The chefs inside Godfather?s Pizza?s kitchen crown Original, Thin, Mozza-Loaded, and Gluten-Free crusts with fistfuls of more than 15 meat and veggie toppings. Predesigned pies simulate the flavors of other foods in configurations such as the Bacon-Cheeseburger Pizza with beef, bacon, cheddar, pickles, and onions. Sandwiches and hot wings round out feasts. In the dining room at some locations, ice clatters cheerily from Coca-Cola Freestyle machines, which dispense more than 100 flavors of soda as well as resum? advice for robot bartenders. Delivery drivers bustle past, filling orders or toting catered fare, and Godfather?s Pizza brims with happy chatter during field trips that introduce students to the pizza-creation process.
Viva La Bamba's saves flailing tongue buds from edible ennui with its menu of authentic Mexican dishes, specials, and mixed drinks. A combination of tacos, enchiladas, burritos, and vegetarian eats make for steadfast meal mates ($6.25–$7.75), while inventive house specials tantalize palates, such as the Viva La Bamba, a fajita love fest that marries chorizo, shrimp, chicken, and rib-eye steak in delicious matrimony ($12.50). Those looking to sturdy their sea legs sans restrictive sailor suit can choose a pescatarian plate such as the camarones a la diabla, a serving of shrimp piqued with spicy red sauce ($9.50), or the sautéed salmón Viva La Bamba ($9.25).
Elements Salon and Studios' stylist Britni Smith modifies tress hues, highlights hair, trims manes, styles curls, and spray tans. A haircut for men ($25) or women ($35) pares down unruly strands to reveal lustrous locks free of unsightly split ends and nesting finches. Add depth to coifs with face-framing partial highlights ($65), or emit an all-over glow with a set of full highlights ($80). Britni can revive dully hued hair with a color glaze ($30) or an all-over color ($65). Like the sun's rays, Smith has the ability to bronze skin with a spray tan ($40) and tell you when it is high noon. Salon guests can also refresh thirsty follicles with a deep-conditioning treatment ($25) or remove unwanted facial fuzz with a lip or brow wax ($15).
Incredible Pizza Company 86th St. entertains young revelers with more than 100 games, more than 100 homestyle-buffet offerings, and four themed dining areas: a 1950s–style diner, a drive-in movie theater, a family room, and a gymnasium. Guests can drive bumper cars and go-karts, play laser tag, or enjoy myriad arcade games, earning tickets that can be exchanged for toys and prizes. Between games, plates are graced with 8 to 10 varieties of pizza, as well as baked potatoes that can be dressed with custom toppings before being loaded into potato guns. Incredible Pizza Company also offers a variety of birthday packages, which include access to private rooms, food, balloon bouquets, and invitations.
Bennigan’s evokes a spirit of Irish hospitality with Celtic-inflected fare and generous portions, evidenced in their half-pound burgers and overflowing pints. The eatery’s focuses on hearty meat dishes such as the pot roast doused in red-ale gravy, the new york strip steak, and baby-back ribs. Half-pound single-patty burgers, such as the Guinness-glazed bacon burger, kneel before The Big Irish, a two-patty tower interspersed with three bun slices. Alternatively, groups can share plates of snacks such as bacon-cheeseburger chips—kettle chips topped in ground beef, bacon bits, and cheese—as they cheer for their favorite team or shout the species of their favorite mascot during televised games.