As a nationally certified and licensed massage therapist with a master's degree in special education, Jolie Schiering knows the power that touch can have to reduce anxiety and show support. Drawing on this experience and more than 1,000 hours of bodywork instruction, Jolie tempers troubled sinews with a variety of massage techniques. Lounging in a private room, clients prepare for Swedish, shiatsu, or hot-stone bodywork as the scented tendrils of aromatherapy oils uncurl through the air. When not calming muscles as a therapist, Jolie uses knowledge gained while acquiring a personal-training license to compete in races such as the San Diego Marathon, and obtained CPR certification from Red Cross.
Allendale's seasoned skillet wielders sizzle up a menu of breakfast dishes and, according to New Jersey Monthly magazine, some of the best soups, salads, and sandwiches in the state. Awaken sluggish appetites with a selection from the bevy of breakfast spreads, such as the Truck Driver ($7.95)— two eggs, toast, and pancakes, with a choice of bacon, sausage, ham, or CB radio—or the homemade corned-beef hash ($8.25). Or quell the moans of afternoon stomach gnomes with a hearty helping of Kyle’s Famous pulled pork—slow-roasted succulence marinated in a signature barbecue sauce and enswathed between the soft ends of a roll slathered with its pre-fame friend, coleslaw ($7.95). Served on a wide variety of breads, rolls, and wraps, Allendale Eats! sandwiches are made with Boar’s Head brand meats and cheeses, including the Virginia ham ($5.45) and eggplant parmigiana hero ($6.95). Like a vegetable chef's washing machine, Allendale Eats! rotates soup flavors, offering up classics such as chicken noodle ($2.95 for a small cup) and distinctive delicacies such as potato leek, and crab and corn chowder ($3.95 each for a small cup). For junior noshers, a children’s menu slings out a slew of mini meals, such as a chocolate-chip pancake served with bacon and orange juice ($4.95), and the grilled-cheese sandwich served with a cookie and a drink ($4.95). A new, ever-changing dinner menu adds nightly pasta, entree, and dessert specials to the mix.
Fresh from its 2009 remodel, the Lakeside Grille at Ramsey Golf and Country Club combines the classic tastes of comfort fare with more fanciful fare. Chef Arthur Toufayan, the mastermind behind the eclectic menu, cut his teeth in the upscale New York kitchens of Aureole and Union Square Café before taking the reins at Lakeside Grille. His culinary philosophy- pivots on fresh, seasonal ingredients, and he applies it deftly to dishes such as homestyle fish ‘n’ chips and pan-seared calf’s liver.More than 30-vintages on the wine list complement meals, and pour forth from the bar, which glows with light from freshly born TVs. The bar area is populated by high-topped tables that accommodate teenage growth spurts that only affect the legs, whereas the abutting dining room’s wood-burning fireplaces crackle and pop cozily. Patrons entering and exiting through the club’s atrium can also drink in unparalleled views of the lush golf green.
Each day, Healthlys’s chefs prepare three healthy meals and two snacks using low-fat, kosher ingredients. Instead of being handed to a server and whisked out to a table, the gourmet food is placed in an insulated bag and delivered to customers’ homes no later than 5 a.m. When customers open the bag in the morning, they may see a spinach-and-egg wrap for breakfast, a large garden salad for lunch, and grilled salmon with cauliflower soufflé for dinner.
By using nutritious ingredients and high-tech delivery spaceships, Healthlys hopes to popularize more modest portions of food that lack potentially unhealthy ingredients such as white flour, sugar, MSG, and unnatural additives.
While up to 22 kids clamber into the game truck’s trailer to challenge each other at various video games, another 16 convene along its exteriors to play. Arcade N Fun doesn’t just bring the fun to kids’ events, though; the party truck travels to weddings, sporting events, fundraisers, and bachelor parties. To complement the intense gaming experience, the truck also comes outfitted with 15 widescreen HDTVs, surround sound, laser lights, strobes, and even a fog machine.
Sarah and Krista, the lead trainers at Elite Equine Group, help students develop confident horseback-riding skills during lessons and nurture comfortable relationships between humans and horses. The teaching duo takes into account each rider’s variables⎯including experience, age, abilities, and hat gallon number⎯as they teach students within the two indoor rings or one outdoor arena.
With a focus on safety, the instructors typically start young riders out in 30-minute lessons, while older students partaking in hour-long lessons that teach grooming, tacking, and groundwork.