Raw Hair Studio emphasizes superior customer service with its aesthetic army of seasoned stylists. With the eco-friendly pedicure, the technician massages the feet, cloaks them in a moisturizing mask, and sloughs the heels of any dead skin. The pedicure shapes up nails with a sanitary, waterless procedure. A polish change tops off the treatment, leaving toenails glistening enough to reflect sunlight back into space to communicate with alien pen pals in Morse code. Ladies opting for a haircut can revamp their noodle nests with a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry treatment followed by a styling session with one of Raw Hair Studio's professional mane mavens. This thorough head edit is good for any length of hair, whether clients are rocking short demi-bobs or keeping their locks long enough for a prince to scale the walls of their one-story bungalows.
Established in 1932, Casbeer’s Center has been a cornerstone for the Beaken Hill neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas as a tex mex restaurant. Casbeer's was originally a small neighborhood bar and was made famous by the addition of a grill and ovens for cooking original flavored and bubbly chili and cheese covered enchiladas
The Foundry's bean barons orchestrate a menu that brims with organic-certified free-trade coffee and specialty drinks and a buoyant selection of light café fare. A local roaster delivers The Foundry's weekly bounty of coffee beans, which the crew grinds moments before brewing them and pouring the coffee into refillable cups that are as bottomless as a trap door in the Oval Office. Diners can pair the Elvis frappuccino––a blend of peanut butter, banana, and mocha ($4–$4.50)––with a solid savory, such as the spicy chipotle-chicken panini with a melted fusion of chipotle-cheese salsa, mozzarella, pico de gallo, and guacamole ($6.50). Cool off a piping hot palate with a selection of sweet fruit smoothies ($3.25–$3.75).
Prime Cultures Frozen Yogurt is a locally owned yogury that crafts cool scoops from real yogurt and fresh, seasonal fruits. You can witness a festival of yogurts led by original tart and tangy frozen yogurt ($2.50 for a small, $3.50 medium, $4.50 large), followed closely behind by specialty flavors such as green tea, cranagranate, or lemon lime ($3.50, $4.50, $5.50), and rounded out with floats of daily toppings including almonds, walnuts, honey, granola, coconut, graham crackers, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Pebbles, and the fruit battalion of blackberries, kiwi, peaches, mangoes, strawberries, and more ($1 for one topping, $1.25 for two, $1.50 for three).
Cosmic Cakery's owner, Brittney, believes that baking is just as valid an art form as painting or sculpture (in fact, it seems to borrow heavily from both). One look at Brittney's custom cakes will make you inclined to agree. Her edible creations have included a purple boom box, a cake shaped like Legos, and another cake topped with a pair of artfully crafted roller skates. But the taste is what matters most, and Cosmic Cakery certainly delivers on that front with everything from marshmallow fondant to peanut-butter cup cake pops.
Both a quick pit-stop for grabbing a coffee and homemade pastry and a respite for sitting down for lunch and lingering a while, Hearthstone Express functions as a coffee shop and bistro. The cooks usher in the day with breakfast, scrambling eggs and tucking them into buttery croissants with spinach-artichoke spread and crispy bacon. Meanwhile, the bakers whip up pastries such as danishes, scones, and bagels to complement cups of coffee. For lunch, the cooks move on to gourmet sandwiches and paninis; best-sellers include Alicia's club?turkey, avocado spread, mozzarella, and honey dijon on a croissant?and the turkey artichoke panini, topped with spinach-artichoke spread. But the staff is open to customers' own creations as well, making Build Your Own sandwiches. Diners can pick their meat, bread, cheese, veggies, and dressings, and name it anything they want, such as Janet.