FootMotion swaddles the ambulatory extremities of men, women, and children in fashionable footwear—spoiling soles with Skechers, Reebok, and Adidas brands while deftly defending its title as one of Central Valley’s largest independent Nike dealers. Exercise one's hard-won right to tread off the beaten path (pending Congressional approval) in Nike Free Walkers ($89.99+), or practice slow dancing in zero gravity with a pair of Nike LunarGlide+ 2s ($99.99+) so that you're ready for this year's Space Prom. Otherwise, pounce on a pair of Pumas ($39.99+) or store one's heels inside a cushy container from Bebe Sport, Converse, or Ed Hardy.
Port of Subs' slice-savvy deli artisans shave meats and cheeses to assemble each sub on the menu, assembling eats before the customers' eyes. White, wheat, and sourdough rolls sliced into 5-, 8-, 12-, and 24-inch portions encapsulate cold sandwiches such as the No. 9—peppered pastrami layered with swiss and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and purple onions before being seasoned with oil, vinegar, and spices ($3.79–$13.79). Salads delight taste buds year-round, and seasonal hot-pressed pilgrim grillers in 5-, 8-, or 12-inch incarnations hoard a cornucopia's worth of sliced turkey breast, moist stuffing, and cranberry sauce between a ruffled collar of ciabatta bread ($4.99–$7.99). A tortilla's embrace enfolds turkey and bacon-ranch wraps ($5.99), and all grillers and cold subs can also be turned into wraps. This deal can also be used toward catering, enabling hosts of game-day soirees or 10-year reunions for imaginary high-school friends to set forth stress-free cheese platters and party subs.
A Double Gold Medal award winner for its 2007 Lucas Vineyard zinfandel at the 2010 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, Ramos Torres Winery produces several Central Valley–grown wines under the direction of Oscar Ramos, who holds a degree in enology and a minor in enosophy (the study of wine's thoughts). An in-store wine tasting will let you and a beverage buddy tiptoe your taste buds through a selection of five Ramos Torres varietals and fermented concoctions, which may include the 2008 Vino Tinto, a careful blend of cabernet sauvignon, petit sirah, petit verdot, and alicante bouchet. The 2009 Conversations blends apricot aromas, muscat blanc, and the citrus sensations of orange muscat—tailor-made for sipping atop a bucking bronco. Tasters are then challenged to select between a bottle of the Vino Tinto and a bottle of Conversations.
Bari Olive Oil has been milling and vending extra virgin olive oil and other gourmet gifts for more than 50 years. Shoppers can soak lucky tonsils in the olive oil used to prepare meals at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. Infused olive oils, available in flavors such as lemon or garlic (both $17.99 for 500 ml), add unexpected flair to effete dishes, and the Bari gourmet certified-organic extra virgin olive oil ($19.49 for 500 ml) properly lubricates customers from head to toe in preparation of a rousing rugby game.
In business for more than 60 years, the petal peddlers at Fowler Floral continue to assemble and deliver elegant stem-bounds in a charming, welcoming storefront. Pore through an extensive, colorful collection of flowers, gifts, and arrangements, and stuff your pockets with non-poisonous posies for all occasions. Warm seasonal hues emit from fall flowers such as Teleflora's Autumn Grace ($45), a winsome display of red roses, purple daisies, and Matsumoto asters in a plum glass-cube vase. Meanwhile, cunning gift givers can surprise unsuspecting birthday stoops with a Birthday Wishes bouquet ($40), or finally rub their genie boss the right way with the Make a Wish bouquet ($40). Other items include Dashing Daisies ($35) and the pink rose hat trick of the Tender Trio ($24.95).
Exercise disguises itself as exhilarating fun at 2Xtreme Jump Arena, where the 8,000-square-foot facility’s green-and-black grid of trampolines sends jumpers of all ages reaching for the ceiling. The arena spices up antigravity exploits with foam pits, a dodge-ball court, and a special jumping area for toddlers. It also hosts birthday parties, including a 2Xtreme shirt for the honoree, setup and cleanup by a party assistant, and plates and utensils for any food brought by parents. Visitors can work off birthday cake during Xtreme fitness classes, which torch calories with trampoline-based workouts.