From his three offices, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Christopher Ewanowski and his knowledgeable staff help restore epidermises with cosmetic, medical, and surgical skin treatments. With a stable of seven lasers, including the Candela GentleLase, Palomar StarLux IPL, and the 2,940-nanometer Whisper, Suncoast’s trained technicians rid skin of unwanted hair, sun damage, broken blood vessels, and tattoos of broken blood vessels. For more invasive procedures, including eyelid-lifting blepharoplasty and Dr. Ewanowski's specialty, the cancer-ridding Mohs micrographic surgery, the doctor treats clients in the in-office surgical suite. Suncoast’s resident aesthetician pampers with medical-grade spa services, using products from such skincare brands as SkinMedica, Avène, and glo.
Rinnova Med-Surgical and Laser Institute enlists highly trained medical aestheticians to perform a wide range of anti-aging, wrinkle-diminishing skin services. All treatments begin with a VISIA in-depth consultation, which harnesses electronic discernment like a supercomputer's search for Waldo. Technicians then analyze skin's every crevice in order to identify needy areas and personalize treatment. Following analysis, aestheticians utilize their newfound knowledge, along with pelt-pampering enzyme technology, to diminish wrinkles and pores, and leave a rejuvenated, glowing complexion. During the one-hour treatment, an aesthetician kneads stress caused by mediating barbershop-quartet feuds out through patrons' hands and feet.
Though the colorfully packaged products at International Food Mart may seem like those of any neighborhood grocery, a simple perusal of their labels reveal a much wider world beyond its shelves. The store carries oils and coffees from Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, along with a selection of fresh produce, meats, and fish that've flown themselves across the ocean from far-away lands. Many ingredients find their way into the staff's Middle Eastern and Vietnamese carryout meals, such as falafel wraps, lo mein noodle dishes, and pork egg rolls.
In business since 1970, Tampa Steak Company supplies carnivorous connoisseurs with more than 100 varieties of meat and seafood. Cut fresh daily, steaks age for at least 14 days, retaining their optimum taste, texture, and crossword-puzzle aptitude. Small T-bones ($11.80 for four) sizzle in their own rich juices, and small new york strip steaks ($11.00 for four) yearn for the gentle embrace of mashed potatoes. Butchers also offer fresh pork, all-natural poultry, and frozen fish and seafood, all of which can serve as hearty entrees for a family meal or as annual sacrifices to a sentient grill.
You and your cactus-sized chocolate lover will be able to peer into the arcane process that is chocomancy, glimpsing how chocolate is made and its history. You'll be able to feel up cocoa beans and craft your own chocolate alchemies. You'll be able to take home everything you make, unless it's so delicious you can't help but devour it on the spot (likely).
During World War I, Greek immigrant Louis Pappas served in the Army as a personal chef to General John Pershing. To give the hungry general some extra nutrition, Louis began adding scoops of potato salad to his traditional greek salads. When Louis returned to the United States, he opened up his own restaurant, Louis Pappas Riverside Café, where he would re-create this signature dish using fresh produce from his own ranch in Tarpon Springs.
Today, Louis Pappas's grandson continues his grandfather's old Florida family tradition at Pappas Ranch. There, he and his kitchen serve up a new menu of fresh seafood, poultry, sandwiches, street tacos, hand-cut steaks, and barbecue dishes whose "family flair" has been lauded by Metromix Tampa Bay. They continue to scoop savory housemade potato salad into their internationally renowned Louis Pappas Famous greek salad, tossing it in massive bowls that serve as many as four diners. Bartenders dole out glasses of locally brewed craft beers and wine or mix cocktails and martinis at the full center bar with flat-screen TVs.
The restaurant's decor channels that of the original Pappas family ranch. In the dining room, spacious booths are surrounded by rustic wooden walls, and outside is a covered outdoor patio.