Liehs & Steigerwald has been handcrafting sausages and meats in Syracuse since 1936, when its German-immigrant founders first began sharing their traditional recipes and culinary methods. Current owner Chuck Madonna, who began working at the shop at age 15, and co-owner Jeff Steigerwald now run an expanded operation that keeps butchery simple. Butchers custom-cut top-grade meats on request, grind chuck fresh several times a day, and craft sausages of all sorts, from traditional kielbasa to specialty cheddar and chicken-wing bratwurst.
Savory sausages reside in all-natural casings, free of additives and fillers, and acquire a smoky flavor and a husky timbre in an old-fashioned smokehouse. At-home delivery service ferries the shop’s meats directly to customers’ abodes, though some specialties, such as corned beef, take a little extra time to prepare. Profiled by the Post-Standard, the Irish-American staple takes three weeks to perfect, and Liehs & Steigerwald’s butchers carefully marinate the corned beef in brine, spices, and fresh four-leaf clovers, creating succulent slices that require no extra seasoning before cooking.
Set in genteel Manchester Village in the Green Mountains, Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant is a charming retreat with superb views of Mount Equinox, a delightful restaurant with an excellent reputation for fine dining, stylish rooms and suites and above all, a pampering atmosphere. The rooms and suites are impeccably styled and decorated with wonderfully comfortable beds specifically designed to make you feel as relaxed and at home as possible. Every suite has a fireplace and a number have mountain views. Whether you stay here in winter or summer, there are numerous activities from a round of golf at the nearby Gleneagles course, hiking and cycling trails throughout the valley, to skiing at Bromley and Stratton Mountain. Spend a day at Manchester Designer Outlets before a well deserved nightcap in the atmospheric hotel bar. The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant is a Small Luxury Hotels of the World property.
Junk King’s red trucks travel to houses around the country to clear homes of clutter while maintaining environmentally safe practices. Friendly haulers give customers a call when they're en route, then cart away anything except hazardous materials, including garden clippings, outmoded furnishings, and cursed Cadillac trunks. The refuse rangers sort through everything they take away, donating what they can to charity, recycling what they can’t, and even sweeping up when the job is done. So far, Junk King has saved 908 tons from entering landfills by striving to recycle more than 60% of what they collect. All appointments are scheduled within two-hour time frames, often with same- or next-day service.
The smell of sage and soothing music permeate the room as you lie on crisp sheets––and this is just the start of relaxation. Licensed massage therapist Precious Walker warms massage oil between her hands, then digs in––first to the shoulders, then the lower back, tailoring pressure to your wishes. Kneading and Swedish gliding motions segue into cross-friction pressure, slowly untying muscle knots and promoting a deep relaxation. Clients may also request a prenatal massage or specialty sports bodywork to expedite injury recovery.
Cooks at Juanita's Mexican Kitchen prepare dishes fresh each day such as burritos wrapped in soft flour tortillas and deep-fried chimichangas. The restaurant also features 15 combination platters stocked with a sampling of fajitas, quesadillas, and enchiladas. Behind the full bar, staff members shake up margaritas and dispense cold brews into pint glasses.
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