Vernon's Café hosts feasts of classic Italian and American dishes in a warm family atmosphere. The dinner menu is populated with hearty starters such as the steamed mussels in a white-wine-garlic-butter sauce ($7) and a selection of fresh salads ($6.50–$10.50). Try the veal marsala ($17.50)—veal medallions sautéed with marsala wine and mushrooms—or entertain the handmade jumbo cheese ravioli which, like eccentric Italian uncles, are always stuffed with ricotta and spinach and bathed in a meatball-tomato sauce ($11). The lunch menu lights flavor flares with well-seasoned plates such as a bruschetta gamberetto caprese of chopped shrimp on tuscan bread with marinated tomatoes, basil, and olive oil ($8). Forge a peace treaty over a harmonious dish of cavatelli and sausage in a classic tomato sauce ($7.50) or delight enemies with a declaration of war folded in the ciabatta bun of a chargrilled chicken sandwich with roasted peppers and provolone ($7.50).
Children's Music World melodiously molds the minds of children ages 0–7 by integrating rhythm into their daily lives. Kids ages 3–5 can get their groove and buff on during Dancercice (an $80 value), and toe-tapping infants in the Kindermusik Village gain exposure to dance, safe instrument-playing techniques, and an eclectic selection of songs (a $120 value). Thanks to the magic of computers and web-dwelling lawn gnomes, potential pupils and their elders can view a full list of courses, pricing, and class times on the Children's Music World website.
An expert in podiatry, Dr. Eric Trattner diagnoses and treats the conditions that leave his patients’ feet and ankles in distress. He is well-versed in simple and effective foot treatments such as custom orthotics as well as more advanced therapies such as laser surgery, acupuncture, and extracorporeal shockwave therapy. With this arsenal of options available to improve the health of their feet, patients can overcome issues such as nail fungus, chronic tendonitis, and winter boots that won’t come off well into July.
Asian Sun Martial Arts and Fitness helps students cultivate a well-rounded self-defense system by providing instruction in tae kwon do, karate, kung fu, kickboxing, and certified Krav Maga. At the core of each class are fitness and self-defense. Instructors teach students of all fitness levels and who range from 2.5-year-olds to senior citizens. Asian Sun Marital Arts and Fitness' team of expert black belt instructors have also boosted the popularity of its Cardio Fit Kickboxing classes, which have sculpted lean, strong muscles for participants since 1994.
Board certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head-and-neck surgery), Dr. Steven Goldman of Westlake and Beachwood Plastic Surgery artfully reshapes bodies and wards off the signs of aging. He tucks tummies and enhances bust lines in his clinic's in-office operating suite, while the registered nurses, medical assistants, and medical aestheticians on his team tend to less invasive procedures such as beauty injections, noninvasive CoolSculpting, and laser treatments. The clinic's med spa offerings include customized facials and pharmaceutical peels, in addition to lash extensions, body waxing, and surfboard waxing.
Dr. Robert J. Rosenstein, director of Affiliated Podiatrists Inc., has been tending to feet since 1981. Today, he leads a team of podiatric pros that craft customized treatment plans for clients suffering from everything from plantar fasciitis and ingrown toenails to fungal infections and mythological arrows lodged in the heel. The experts first diagnose and treat each client's needs. Once treatment is completed, they advise clients on the best way to maintain their improved health. The doctors’ expertise also extends to geriatric and diabetic foot concerns—and they even make house calls.