Spring Taste Vietnamese Food & Bar charms visitors with its authentic recipes, fresh ingredients, and relaxed atmosphere. Chefs prepare fragrant Vietnamese dishes of rice vermicelli, pho, and grilled pork chops with utmost care and simmer chicken hot pots with complex five-spice marinades. Not only does the menu promise feasts of pho soups and noodle platters, but also crusty banh mi sandwiches that enclose Asian veggies, grilled chicken, or pork and banh xeo rice crepes that exemplify humankind’s cross-cultural appreciation for the noble pancake.
In Focus: Brag Hair Salon
Specialties: modern haircuts, natural-looking coloring treatments, beachy waves, and updos
The staff: independent stylists with their own stations
Exclusive product line: Unite
The atmosphere: clean and modern, with hardwood floors, velvet chairs, and an accent wall featuring vintage-looking vector art
How to book a haircut: Every appointment is made via an online scheduling system, eliminating the need to call or hire a skywriter every time you need a trim.
Escape Outdoors stocks its shelves with an extensive wardrobe of apparel and gear designed to withstand the world’s harsh outdoor environment. With popular name brands such as The North Face, Patagonia, Helly Hanson, and others to choose from, customers will find themselves face-to-face with an ominously large list of options, not unlike the time they witnessed a troop of yetis materialize out of the mountain mist after hours of wandering over treacherous bunny hills. Guard your feet from the ground’s mood swings with a pair of men’s Reef AWOL sandals ($30), whose grippy outsole ensures optimal traction while freerunning to work. A women's Under Armour Proxima hoody shirt ($45) keeps female athletes cool, dry, and fresh-smelling with HeatGear moisture control and UV protection. Enwrap a gentleman’s noggin within the acrylic embrace of a Nixon Smoky beanie ($25), or keep your body’s precious heat from escaping through your navel by wearing a women’s ColdGear UA Base 2.0 crew shirt from Under Armour ($49.99), which comes in black, cornflower, or pink.
Pro-Maids' insured cleaners leave no cushion unturned and no carpet unvacuumed as they tick off tasks from a 52-point checklist. During a regular housecleaning session, the maids run down the list and complete the basic work, wiping down baseboards, washing walls, scrubbing showers, vacuuming carpets, and dusting picture frames, knickknacks, and robotic butlers. Deluxe cleaning sees them hitting every single point on that checklist in six-hour sessions that include cleaning of the surfaces of appliances such as ovens, refrigerators, and dryers. To back up its work, Pro-Maids offers everyone a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Founded in the Netherlands in 1999, Oil & Vinegar offers customers the chance to experience exciting new tastes. At the Spokane location, recently brought under new management and now veteran-owned, visitors choose from more than 40 ?on tap? vinegar and olive-oil flavors that glow from within their suspended glass containers. The staff makes transporting purchases convenient by selling bottles onsite or filling bottles brought from home.
Condiments come in creative flavors, such as blood-orange grapeseed oil and hibiscus vinegar, and include standouts from Italy, Spain, Greece, France, South Africa, Morocco, USA, and even Japan. The list is almost as impressive as the number of Oil & Vinegar stores (more than 90) peppered across 13 countries. Guests can sample the oils and vinegars before committing, and stock their cupboards with the shop?s other offerings?appetizers, herbs and spices, pasta, and even serving dishes.
A record-breaking ascent to the top of luxury condominium Bellevue Towers, the Fight for Air stairclimb raises funds to benefit the American Lung Association. Participants will each need to raise at least $100 in donations by October 20 before they max out glutes while completing a 45-, 90-, or 182-story climb, the latter of which encompasses a whopping 3,242 stairs. To keep you climbing at a steady pace, leave the weighty Super Soaker with straw attachment at home and take advantage of designated water stops every ten floors. Though it may be tough, the grasp for the top burns massive calories, earns you bragging rights, and can induce a hallucinogenic euphoria known to the French as l'esprit de' l'escalier. It's all in the name of a good cause, of course, as more than one million children and adults in Washington struggle to breathe each day because of lung disease. Participants that raise $250 or more are automatically entered to win two round-trip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies but do not earn permission to slide the banister back down to ground level. Check out the event FAQs for more information.