L’Thai Organic Cuisine & Wine Bar's menu lists organic Thai dishes including curries made with vegetarian-friendly sauces and noodles and fried rice prepared on special high-heat jet stoves that can be found on the streets of Bangkok. Appetizers, such as the vegetarian-style spring rolls ($4.95), and soups, such as the coconut-based tom kha ($4.95), lull appetites into a false sense of security before entrees, such as the garlic pepper beef ($12.95) or tippling drunken noodle tofu ($12.95), sneak in to deliver the culinary coup de grâce. Diners can supplement their smorgasbord with L'Thai Organic Cuisine & Wine Bar’s extensive beer and wine list, which overflows with fine fruit bloods such as Night Harvest chardonnay ($7/glass, $23/bottle) and Silver Ridge cabernet sauvignon ($7/glass, $24/bottle).
Inside Miracle Beauty Salon, rows of recessed lighting illuminate sleek black salon chairs used during haircuts and henna-infused coloring services. Specialists apply the henna dyes to the skin as an artistic tattoo, allowing clients to express themselves by imbuing their skin with flowing designs or semipermanent tic-tac-toe games. The beauty team also performs traditional services including body waxing and eyebrow threading.
As one of the stars of the documentary Color Outside the Lines, Miya Bailey shared some of the struggles he's encountered as a tattoo artist of color. The prejudice he faced when starting out spurred him to make a name for himself, and he did just that. Today, the owner of City of Ink is a licensed tattoo artists whose skills are in high demand. Working alongside his professional colleagues, Miya creates works of art on any canvas his clients might provide, be it the upper arm, lower back, or anterior dorsal fin. His precise line work has earned him accolades from MTV, BET, and PBS, not to mention repeat visits from his happy clients.