Located as it is in the lobby of the Savoy Suites, you might think Twist Restaurant and Lounge is just another hotel restaurant. True, the atmosphere is somewhat non-descript, and its lunch and dinner offerings are fairly standard, but the magic of Twist comes not from passing-through travelers, but from locals who line up for their weekend brunches. Every Sunday, people flock here for bottomless mimosas, an all-you-can-eat buffet of outsized breakfast classics and live jazz. Aside from the usual hearty suspects, the buffet offers chicken, fish and a variety of Mediterranean flavors to pick through. On nice days, you can opt out of the dim dining room and eat on the outdoor patio.
At the age of 12, Thasana Midee would sit alongside her mother in the kitchen of their Bangkok home, roasting and grinding spices together. Thasana now roasts her own colorful spices in the kitchen at Heritage Asia and then sprinkles them over thai curry, noodle, and stir-fried dishes. House specialties include korean sesame beef as well as grilled lemongrass saigon pork over vermicelli, introduced by starters of spring rolls and chicken wings stuffed with crab meat, shitake mushrooms, and spring onions.
Vibrant touches also punctuate the dining room's decor, with golden walls hosting kaleidoscopic paintings and colorful throw pillows supporting patrons at booth seating.
Once the lights dim and the soft music begins playing in the private treatment room, Massage Escape Spa's therapists get busy performing facial treatments and full-body massages. They deftly switch between deep tissue, swedish, and acupressure modalities to relax every layer of a client's muscles. They can even employ hot stones to loosen muscles with heat, as well as give reflexology foot massages to cultivate overall wellbeing and soothe feet tired from standing all day or fending off hacky sack infestations.
As a lawyer, Elizabeth Banker traveled the world. But when she wasn’t swarmed with depositions, she would head to local wineries and dream about which brands and styles she would choose for her own potential restaurant.
That dream restaurant became a reality in August 2012 when she opened Slate Wine Bar + Bistro. With its Thrillist-dubbed “French bistro vibe…with a barnwood bar, chalkboard menus, and framed vintage corkscrews,” the eatery has gained a world of praise since its opening. Many of those good feelings have circulated around the eatery’s domestic and international wines, all of which are small-production varieties with many eco-friendly options.
On the bistro side of Slate, the executive chef adds flare to the seasonal brunch, lunch, and dinner menus pairing grass-fed meats and local seafood with unique ingredients, such as french toast stuffed with dried apricot. Diners can also pair glasses of wine with a diverse selection of artisan cheeses and charcuterie—such as Canya de Cabra (goat cheese) and chorizo—or request that a dish be transformed into a vegetarian, vegan, or funnel-appropriate meal.
The Tennis Zone keeps players smashing aces and ripping forehand winners in style with name-brand equipment, apparel, and racquet restringing services. Stop in for a new tube of tennis balls on the way to a match, or consult the knowledgeable staff for advice on selecting a new pair of shoes or shorts capable of concealing second and third racquets. While tennis is the primary focus, the shop also caters to other racquet sports such as squash, badminton, and racquetball.
As the the Tennis Zone's network for recreational play, Smart Tennis puts tennis lovers in contact with like-minded players of similar age and ability, and then lets them set up matches at mutually agreeable times and places. Newcomers simply enter their age and skill level?recreational or advanced?into the website and then contact other users with similar court credentials. After finishing off their sets and shaking hands, the winner then logs back on to report scores and earn points that can be exchanged for prizes?which are just the icing on the cake and second to the true prizes of friendship, camaraderie, and the aroma of brand new tennis balls.
With more than 845 locations, Jamba Juice proves to the masses that nutrition can be speedy and delicious. Since the beginning, the company?s product philosophy has revolved around choosing whole fruits and other natural ingredients over artificial flavorings, sweeteners, and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats, and it offers additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
This naturalistic approach is fully realized in Jamba Juice's selection of smoothies. Made with 100% fruit juice, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, the frosty delights range from all-fruit smoothies such as Peach Perfection and Strawberry Whirl to more indulgent creamy treats, including Peanut Butter Moo'd, an enticing blend of peanut butter, bananas, nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, and milk chocolate. The lunch hour presents toasted bistro sandwiches and California Flatbreads that pack only about 320?420 calories each.
In addition to providing healthy eats to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative fights childhood obesity while encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active?which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.