Brewburgers' chefs hoist the burger to the culinary kingdom's upper echelons by adding a splash of Guinness beer to their six-ounce ground-beef patties and a shot of bourbon to their tangy barbecue sauce. In addition to beef, grill commanders fashion patties from ground turkey, veggies, or steak, and accent the discuses with upscale add-ons such as crumbled blue cheese, roasted red peppers, or deep-fried monocles. The alcohol-tinged menu complements the drink selection of 16 draught beers and 15 wines.
At KeysCake, apple pie à la mode, strawberry shortcake, and banana splits are all transformed into bite-sized morsels. But the bakers don't have a shrink ray—rather, they use fresh ingredients to translate the flavors of classic desserts into cupcake form. Each small batch of cupcakes is made from scratch, then topped with swirls of frosting and colorful garnishes such as fruit, cookies, or petite candies.
Boudoir and pinup photographs capture women in their most physically, and sometimes mentally, intimate moments. That’s not something Boudoir Juteux’s resident photographer Alyshia takes lightly. Only she, her female client, and a female hair and makeup artist are allowed in her studio during man-free sessions, where she coaches her subjects through a series of flattering, sultry poses. The same day, Alyshia looks over each shot with her clients and decides which she’ll retouch and preserve as digital images or prints.
The seasoned chefs of Ai-Mei Thai Sakura transport taste buds to the Far East with a well-stocked menu of classic Thai dishes pleasantly mingling with creative sushi rolls and fresh Japanese favorites, earning them several “Best of Tampa Bay” titles from Tampa Bay Magazine. Taste buds can wade into one of seven curries ($10.95+) in a rainbow of colors or dive into five traditional noodle dishes, such as peanut-laden pad thai ($10.95+) and savory pad se ew, staying afloat atop a choice of proteins ranging from juicy beef and pork to sea-fresh scallops and shrimp ($8.95+). Sushi selections include the Dream roll stuffed with spicy mayo and crawfish under a tempura-eel cap ($12.95), and the Tornado, a deep-fried cyclone of tuna, crabmeat, and cream cheese ($11.95). Adventurous eaters can gnaw on the garlicky deep-fried frog legs ($15.95) or the restaurant’s table legs that the chef suggests consuming without soy sauce.
At more than 1,200 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
Feeling the raw power of a Ferrari engine as you floor the pedal and steer down an empty road may seem like a fantasy to some?but it's a perfectly attainable adrenaline fix at The Motorsport Lab. The Lab's driving experts allow clients to slip behind the wheel of a Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, or other rare and exotic automobile for a once-in-a-lifetime ride.
After explaining the vehicle features and the proper safety protocols, staff members turn over the keys. Drivers can gain a feeling for the automobile's speed and cat-like agility while guiding it around a controlled autocross course for several laps. For a truly immersive experience, The Motorsport Lab occasionally rents out its sports cars for weekend-long escapes that let clients travel in style and become the object of envy at any drive-through dry cleaner.