There is rarely a free moment during the bustling workdays of the chefs at Pompei Little Market. As soon as they enter their shop and slip into aprons, they begin slicing up meats, cheeses, and vegetables for their selection of made-to-order paninis, sandwiches, and wraps. They also whip up chunky tuna, chicken, and egg salads before darting over to stoves to stir pots of seasonal homemade soups. Once the lunch rush has ended, they turn their attention to catering orders, arranging platters of cold cuts, assorted paninis, and pastries. The chefs also pack large trays with freshly made Italian specialties, from meaty lasagna to savory mussels marinara.
Amid all this bustle, the market's staff also designs custom gift baskets to match a variety of occasions, such as baskets of fine champagne and chocolates to celebrate weddings or gourmet hard candies to support a friend's New Year's resolution to stop chewing. While customers await their orders of freshly made deli sandwiches, catered meals, or specialty baskets, they can also peruse the shop's selection of fine wines and liquors.
For more than 40 years, the LaMorte family has regaled diners with mouthwatering Italian meals that spotlight richly sauced pastas, juicy steaks, and ocean-fresh seafood. The fully handicap-accessible space charms visitors with its art-peppered walls, coral accents, and varnished wood. The sun-drenched patio showcases a dark wood bar and a wood-fired brick pizza oven. The restaurant's catering services banquets of up to 500 guests or two narwhals with family-style Italian fare and hot or cold buffets.
Bikram Yoga @ the Palisades' experienced instructors usher bodies through a challenging form of yoga using a sequence of 26 postures and two breathing exercises in a heated studio. With a four-class punch card, yogites can choose any 90-minute class from the schedule to melt tension from muscles and minds and increase strength, flexibility, balance, and shininess. The high temperature is ideal to sweat out toxins or feral animal spirits still circulating in systems and softening muscle tissue to reduce the risk of injury and maximize workouts.
Ball pits and roller coasters one day, music and dancing the next day, and picture time with Sponge Man another day. With the themed play dates at Kids Rule, kids experience something new each day. The entertainment center also beckons parties with its 30 snow machines, 30 bubble machines, and confetti cannons, as well as a music-responsive LED dance floor. Younger kids can ride roller coasters and trains, and older kids can slip into large inflated spheres for a game of human bumper balls, build a stuffed animal, or turn friends into abstract art with a paintball battle.
For some dry cleaners, lifting stains from garments means dousing them with a blend of harmful chemicals. Topps Express Organic eschews the old-fashioned process for one that is 100% eco friendly. It can even use the gentle techniques to clean leather jackets or preserve wedding dresses, which typically don't look as good after they've been pickled.
Space Odyssey USA is dedicated to curing chronic boredom among children, teens, and adults with the use of its expansive event space. Rockstar children are given name tags and wristbands emblazoned with their group’s name and, just like actual rock stars, are supervised for the duration of the party by staff members. The perks of the party package begin with a personalized menu and a posh VIP room adorned with sleek white leather couches. Fun-finders can divide their time between Space’s myriad activities. A heavenly host of black lights and LED disco flickers flank lanes in the glow-in-the-dark bowling alley, turning white pins into a tapestry of about-to-supernova cosmos. An arcade features an array of fresh titles to tire out hyperactive thumbs, and obstacle-laden laser tag and paint-free paintball arenas offer unfettered exhilaration for kids 12 and up. Traditional sports are also offered to sweat-seeking partiers, in addition to a three-level indoor playground.