Phoenicia dishes out an extensive menu of traditional eastern Mediterranean cuisine that ranges from baba gannouj to baklava during three-course meals. Duets and quartets of diners can synchronize pita swabs of fire-roasted eggplant baba gannouj, or sample other savory appetizers such as spiced armenian sausage sautéed with onions and tomatoes. Marinated, char-broiled kebabs or lamb or jumbo shrimp are served with rice, vegetables, and treatises on primordial man's cooking tactics, and entrees of beef shawarma strut to tables accompanied by pureed garlic sauce, pickles, onions, and pita bread. A lineup of vegetarian entrees includes hand-rolled grape leaves stuffed with rice, vegetables, lemon, and traditional spices, served with a cucumber-yogurt sauce. Disbelievers in the Tooth Fairy's sweet nature can browse the desserts to cull from an edible ensemble of baklava, double chocolate layer cake, tiramisu, and cheesecake.
Mothers Bar & Grille kidnaps familiar pub cuisine and takes it on a creative joyride. Fuse the best of breakfast and barbecue with the Mothers burger ($9.99), which lands a fried egg squarely on top of a bacon cheeseburger helipad. Mothers famous wings ($7.99 for 12) arrive sweetly slathered in one of six dipping sauces, including Mothers' notorious suicide sauce. Vegetarians can take refuge in the fresh-mozzarella-and-tomato salad ($6.99), or the garlic fries ($4.99), which splash amid thick puddles of Mothers' homemade garlic sauce. Though brick walls and a lacquered wood bar sweat out classic pub ambience, Mothers is also family friendly, with a kids’ menu of five special dishes free of Lego stacked sandwiches. Under the direction of brothers Phil, Joe, Tony, and Michael Simonetta, patrons working on their synchronized chewing routines are regularly greeted by live local bands weekly, poker tournaments, and even salsa-dancing classes.
The waterpark's family-friendly layout is set up with 16 waterslides, a one-million-gallon wave pool, stately palm trees, a water playground, and water. The park's newest attractions, Pirates' Plummet and Walk the Plank, are covered/open-air 200-foot-long flowing slides that end with a 50-foot photo-worthy plunge into the depths of a pool below. Go tubular in the Runaway Bay Wave Pool or the whitewater Jungle Falls. The Hurricane, a swirling slide that is under rising pressure until a final drop dumps you in a pool, is the perfect place to test if sewing your passport into your appendix keeps it safe.
Valenca’s Mediterranean-inspired menu cossets diners’ taste buds, and the restaurant's rustic décor of dark-wood tables and stone brick walls please the remaining senses. Indulge your palate with a savory pasta serving of chorizo penne sautéed with fresh chorizo, white beans, and roasted red onions ($16.50), or opt for a plate of roasted marinated chicken atop a throne of smoked spinach and crowned with tomato, capers, and kalamata olives ($21.50). Steak on the stone, a stone-grilled filet mignon served with spanish potatoes and finished tableside ($28.50), is a Mediterranean treat said to be infinitely more flavorful than pied moss seared on concrete.
The Architects Golf Club is a semi-private, 6863-yard par 71 course that honors golf greats at each hole, including such names as Robert Trent Jones & A.W. Tillinghast.
Thyme Restaurant and Bar is located inside the clubhouse. The menu consists of classic American cuisine and is open daily for lunch and dinner.
At Hyperion Hair Salon, a collection of licensed stylists and nail technicians share more than 50 years of combined experience as they cater to individual beauty needs. They deftly cut the hair of women, men, and children, offering extra treatments such as texture perms, keratin treatments, and hair extensions. They also use hair-color products from Framesi for highlights and single-process treatments.
Philly Pretzel Factory's dough-benders hand-twist pretzels and bake them throughout the day to ensure freshness. Party hosts can quell belly rumblings at their next football game or Party of Five cast reunion with a full-size rivet tray. The tray includes approximately 192 bite-sized pretzel nuggets and a choice of three 8-ounce dipping sauces, including melted cheese, honey mustard, and cinnamon dip. The eatery's signature cheesesteak pretzel ($3.25) packs a soft pretzel shell full of real Philly cheesesteak, and the 25-pretzel box comes with a bottle of classic yellow, spicy brown, or hot mustard ($10) so that snackers don't have to listen for the ringing melody of the mustard man's truck. Huddle around spicy pretzel sausages ($2.25) as a source of warmth, or relish a different kind of spice with a cinnamon pretzel ($1.50).