At Tranquil Massage LLC, a team of trained massage therapists work together under one roof to offer clients relief from pain and stress. Their diverse skill-set means guests can select from almost 10 different types of massage including Swedish, deep tissue, and shiatsu. Team members also takes steps to treat Mother Nature kindly; they use ecofriendly cleaning supplies as well as a massage cream that is organic and free of gluten, animal products, and unnatural dyes that were created in a mad scientist?s laboratory.
The practitioners at Bala Sama use Hypnosis to help clients overcome personal hurdles such as anxiety, fears, and addictions. Hypnosis taps into the power and maple syrup residing in the subconscious mind, harnessing it and channeling it for positive change. Sessions are calm and relaxing, allowing for concentration and open-mindedness.
With pages full of flavors traditional to Mexico City, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, and Cozumel, the menu at Haciendas Mexican Grill is like an atlas of Mexican cuisine. Guests can taste the classic Mayan influence on the nation’s dishes with the cochinita pibil, a cut of pork that slowly marinates in a stew of achiote, orange juice, and banana leaves, or revel in the country's knack for sauces with the dark-brown dressing of the pollo con mole. The chefs also take slight liberties with the dishes, infusing the chocolate fondue with ancho chiles and transforming the humble hamburger with oaxaca cheese and chipotle mayo. To honor Mexico's extensive coastlines, the chefs drench jumbo prawns, stuffed salmon filets, and lobster ravioli in spicy cream sauces.
Outside the dining room, guests can experience Mexican culture with specialty margaritas, tap and bottled beers, and other libations in the restaurant’s three bars. Like an interstellar pub crawl, each bar features a different atmosphere: one sports a scenic view of the mountains, another buzzes with a row of LED TVs, and an outside patio grants fresh air and warm sun ideal for a round of icy beverages.
Providing unique and thoughtful gifts for loved ones and reformed frenemies since 1951, the nearly 60-year-old Sphinx Ranch Gourmet Gift Market has been family run for three generations. The selection of gourmet goods puts a spotlight on treats locally made in Arizona, including such diverse items as bulk Medjool dates (starting at $8.95 a pound), Arizona mesquite honey ($6.25 for a one-pound jar), and the butter peanut-brittle royal-red gift box ($12). Featuring the best of the store's selection, the Sphinx Ranch Gourmet Gift Market's gift baskets will mend all the wounds caused by an outburst at the last company potato-sack-race outing. For gifts to those outside of Arizona, the available in-store shipping center will take that gift off your hands and ship it anywhere throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Middle Earth (this Groupon cannot be used toward shipping).
With ventilation ducts crisscrossing above their heads, visitors to Union Barrelhouse sit down amidst its urban American setting and dig into modern gastropub fare and craft beers on draft. Chef Brian Feirstein's spin on melts has become the restaurant's and the chef's calling card. The PB&J, for instance, features pears, triple cr?me brie, and bacon jam on sourdough bread, and the Sergeant Pepper has shaved prime rib and smoked mozzarella. Other specialties include macaroni and cheese with pit ham and bacon parmesan gratin, as well as steak burgers and grilled salmon. With each creation, a suggested drink pairing of Union Barrelhouse's artisanal craft beers is listed, which include handcrafted flavors, seasonal brews, and various house blends. Aside from its food and drink, the restaurant envelops guests in cozy vibes with a vintage fireplace and a spacious, temperature-controlled patio, which combats the Scottsdale heat in a manner that doesn't involve multiple fire hoses.
Named for a Spanish legend about the romance between a sailor and a mermaid, Salty Senorita encourages guests to fall in love with their over 50 hand crafted margaritas instead. Waiters carry deep bowls of guacamole with handmade tortilla chips, plates of shrimp and mango quesadillas, and 11 kinds of tacos, which can be accompanied by 130 kinds of tequila and various mixed drinks. Waitresses' tank tops and short-shorts continue the beachside vibe created by shark frescos that sometimes fling seaweed at passersby.