The teachers at Mind Body Yoga have exciting experiences on their resumes: one led yoga retreats in Costa Rica, another trained to be a yoga instructor for more than 500 hours, and yet another trained to become a postpartum doula. Though they've taken different paths, all the instructors now guide students at the same studio. They each uphold the philosophy of Mind Body Yoga, which opened with the goal of making yoga accessible to everyone in the community. The studio was designed to be a space where beginners and experienced yogis alike could experience the many benefits of yoga. To ensure the variety and accessibility of classes needed to meet this goal, these instructors helm of more than 30 classes a week. The schedule offers a taste of many different types of yoga, including prenatal, chakra, yoga fusion, restorative, power, vinyasa, and gentle basics.
At each of Zaytoon Kabob Bistro (ZK Grill)?s three locations, the savory scents of spiced, marinated kebabs ascend from sizzling grills, tickling the olfactory lobes of hungry visitors and jump-starting stomach-growling reflexes. Tender morsels of chicken, beef, and lamb cook over open flames, strung on stainless-steel skewers that help to banish unwanted fat and help high-school teachers emphasize points they've written on the chalkboard. Fragrant basmati rice and colorful pomegranate-walnut sauce accompany daily special dishes of eggplant stew, slow-simmered lamb, and baked chicken; desserts such as baklava and saffron ice cream cap off feasts in a traditional Mediterranean fashion.
The Corn Flower’s executive chef, Cecy Solano, is an artist whose medium is the humble empanada. Working from a palette of sweet and savory sundries, she balances poblano peppers with sour cream and potatoes, draws out the flavors of ground beef with red-wine sauce, and tweaks the classic combo of peaches and cream by replacing the cream with vanilla syrup. Her other authentic Mexican specialties include savory and sweet tamales, as well as breakfast and lunch burritos accompanied by homemade salsa.
Rather than keep her recipes all to herself, Cecy and her husband share their knowledge of Latin American cooking and culinary history during tours of the eatery and in-home cooking classes. Occasionally, she turns her pastry-making prowess to baking show-stopping 2-D and 3-D gourmet cakes, or trundles her gourmet eats to catered events that she decks out with artfully prepared dishes and centerpieces whittled from fruits and veggies.
Modern Grove Neighborhood Eatery and Market is all about the community?and the restaurant has the people, atmosphere, food, and chalkboards to prove it. In the dining room or on the breezy patio, guests settle in at one of the locally made tables, formed from 150-year-old barnwood, before tucking into their hearty, from-scratch meals. Natural light floods the space as the community enjoy organic salads, gourmet pizzas, or their bacon cheddar burger, a nominee for Best Burger in the Arizona Daily Sun's "Best of Flag 2013." Pints from local breweries and glasses of boutique wine sustain guests ready to hunker down for a pleasant hour or two, while the Morton Grove's Market offers retail items, ready-to-eat sandwiches, and take-away meals for those in a hurry. The high-top community table encourages patrons to make new friends, and brightly colored chalk on the wall-sized community calendar keeps diners in-the-know as to what's happening in Flagstaff.
At more than 2,600 stores in more than 30 countries, Dunkin' Donuts serves coffee and iced beverages, fresh-baked donuts and desserts, and savory breakfast sandwiches. Since Bill Rosenberg opened the first location in Quincy, MA, in 1950, the donut shop has blossomed into a one-stop coffee and breakfast restaurant familiar to millions of morning rushers and afternoon sippers.
Behind the counter of each location, glazed french crullers twist and curve like Parisian city streets, and Bavarian Kreme donuts are filled with a sweet, golden custard. A cavalcade of meats is available for piling onto breakfast sandwiches, such as sausage, cherrywood-smoked bacon, or ham enveloped with fluffy eggs and melty cheese between a choice of crisp crusts. Health-conscious risers can fuel strenuous bouts of lifting cars in the drive-thru line with a Wake-Up wrap, which offers options such as egg whites with turkey sausage or veggies that add up to as few as 150 calories. Both sweet and savory selections pair well with a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a creamy, frozen Coolatta drink.
Though commuters can snag a quick pick-me-up within minutes, the wafting aromas of baking confections invite patrons to sit inside and embark on nostalgic reminiscences of syrup-coated playground slides. Beyond the bakery walls, the company aims for social responsibility with its support of community volunteer efforts and use of 100% fair-trade-certified espresso beans.