The staff at Pure Salon & Spa treats the skin, face, and eyes, and Janelle M. Frisque deals with muscles and nerves. Inside the calming spa, the massage therapist welcomes clients to her table for relaxing Swedish massages or deep-tissue bodywork. Janelle works beside a trained aesthetician and nail technician and an Aveda-educated skincare specialist.
The chefs of Rex's Burgers and Brews grill-kisses burgers sculpted from personally ground meats and freshly baked breads to create a menu brimming with classic Americana burgers and comfort fare. Warm up digestive tracts with a starter of shredded barbeque braised pork sliders ($2 each), bookended by a sweet roll, or prevent the tongue from knotting around the epiglottis by stretching the jaws around a one-pound platter of sweet potato fries ($6.95). Patrons yearning for bites of a burger can build-their-own from a list of 8 patties ($7.95–$9.95 each) that range from black beans to freshly ground elk meat, piling on their choice of 21 toppings ($0.50–$1 each) before embellishing edible hand packages with savory sauces from the condiments bar. Indecisive eaters can put nerves at ease with a pre-planned line-up of protein-patties, such as the #5 elk burger ($12.20) piled high with smoked bacon and mozzarella, or a veggie pasta bowl, swarming with tortellini carb-rings, peppers, and mushrooms. Rex's rounds out its lengthy menu with grilled meat entrées, salads, and sandwich melts along with a fully stocked bar of brews and specialty cocktails.
9th Street Bistro's skilled flavor experts wield natural and organic ingredients to sate cravings for fresh salads, soups, and made-to-order entrees. Their menu changes with the season, offering picks from the finest sandwich trees and soup from the heartiest broth bearing cows. Stacked fare—including the Portobello panini ($6.99), where marinated Portobello mushrooms laze beneath bubbling buffalo mozzarella, organic, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil pesto on herbed foccacia—is balanced on locally crafted artisan bread, baked with organic flour. For a bright and beaming start to the day, eschew regular routines of Greco-Roman snowman wrestling for a double shot of espresso ($1.65) paired with a multi-grain waffle and fresh blueberries ($6.49). Signature drinks from the juice bar harness sweet nectars from the fruits of Mother Nature's living room décor. Try a 16-ounce Jump Start, with grapefruit, apple, ginger, and spirulina ($4.25) or a 20-ounce Concerto, featuring a hot brew of grapes, pear, cloves, and apple ($5).
Cashmere Skin & Body offers a panoply of soothing and smoothing spa and salon services performed by the hands of skilled aestheticians, massage therapists, and makeup artists. Engage in a one-hour massage ($55), performed by a licensed massage therapist such as Sara Morrison and available in several styles, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and Sports Performance, which increases flexibility and revs up recovery in bodies left rattled by games of full-contact croquet. On the opposite end of the relaxation spectrum, waxing services raze eyebrows ($15), upper lips ($10), and Brazilian bikini lines ($55). Revive a frayed frontispiece with a 45-minute mini version of a berry refined facial ($45), which exfoliates dry skin cells with alpha hydroxy acids to reveal the bountiful flesh fruit below, or extend the exfoliation downward with a radiant skin renewal sugar scrub ($65), which works over the whole body, then moisturizes the federation of limbs with nourishing cream. Special-occasion makeup application ($60) is also available.
Certified acupuncturist and herbalist Connie Christie helps each client achieve long-term well-being through acupuncture and rolfing therapies. She creates balance and harmony in the body by placing sterilized, individually packaged needles at strategic points along the body's meridians. Along with enabling more balanced bodily functions, acupuncture can help relieve chronic pain and improve sleep and digestion. Connie also culls from her fully stocked pharmacy of Chinese herbal remedies to meet each person's specific needs and magic-potion desires.
Vibrance's licensed massage therapists plunder corporal frameworks for knots and sore spots in muscle-melting massage sessions calibrated to each client's needs. The long, languorous strokes of the Swedish massage encourage sinew to release tension and stress, promoting better relaxation, increased circulation, and extended reach during Red Rover tournaments. Alternatively, deep-tissue massage conspires with trigger-point therapy to lengthen muscles and bolster downward dog stamina. Groupon-holders will also receive one punch on Vibrance's loyalty card, which garners customers a free massage or paper replica of swiss cheese after five paid sessions.