As he stands before the blazing ovens at Spice Kitchen, Executive Chef Choudhary has a single thought in mind: "How can I make this dish the best it's ever been?" Choudhary's pursuit of perfection has taken him from India to New York to Pennsylvania, and infuses the food on Spice Kitchen's menu. Choudhary's meals are built upon a foundation of Northern Indian culinary traditions. This means lots of fragrant, flavorful spices, from the delicate chicken korma to a platter of kebabs roasted in a tandoor oven. Just because the restaurant is renowned for its traditional dishes doesn't mean Choudhary is averse to experimentation; his take on chicken tikka masala replaces the standard tomato sauce for an unconventional cream sauce summered with onions and spices. All of these dishes pair well with Spice Kitchen's fresh naan, kulcha, and other breads, which a reviewer from the Montgomery News says diners "would be foolish not to order." These feasts and more unfold within the restaurant's spacious dining room, which glows with the incandescent warmth of the candles that light each table.
At Salter's Ski Shop, the staff apply tenacity and meticulous planning to their boot fittings, collection of skis and snowboards, and tune-ups.
Salter's Ski Shop prides itself on thorough, precise boot fittings that help skiers and boarders control their balance both on the slopes and during limbo games. The staff takes dozens of measurements of each foot to determine the optimal fit. Snow-sport enthusiasts can peruse new boards from Morrow or skis from K2 and Goode, and bring in old equipment to the consignment shop, which donates proceeds to the National Ski Patrol. The shop also carries discounted lift tickets for nearby slopes, including Bear Creek, Jack Frost, and Blue Mountain.
Inspired by the cuisines of Italy and Greece, Greco Roman celebrates its bicultural roots by slinging authentic fare culled from Old World recipes. Alongside bread baked daily in the kitchen's ovens, tables swathed in white tablecloths overflow with generously portioned platters. The eatery's walls display vibrant Mediterranean scenes of columns, windmills, and whitewashed buildings, and tables are often adorned with fresh flowers, candles, or a tiny Atlas to hold plates during mealtime.
Descended from one of the first cheese-importing companies in the United States, igourmet.com has been assembling and delivering baskets stuffed with rare and gourmet culinary treasures for more than 10 years. Hand-packed gift baskets and boxes burst with delectable delights such as fruits and vegetables, coffees, and meats. The Four Continents of Cheese gift box ($29.99) provides a whirlwind cheese tour of Europe, Australia, North America, and South America. Choose a sweet selection, such as the Ballotin box of chocolates by Michel Cluizel ($35.99), from the array of chocolates and desserts, and it will be melting in the mouths of loved ones in a manner of days. To give a gift that keeps on cooking, order a pantry item, such as the Vermont maple syrup and pancake mix gift box ($19.99).
Bagelicious's 20 varieties of dough wheels increase their edible utility by teaming up with 12 tasty gourmet cream cheeses and keeping an arsenal of pastries and lunchtime sandwiches close by. Silky sheets of vanilla-walnut-raisin and peach cream cheese ($7.25/lb.) blanket soft apple-cinnamon or whole-wheat bagel beds ($0.85/1, $4.15/6, or $8/13), offering taste buds a nutritious place to sleep. The bagel sandwich's two eggs and bacon ($3.50) sizzle melodiously, laying a beat for synchronized eating, and pizza trimmings tango atop midday bagels ($4.85). Meanwhile, mischievous apple fritters ($2.20) and muffins ($2.05) let tongues frolic through meadows of sweet flavor while they hot-wire the jaw and cruise away.