The crepe chefs at La Crepe and More serve up paper-thin french pancakes stuffed with Nutella and strawberry jam or tuna, ham, egg, and avocados. Lattes and lemonades wash down bites, while scoops of ice cream add decadence to sweet crepes served à la mode.
Elevation Burger’s grillmasters build environmentally conscious burgers that anchor buns with 100% organic, grass-fed, free-range beef rich with nutritious omega-three acids. A blanket of cheddar cheese and strips of bacon sheath each juicy patty, which comes packed with meat ground onsite and free from the touch of antibiotics, pesticides, and radioactive butchers. Fresh toppings such as caramelized onions and tomatoes customize each meaty handheld, and a bouquet of french fries sizzled in healthful olive oil accessorizes meals. To further bolster its Earth-friendly philosophies, Elevation Burger uses locally sourced ingredients when possible and strives to achieve LEED certifications for all its locations.
Celebrating You's cadre of massage therapists travels the metro DC area melting muscle tension with gentle Swedish massages. Massage therapists drive to homes and offices or zipline to house-sized hot air balloons and set to work establishing a soothing atmosphere with aromatherapy and calming music. Typical Swedish massages begin with flowing effleurage strokes to warm up muscles and eliminate superficial tension. Firmer petrissage strokes then target muscle knots and particularly tense muscles to help to increase flexibility and ease of movement without the expense of replacing tendons with taffy. The massage helps to stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems, which wash away muscles' discarded toxins to facilitate greater overall health.
The dark wood façade of Mezeh’s Mediterranean Grill creates a stylish, modern presence in the food court at Annapolis Mall. Patrons walk along the eatery’s glass case, first selecting a base for their meal—salad, rice, tortilla, or fresh-baked pita—to complement one of five fillings, including crisp rounds of falafel and morsels of chicken shawarma. Their dishes can be topped with tahini or spicy harissa sauce, along with vegetable blends such as red cabbage slaw or pickled turnips. All items on the menu are crafted without trans fats or preservatives, making them a healthy alternative to making ham sandwiches out of other ham sandwiches.
Woomi Garden's expansive menu teems with authentic and fresh Japanese entrees and schools of sushi. Net a banquet from beneath the waves with an appetizer of lightly battered and fried soft-shell crab ($10.25), followed by a dive into special sushi rolls, such as the Rock 'n' Roll, a mouthwatering medley of fresh tuna, eel, flying-fish roe, and crab that sings Elton John songs ($13.95). Jaws begin courting a plate of unagi donburi, broiled eel on a bed of rice ($16.75), and customers use its latent electricity to charge cell phones. Meat dishes fill bellies with specialties such as tonkatsu, a breaded pork cutlet in tangy sauce ($20.75), and the vegetable tempura entree adds a pleasing crunch to fruits of the earth ($16.75).
The chefs at Max's Kosher Café craft a menu of eclectic comfort cuisine under the watchful eye of the Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington. Slices of rye, kaiser, whole-wheat, or pumpernickel bread juggle the harmonious entities of corned beef, pastrami, coleslaw, and russian dressing that make up the We Meat Again ($12.95), or they may strain under the weight of the roast beef ($10.95), which may be bumped up to 3/4-pound of meat ($5 extra) and can come with two people to help eat it. Shawarma ($5.50–$10.95) and falafel ($4.95–$7.50) adorn dishes in an array of fractional states, and two pieces of chicken ($6.95 for white meat, $6.50 for dark meat or an assortment) emerge from the fryer intent on reuniting with long-lost french fries.