Making use of old family recipes, Italian tradition, and imported ingredients, the La Duca family has kept its doors open to patrons of La Bella Via since 2006. Equipped with a custom-made, wood-fired brick oven, chefs craft rustic, thin-crust pizzas, fresh-baked semolina bread, and hearty calzones. Meanwhile, ropes of fresh pasta emerge from pots of boiling water to mingle with a rich, housemade meat sauce of Roma tomatoes, or weave together to be worn as a delicious sweater.
The cuisine crafters at 3rd Street Cafe compose a hearty and healthy menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, served alongside gourmet coffee brewed from fresh ground beans. Bowls brim with the homemade soup of the day ($2.75/cup, $3.75/bowl), which has included such ladle-worthy offerings as butternut squash and apple. For the barbecue signature sandwich ($6.95), chefs tuck in sweet and spicy pulled pork on a kaiser roll garnished with a side of cool, crisp coleslaw. Meanwhile, the café veggie wrap ($5.95) snuggles fresh veggies, cheese, and hummus in a whole-wheat wrap that retains its youthful glow with the help of Vidalia-onion dipping sauce and regular deep pore cleansings. A moist slice of sweet-potato cake ($2.75) stands by to reward taste buds with a jubilant finale. For vegetarian guests or those with food allergies, 3rd Street Cafe's sandwich savants can adapt several items on the menu to meet their various gastronomic needs. Outdoor courtyard seating beckons patrons to take the air as they dine or give uppity clouds the what-for. The venue also occasionally hosts events involving live music and poetry by candlelight.
Artist and wine enthusiast Becky Suriano of Wine Me? Hand-paints unique wineglasses—each its own work of art—that have earned her droves of praise, a dedicated following, and a first place grand prize finish in George Duboeuf’s Nouveau Expression-Be Heard national art contest. Using special glass paint forged from old White House windows, Becky stencils vivid images onto each distinguished chalice, ranging from renditions of Van Gogh's Starry Night to paisley patterns and animal prints. Both decorative and functional, these drink-holding art pieces catch the eyes of onlookers while embodying Wine Me?'s motto, "Don’t just drink, drink in style."
Serenity Bodyworks massage therapist Susan Rocca-Krisanda does more than knead shoulders. One client claims that the therapist's massages leave her feeling like "melted butter"; another says that she never wants to leave the massage table. Susan helps patrons forget about stress at work or rivalries at the bowling alley with therapies that range from deep-tissue pressure to hot-stone massages that siphon stress from the muscles and joints.
After growing frustrated with her film-industry career in New York City, Anne Kuronyi traveled out west, where she spent most of her time sifting through clothing racks in "buy, sell, trade" boutiques. Fueled by a love of vintage apparel and a modest amount of money, Anne returned to her hometown in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, to open her own shop. What began in 2003 as a three-room boutique eventually expanded into a seven-room vintage haven stocked with gently used designer clothing, jewelry, and home décor. Now three locations strong, The Attic maintains a dialogue with its clientele through excellent customer service, social-networking sites, and retro carrier pigeons.