In its warm and unassuming atmosphere aglow in red, purple, and gold, Peking Palace has been culinarily composing more than 120 sizzling Hunan, Szechuan, Mandarin, and Cantonese dishes for more than 30 years. Those longing for lunch and libations may peruse plenteous lunch menu items, such as kung-pao chicken ($7.50) or a cantonese combination plate of beef lo mein and sweet and sour chicken with fried prawns for taste buds unsatisfied with the singular ($7.85).
Chan Bistro owners Katia Chan and Meo Goldstein sojourn to local markets each morning to gather fresh ingredients for the meals their patrons will order that day, according to the Pacific Northwest Inlander's feature on the eatery. The married couple's emphasis on freshness carries over to the recipes they serve, and they prepare all of their rich sauces in-house. Though adept at all manner of culinary styles, Katia and Meo primarily dole out variations on traditional Asian dishes, such as the fuji sweet-and-sour chicken breaded with panko and topped with grilled pineapple. Vegetarian entrees, such as Sichuan-style steamed Silken tofu with fresh garlic and scallions, allow diners of different dietary persuasions to sup together and compare chewing techniques. Diners dig into Katia and Meo’s recipes beside a photographic backdrop of Hong Kong’s gleaming skyline, a nod to Katia's hometown, which she describes as “the heaven of food.”
Sharpening the skills and spirits of students since 2001, the instructors at Red Dragon expound the tools, techniques, and philosophies of traditional martial arts, self-defense, and mixed martial arts, conditioning budding champions' bodies while strengthening their self-respect. Sophic senseis lead keen karatekas through challenging yet pleasure-cultivating classes that utilize group activity and camaraderie to catapult participants over new plateaus of power. Private lessons help students make the most of group sessions by providing them with intensive personalized training and tips.
Chef Ramiro Urbina is no stranger to Chinese cuisine. Working for restaurants such as Panda Express, Flaming Wok, and PF Changs, Urbina honed his skills before becoming the chef and owner of Happy Dragon Express.
Each of Happy Dragon’s classic Chinese favorites—such as kung pao chicken, mongolian beef, and fortune cookies crammed with lines from The Karate Kid—is made daily from fresh, flavorful ingredients. Customers can gather their lunch or dinner into a convenient to-go box, or kick back at a table and watch TV inside the cozy restaurant.
Most locals know El Sombrero simply as "The Hat," a colloquialism that reflects the community's affection for this casual Mexican restaurant and cantina. But locals aren't the only ones who have taken notice. Visitors travel from far and wide to taste what might just be the best burrito in the Pacific Northwest: El Sombrero's famous tequila shrimp burrito. The shrimp-stuffed behemoth, which is cooked in tequila for 30 seconds before being finished in fine oils and placed on a bed of rice and covered in sauce, is a perennial favorite and the most popular item on the menu, but that shouldn't dissuade you from trying the sizzling fajitas and tacos, all of which are cooked fresh daily. Come in on Saturday and you'll have time to sample them all, thanks to flat-screen televisions that broadcast hours of Pac-12 games. Cheers for the Cougars can even be heard on the outdoor patio, where guests enjoy the open air and sip margaritas.
At Core Chiropractic, backs get back to good health thanks to Dr. Allan Joubert, who graduated magna cum laude and as a presidential scholar from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. In an effort to treat the entire body holistically, Dr. Joubert maintains an encyclopedic knowledge of the sacro-occipital technique—a method that relies on a system of indicators to pinpoint problem areas and efficiently corrects them with ease. This technique enables Dr. Joubert to treat not only increase general feelings of wellness but to alleviate both common and complicated cases, such as vertigo, ADHD, and ringing ears caused by vertebral subluxation or a pet parrot who won’t stop squawking your name. In addition to treating ailing backs, Dr. Joubert provides nutritional services that especially focus on the importance of whole foods.