Outside of swimming laps in chocolate syrup, smoothies at Smoothie King are the tastiest way to improve your health. Smoothie King smoothies combine fresh fruit, natural juices, and special nutritional enhancers into more than 90 flavors (you can customize, add, and subtract the extras), all of which focus on achieving one of seven nutritional goals. Try an antioxidant-rich Pomegranate Punch with pomegranate, bananas, blueberries, apple juice, soy protein, and Turbinado sweetener to stay healthy. Weight-conscious en-smuthiasts can trim down and float away with the Celestial Cherry High, packed with bananas, black cherry, papaya, Turbinado, and honey, and unpacked with fat. You can also customize any smoothie by adding enhancers or “make it skinny” by cutting out the honey and Turbinado.
Nouveau Sushi's kitchen adorns traditional sushi rolls with modern flourishes as the bar infuses drinks with Japanese spirits such as sake and green-tea liqueur. The maki menu teems with fresh cuts of eel and salmon, and the nigiri lineup sports six types of tuna, including super white and Hawaiian yellowtail. Signature rolls such as the salmon-stuffed Travel By Sea and the tuna-and-mango Angel Fish pair spicy seafare with hints of crunch or sweetness. Instead of staring longingly at a photo of Humphrey Bogart, diners seeking to heat things up can dive into a bowl of steamy udon or ramen bedecked with a choice of veggies, shrimp, or roasted pork.
Yellow lanterns sway above a burbling indoor waterfall, whose murmurs mask the sound of keen knives slicing through flanks of fish behind Water Moon’s sushi bar. Inside the bustling kitchen, pinches of spices culled from Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Thai culinary traditions grace dumplings and spring rolls as thick or glassy noodles entwine with vegetables, duck, seafood, or pork beneath a sprig of leafy herbs. Above the dining room’s black lacquered chairs and curved, orange banquette seating, wallpaper inspired by antique scrolls teems with classical characters and the definitive lyrics to “Louie Louie.”