ReCREATE's approach to conservation unleashes the inner outsider artist in all who enter the center's cheery, well-organized studio. The guerrilla-crafting cooperative rescues unwanted office supplies, retail detritus, and industrial byproducts from a destiny of landfill lining, in the process building a vast repository of reusable craft materials. Drop-in sessions ($5 each) allow developing da Vincis to create milk-jug masks and packing-foam puppets to their hearts' content. Conservational crafters purchase bulk supplies from the studio's bins of cast-off designer-fabric samples, cigar boxes, paper, tile chips, cardboard, and more, while reCREATE supplies scissors, glue, and any other necessary equipment. Amateur artists of all ages can spontaneously generate boats, figurines, and dioramas in-studio, or shop for materials to build a man-sized version of Mouse Trap at home.
A novice might raise a skeptical eyebrow at a coriander- or sorghum-infused beer, but to craft brewer Erik Schmid, ingredients like these aren’t unusual in the least. At The Brewmeister, Erik teaches small groups of students to concoct liquid refreshments that are both distinctive and tasty. Beer-brewing classes cover the basics of fermentation, proper sanitation practices, and how to funnel beer into bottles or directly into bellies. Though Schmid prepares batches of seasonal ales in brewing classes, he can advise students on any brewing technique.
Those who wish to pursue the art of home brewing can purchase brewing equipment and ingredients such as malts, barley, and hops in The Brewmeister's shop. Schmid also stocks wine-making materials, including a variety of yeasts and rental presses with which to extract juices from grapes or grape-flavored juice boxes.
The certified laser technicians at Central Valley Laser Center, under the guidance of Dr. TJ Maroon, help slenderize patients with the Lapex BCS LipoLaser. During the headlining treatment, patients don light- and heat-emitting pads on problem areas. The laser prompts the fat cells to release their contents for later removal through the lymphatic system—a process that can be expedited through light exercise or speed walking away from the center’s pet grizzly bear. In addition to contouring physiques, the treatment can help diminish the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks.
Bollywood Chat & Sweets specializes in chaat—flavorful street foods popular in India. The eatery's cooks prepare snack wraps and dishes such as tandoori chicken and paneer pakora, a dish of battered, deep-fried paneer cheese that's crispy and creamy at the same time. Photographs of Bollywood stars decorate the restaurant's walls, celebrating India's vibrant entertainment culture as well as its cuisine.
Regardless of which Dave & Buster's location you visit, you can count on being fed and entertained. The sprawling entertainment complexes feature full bars with specialty cocktails and dining areas that serve burgers, steaks, sandwiches, and other dishes that have been voted onto American food menus by congress representatives past and present. Most locations have a billiards area, and all have a Million Dollar Midway, the franchise's uber game room that consists of rows of blinking and ticket-spewing arcade games.
Ground Zero Clothing and Boardshop’s adroit staff has been equipping athletes with apparel and gear for skateboarding, snowboarding, and wakeboarding since 1997. Harnessing the style and proven functionality of such top-tier brands as TOMS, Volcom, Nike SB, and Burton, they swathe bodies from head to toe in shoes, jeans, and T-shirts. Their collection of Spy and Electric sunglasses protects peepers from whipping winds, and their skateboard decks by Real and Creature help guests skim across surfaces with the speed of an over-caffeinated zamboni operator. Though their selection of boards and accessories rotates frequently, they typically have skimboards, wakeboards, and snowboards in stock to help their guests defy gravity in style. Additionally, skilled staff members recalibrate scuffed boards or grant patrons a chance to test pilot new ways to commute to work with their equipment repair and rental services.
The fit specialists at New Balance Roseville consider 88 “Points of Fit” before matching each client to the right walking, running, or hiking shoe, no matter their experience level. The shelves are packed with American-made New Balance gear, which they choose for optimum arch support based on measurements of the feet and observations of gait cycles. In addition to sneakers, clients gear up with breathable and comfortable apparel and accessories for men, women, and kids.