Latitudes Café and Martini Bar allows patrons to indulge all of their senses with inventive dishes and drinks, comfortable seating, and frequent live entertainment events. Peruse the menu before escorting taste buds to an elegant soiree on the arm of the drunken dates, each stuffed with almonds and wrapped in a bacon shawl with a cinnamon-chocolate demi-glaze ($5.50). Scrawl performer reviews into a plate of classic hummus with grilled chicken during Tuesday open-mic night serenades or Wednesday karaoke ballads ($8). On Fridays and Saturdays, patrons can savor an aural atmosphere permeated by live bands and the fresh scent of lightly breaded Louisiana-style crab cake, served over fresh corn and peach salsa with remoulade sauce ($7). Epicurean intellectuals may nibble thoughtfully on an entree-size portion of Scottish salmon during Sunday trivia night as they harness their extensive knowledge of mathematical knot theory and ham radio slang ($16).
PPG Porter Paints' team has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with its revered brand of vivid, low-odor paints, stains, and primers. Multiple lines and sheens of interior paint offer to protect walls from presidential portraits painted in mustard ($25.79+/gal.). Eco-conscious shoppers can snag gallons of Pure Performance color, designed to thwart mold and mildew without angering Mother Nature's overprotective rottweiler ($33.39+/gal.). Peruse exterior paints if looking to prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during super-soaker season ($25.79+/gal.). Effective on most surfaces, Porter's acrylic, synthetic, and alkyd Seal Grip primers also help house-wide paint jobs to stay put ($40+/gal.). Amicable staff members roam each locale's voluminous aisles and are eager to provide product recommendations for any home, office, or abandoned grain silo.
Over the past 63 years, Thoma & Sutton Eyecare has crisscrossed Ohio and Kentucky, planting 20 eyewear outposts across the region. At each optical stronghold, teams of talented opticians examine peepers, determine prescriptions for glasses and contacts, and fit faces with thousands of stylish specs flown in from fashion capitals around the world. Clients can peruse the up-to-date displays, which feature frames from designers such as Coach, Calvin Klein, and Kenneth Cole, before trying on a pair and slipping past a parole office.
Kolache Factory sates handheld cravings with its sweet and savory sachets stuffed with more than 25 flavorful fillings. The pastry purveyor's innovative bakers put a tasty twist on the traditional fruit-and-poppy-seed kolaches that originated in Eastern Europe, packing them with delectable stuffings, such as pepperoni and mushroom ($1.75 each, $18.90/dozen), bacon, egg, and cheese ($2.49 each, $26.89/dozen), and sausage, jalapeño, and cheese ($1.69 each, $18.25/dozen). Greet the slowly receding swirling darkness of morning with nibbles of sausage and gravy kolaches ($1.85 each, $19.98/dozen), or send taste buds on a rewarding mystery with one of seven fruit options ($1.09 each, $11.77/dozen), each with an airtight alibi involving a fruit stand and a flour truck.
The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.