Moose Creek Neighborhood Pub & Grill ingratiates itself with diners by serving up American favorites in a relaxed atmosphere where local beers flow freely from the taps. A recent profile by CDAPress.com describes the spacious 4,500-square-foot spot—whose 90 seats are spread across tables, booths, and a bar—as "diverse" and aiming for a friendly neighborhood vibe. Waiters navigate the indoor space, as well as an outdoor patio, with trays of familiar eats including pizzas, seafood, and burgers, which, like the statues at Madame Tussauds, are made of ground chuck and brisket. Augmenting the eats, bartenders mix a slew of spirited beverages, including discounted ones each weekday during happy hour and each Thursday night during Ladies' Night.
Beth is meticulous when it comes to bolstering her clients? peepers. She pumps up existing fringe by applying eyelash extensions one at a time, adding length and volume to lash lines. The beauty pro expands her restorative reach to the entire face, offering facials that focus on curbing acne and sun damage.
It would be an understatement to say that the kitchen at Meltz Extreme Grilled Cheese just makes grilled cheese sandwiches. These sandwiches push the boundaries so much that the menu lists them in three categories. "Simple" lists options that include just cheese, and "uncommon" sandwiches go beyond bacon and tomato with additions that are inventive, but perhaps not so surprising, such as pepperoni and tomato sauce or garlic chicken and avocado ranch sauce. The "extreme" sandwiches are billed as "over the top," pushing the boundaries of the simple grilled cheese with pulled pork, or turkey and sweet potatoes.
These inventive combinations are the brainchild of the owner Chef Joe McCarthy and the general manager Chef Lou Davey. They won the professional division of the Kama Sutra category in the 2013 Grilled Cheese Invitational with her Potsticker Meltz. The sandwich blends the flavors of provolone cheese, pepperjack cheese, pork, peppers, garlic, ginger, scallions, soy, sesame, fried wontons, and a sriracha-chili aioli in an unexpected way. When out on the town, grilled cheese lovers can keep an eye out for the bright-white Mobile Meltz food truck, from which they can snatch a sandwich on the go.
Though Stephanie Bailey once studied with skincare giants—Dr. Murad and Dr. Obagi of their eponymous medical-grade lines—her heart wasn't in it. "[I] just couldn't pull away from what I love most, which is skincare for the hands and feet," she says. Once she realized that, Bailey developed her own waterless pedicure style that eschews traditional water jets in her pedicures to eliminate the concern of cross contamination and accidental foot drowning. After beautifying the digits of cheerleaders from the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks, she moved to Idaho and applied her 28 years of experience to Nails by Stephanie at Revive Salon.
Revive’s space evokes a swanky New York loft, with modern lights that radiate overhead onto plush velvet furniture and charcoal-gray walls of stacked stone. Amid these chic accents, skilled stylist Sabrina Day draws on six years' experience to sculpt face-framing layers and paint strands with Redken color products. The salon offers not only haircare, but also a select list of spa services such as restorative mani-pedis, therapeutic massages, and deep-cleansing facials. Clients may also request a wax to remove unwanted fuzz from eyebrows or dandelions growing from earlobes.
Nail technician Jen Diaz does more than file fingernails and corral cuticles; she turns hands and feet into works of art. Clients push back from her manicure table with hands bearing Bling or custom designs such as lady bugs, Rubik's cubes, or jack-o-lanterns. To keep digits dancing, Jen protects nails by daubing them with layers of durable Shellac polish, which can keep nail surfaces shiny for up to two weeks.