Red Mango's frozen yogurt has been garnering national attention for more than five years, unlike that musician strumming away next to the foosball table in his basement. The shop earned a place atop _Zagat's 2011 lists for Best Smoothie and Frozen Yogurt Chain and Best Healthy Options Among Quick Refreshment Chains. Red Mango showcases its award-winning reputation by dishing up all-natural and gluten-free yogurts—all of which are either low-fat or nonfat—that promote healthy digestive and immune systems with natural probiotics. Friendly staff members are always on hand to whip Ghirardelli dark chocolate, POM pomegranate juice, and seasonal pumpkin spice frozen yogurts into Stevia-sweetened smoothies or parfaits layered with organic granola and fruit. The toppings bar brims with crunchy cereal, cheesecake bits, and nuts, allowing creative customization.
Located at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Poppy Kitchen's arched windows and long rustic bar is proudly home to "food you want to eat." Open for dinner and drinks, the evening menu begins with elegant platters lined with freshly shucked oysters and the the restaurant's famous steak tartare served in a jar with pickled veggies and crostini. Larger plates include duck breast with duck confit, fried rice, and chinese mustard jus and crispy salmon with a wild-mushroom risotto and balsamic glaze.
Breeze Patio Bar and Grill at Radisson Tucson begins each day with a with a breakfast buffet of fruit, eggs, and breakfast entrees before moving on to its menu of steaks, burgers, and sandwiches. Working with regional ingredients, cooks grill half-pound Kobe-style burgers—customized with ingredients such as guacamole, havarti cheese, and jalapeños—and broil and marinate swordfish filet topped with salsa-butter sauce. On Saturday nights during the summer, a large poolside screen plays family-friendly movies for swimmers and diners.
Aboard their fiery orange food truck, Mr. Cookman's chefs hand over pulled pork sliders, freshly-fried chicken, and barbecue ribs to hungry customers through a walk-up window. The menu also offers up plates piled with thick-cut fried pork chops or hot links, and accompanied by sides like baked beans or macaroni and cheese. And for dessert, they happily dish out big slices of homemade red velvet cake or chocolate chip cookies, which can be dressed in the fabric of your choice.
What began as a dance injury turned into a career change for Virginia Miller, who discovered shiatsu massage in the process and wanted to uncover more about Asian healing arts. While running her private practice since the '90s, she has also taught massage students in schools across the United States and at workshops in Italy and Brazil. For each of her own Asian bodywork sessions, clients remain clothed while Ms. Miller calls upon her dance and yoga background to stretch limbs and foster feelings of deep relaxation.
Vegetarian entrees, piquant soups, and simmering noodles fill plates at Asian Bistro, where specialty drinks such as the mango-and-pineapple-infused Hawaiian Escape provide sweet accompaniment to meals. Happy hour ushers in discounted meals and desserts such as house-made mango pudding, and swift delivery service whisks meals directly to one's door or backyard tree fort.