as Naturewell natural Angus beef. Everything is cooked to order, including the fresh-cut fries ($2.09–$4.19) and battered onion rings ($2.99–$4.19). Burgers range from the Classic, weighing in at 5.5 oz. before cooking ($4.99), to the signature Famous Pounder, a 20 oz. slab of bovine ecstasy ($9.99). Champion beefeaters can earn their photograph on the Wall of Fame for slaying this burger behemoth. Herbivores can opt for the grilled portobello-mushroom melt with sautéed onions and swiss cheese on rye ($6.99), and carbophobes can avoid filling up on bread with bun-free CheePlatters, sandwich fillings served with choice of cheese, toppings, side, dipping sauce, side salad or coleslaw, and sautéed onions ($9.99), or meal-sized, custom salads (starting at $6.99).