Board-certified ER physician Dr. Don Gates knows the dangers of obesity first hand. After experiencing a 40-pound weight gain and a huge spike in blood sugar levels a little more than a decade ago, he decided it was time to take control. Today, he draws from his own past experiences to help others manage obesity-related disorders or remain at an ideal weigh. At Scale Solutions, he oversees medical weight loss programs that rely on appetite suppressants, diet plans, and fitness routines. To help clients overcome fatigue, he also administers lipotropic injections that are rich in vitamin B12 and metabolism-boosting amino acids.
Gangs of ottomans and mattresses populate Atlantic Bedding and Furniture, whose continually changing designs from Coaster, Forbidden City, Harden, Sealy, Old Town Imports, and other top brands help customers capture the furniture species of their choice sans long waiting periods. Treat hard-working eye awnings to a decadent break with a solid hardwood Leonardo bed ($347–$516), backed by a strong, modern headboard the color of morning espresso but the flavor of tufted upholstery. Taking home a Davenport nightstand ($125) means never having to precariously perch glasses or bequeathed dentures on thin windowsills.
Georgetown Smokehouse slow cooks its menu of Southern-style barbecue, pairing smoky meats and hand-formed burgers with homey sides. Beneath a painted vignette of a pastoral farm, patrons strip the succulent meat from racks of ribs, slice into slabs of beef brisket, and finger-paint napkins with the remnants of saucy wings. Every entree is accompanied by freshly prepared sides such as collard greens, macaroni and cheese, or coleslaw.
Mr. Koolz Gelato and Water Ice furnishes healthy dessert alternatives and aromatic teas in a historic and spiritually inviting setting. Owner Janet Morowitz's ongoing love affair with gelato permeates all 24 flavors of the exquisite milk and fruit-based creations. The rotating seasonal menu also encompasses fruit-based, milk-free flavors as well as sugar-free and low-fat scoops that can reduce a jelly belly to a firm Jell-O mold. Italian-inspired classics like chocolate or tiramisu ($3.50 for one scoop, $4 for two, and $4.50 for three) are delicious heaped alongside one of Mr. Koolz's innovative new blends of sweet potato or almond joy. Warm a gelato-iced throat with a wide selection of teas available by the box ($5 to $7.50), by the pound ($10.50 to $24), or by the Ming Dynasty vase.