Fat Tuesday has achieved the impossible dream of bringing authentic bayou eats and Mardi Gras libations into the swamp-free lands of Arizona. Sample their transported tastes with snappy appetizers such as the alligator nuggets, shipped fresh from New Orleans before being breaded, fried, and served with a Cajun remoulade ($9.95), or the 10-piece hand-breaded shrimp, slathered in sauces that range from mild to mildly indignant ($7.95). For the main meal, try the Tuesday burger, a half pound of seasoned ground beef cooked to order accompanied by an entourage of tongue-lashing Cajun fries ($6.75). Fat Tuesday's ice-crowned claim to fame is the daiquiri menu, showcasing 25 sweet, potent deliriums. Obliterate boring tipples with a large barrel of Banana Banshee, concocted from creamy banana and coco liquors ($7.75), or challenge mortality with a medium Triple Bypass, in which tasty cherry flavors collide with vodka and grain alcohol ($6.50).
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Valley Medical Weight Control's doctors draw on decades of experience to help their clients reach and maintain a healthy weight. Through FDA-approved medications, custom-formulated supplements, and injections, they construct weight-loss programs that help suppress the appetite and build up the body’s stores of beneficial nutrients and minerals.
Licensed body experts at All Hands On Deck Massage & Nail Spa warm up weary muscles and appendages with gentle body treatments. Licensed massage therapists can spark circulation with customized sessions in trigger-point touch and reflexology. The spa’s nail services swathe cuticles in full sets of color, invigorating hands and feet with heated paraffin wax and hot desert stones. As parents get pampered, children relax in a playroom where they can watch episodes of Dora the Explorer and the scene from Doctor Zhivago where Elmo teaches Yuri words that begin with “C.”
Certified and licensed massage therapist Ashley helps heal the aches and muscle pains of clients in her bodywork office. Offering six massage modalities, among them acupressure, deep-tissue, and trigger-point massage, she relaxes tight muscles during each 60-minute massage.
After struggling with mild but chronic depression for most of her life, Kathleen Simonds spent 720 hours learning a way out. Armed with her 720-hour certification in hypnotherapy, she uses the holistic healing method to treat others' conditions, ranging from the aforementioned depression to relationship issues and smoking habits. Unlike hypnosis you might see used as a party trick, hypnotherapy relies on deeply relaxing the patient so that the therapist's positive suggestions can penetrate their subconscious.
As a former journalist and photographer, however, Simonds has deep reservoirs of creativity––too much to rely on a single approach. She also treats her clients with tarot-card coaching, a collaborative take on tarot-card reading that incorporates thoughtful dialogue. Alternatively, she can aid emotional release with aromatherapy.
Dr. Susan Williamson, NMD, a doctor of naturopathic medicine, leads the staff of the W Clinic of Integrative Medicine through acupuncture, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, vitamin therapy, and other therapies that can help patients meet their wellness and weight-loss goals. Dr. Williamson uses a whole-person approach to medicine, considering each patient's medical history before recommending both traditional and alternative treatments.