When it came time for the team at Johnny Carino?s to come up with some new recipes, they began rifling through their personal cooking histories. Executive chef Chris Peitersen took his first kitchen job at a barbecue joint when he was 14, so he was primed to create Italian baby back ribs. By infusing brown sugar barbecue sauce with balsamic vinegar imported from Modena, he?s given the marinade a more acidic bite than typical barbecue sauces. As the ribs slowly roast and char on an oak grill, he bastes on his creation before finishing the dish with a dusting of parmesan.
The ribs are one of Carino?s many menu items that follow the restaurants? approach of classic Italian preparations modified by forward-thinking flavor combinations. Diners will find a crispy pepperoni burger capped with mozzarella and fried pepperoni, or saut?ed tilapia spiced with garlic and jalape?o. Other signature dishes include the 16-layer lasagna, Skilletinis that sizzle with spaghetti and a choice of meat, and tiramisu made from scratch.
When The Smart Car Wash’s proprietors began their business, they did not simply want to clean cars, but also wanted to incorporate [green technology (http://www.thesmartcarwash.com/category/8348/enviroment.htm) into their business out of respect for the environment. A LEED-certified facility, the wash is powered entirely by electricity from off-site wind turbines and all of its water is recycled in a water recycling plant. Additionally, techs use biodegradable chemicals to rid vehicles of dirt and grime and clear off suds with a spot-free rinse before adding deluxe touches such as a triple foam polish and dash dressing. Along with performing washes seven days a week, the crew spruces up vehicles with detailing services including carpet cleaning, interior deodorizing, and revitalizing auto bodies with waxing and synthetic paint sealant.
From their three locations, the auto mavens at Platinum Car Wash & Oil employ advanced water-reclamation systems and power-conscious equipment during cleaning and maintenance services. The facility's full-service car-wash tunnels spray paint jobs with Simoniz soaps, waxes, and foams before staff members dab rides with microfiber towels. They continue hands-on touch during signature or 20-minute express detailing sessions that unfold as auto owners explore the waiting area's magazines, complimentary WiFi, or leather couch cushions.
Opposed to using recycled or reprocessed oils, the crew spurs pistons with Mobil oil and complimentary top-offs between services. They also help boost car with lube services, such as transmission drains, tire rotations, and VPS fuel-rail services that dislodge harmful debris and misplaced CDs from fuel- and air-intake systems.
The cooks at Taste of Thai embed authentic Thai flavors into a menu of stir-fry, noodle, and curry dishes. Dinner guests can bat away encroaching hunger by merging a choice of chicken, beef, or seafood with six varieties of curry. Various meats and vegetables populate the stir-fry platters like citizens of a soy-sauce-flooded city, such as the pab gra thiam's garlic, baby corn, and green onions or the pad hin ma parn's cashews and roast chilies. For noontime nourishment, introduce taste buds to the traditional chicken or shrimp pad thai or the eatery's special broth, which ripples inside the ground-pork thai noodle soup accompanied by bean sprouts and cabbage. Visitors can signal the end of both meals by scratching plates with silverware or by feasting on desserts, such as the sweet sticky rice with sweet mango.
Jamaica Auto Wash pairs a wash tunnel with a team of techs that carefully cleanses sullied cars and SUVs. During the shop’s specialty platinum wash, motor carriages cut through the automated passageway’s sheets of lathers, squirts of triple-polish wax, blasts of undercarriage spray, and layers of hot wax. Tire dressing imbues wheels with a factory-fresh shimmer, and Rain-X helps keep surfaces spot free, even after driving through rain or parking under a weeping giraffe. Once vehicles emerge from the wash tunnel, staffers steer growling vacuums throughout interiors and wipe down windows and dashboards. Jamaica Auto Wash bolsters its intensive washes with an array of detailing services, from mat shampoos to hand-applied waxes and hand-hung tree-shaped air fresheners.
At Genie Car Washes, nearly a half-century of business success lends an air of assured experience to locations recently upgraded with $500,000 in renovations. A large staff efficiently shuttles vehicles through a wash tunnel cushioned with foam pads designed to leave exteriors unscratched. Patrons can choose between one of six multistep car washes, or cherry-pick ? la carte services such as leather conditioning, engine cleaning, and headlight restoration. Detailing packages assemble extra touches that subject disheveled cars to white-glove once-overs including trunk cleanings and carpet steam cleanings.