Amid GameTown Pizza's mélange of arcade consoles and analog challenges, chefs sculpt dough for New York–style pizzas and ensconce zesty ingredients within calzones and strombolis before baking them golden on sizzling pizza stones. The bustling game room challenges competitors to bouts of air hockey, basketball, and invigorating redemption games, whose ribbons of tickets garner well-earned trips to the prize counter. Party planners can host savory shindigs within the arcade's private party room, whose whimsical yellow walls display flat-screen TVs ideal for celebratory slideshows and virtual-reality birthday cakes alike.
Clothesline Cleaners uses the environmentally safe Miele cleaning system to banish muck from button-up shirts (starting at $2), pants ($5.50), comforters (starting at $40), and more while maintaining dimension, color, capacity for speech, and brightness. Friendly cleaners will first examine garments for spots and stains and coat them in a dollop of banana-oil pre-spotter. A citrus and soy agent with dye blockers and fabric protectors follows before garments are treated with silk protein. All items are reshaped while wet and then dried, pressed, and given a final inspection for perfection, which may or may not involve donning a deerstalker hat and peering through an oversized magnifying glass.
A crackling fire warms guests perched at white-draped tables in the candlelit wine cellar. Upstairs, diners marvel at the picturesque views of the vineyard and rose garden filling the glass-enclosed patio's windows or deeply inhale the aroma of wildflowers drifting onto the vine-covered porch. It's against these intimate backdrops that servers at The Vineyards Restaurant deliver steak, seafood, and other upscale dishes to tables, which come aglow with candlelight as dusk falls.
The chefs work hard to make each bite as special as the surroundings. They age beef-tenderloin fillets for 45 days before plating them atop garlic-and-mushroom sauce and slowly marinate chicken in a spicy chipotle-garlic oil before nestling it in a bed of pasta covered in cilantro cream sauce.
With such food in such a setting, a regular night out at The Vineyards is one to remember, but a special occasion there is truly magical. For marriage proposals, anniversaries, and the reunions of long-lost pairs of socks, staffers lead guests down a candle-strewn path to a private table set for dessert among the vineyard's rows of grapevines. The Vineyards has held more than 500 weddings in its open-air pavilion, and its on-staff wedding coordinator and floral designer help plan picture-perfect ceremonies.
At SA Fitness, the treadmills are alive with the sound of thumping. As runners trot across their belts, onboard entertainment systems offer a diversion from the miles ahead. In adjacent rows, arc trainers, ellipticals, adaptive motion units, and stationary bikes contribute whirling, vigorous noises to the chorus.
In contrast to the cardio and weight-training equipment, the infrared saunas at SA Fitness are quiet and still. Radiating dry heat, the saunas accelerate circulation and boost sweating, causing pores to release toxins and family secrets. Hydrotherapy beds also offer a curative experience, relieving muscle tension through heat, massage, and full-body flotation. Certified personal trainers and nutrition coaches boost the efficacy of weight-loss and fitness routines with personalized programs that yield measurable results.