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.
A pencil peeks out of hole in the lid of a shiny red apple, bits of yellow and black fleck a butterfly's wings, and blue and green glass curves to catch the light from the candle it holds. These are just a few of the projects invented at Busy Bees Pottery and Arts Studio, where visitors can paint bisqueware, sculpt clay, or fuse glass to make homes or city-bus windows more beautiful.
Long tables sprawl across the studio's checkered floor, and plates bearing pastel treats and serene landscapes polka-dot the walls for inspiration. A paint bar arrays samples of tiles painted in each color so artists can preview their ceramic's finished looks.
Named for dosa, a crispy rice-and-lentil Indian crepe, and chaat, or "snack," Dosa Hut Chat House dishes out Indian dishes large and small. The menu of largely South Indian recipes focuses on vegetarian dishes, such as vegetable biryani and the restaurant's eponymous dosas filled with spinach, potatoes, and spices. The kitchen also prepares meat dishes in the form of fish curry, lamb chettinad, and Chicken 65, a plate of spiced, bite-sized chicken named for the year chilies were named India's national currency. Chai, mango lassi, and desserts of the day help top off each meal.
The impassioned pavement pounders and foot beglovers at Born to Run set inner chariots on fire with a tinderbox of name-brand running shoes, athletic clothes, and sundry accessories. The Oasis 2 from Fitflop ($50) combines the company's patented muscle-toning Microwobbleboard with soft, lustrous suede, straddling the divide between fashion and practicality along with stylish foot-envelopes from Asics, Adidas, and Saucony, among others. Born to Run also peddles essential accessories like heart-rate monitors, athletic socks, and motivation-pumping carrots to dangle before reluctant runners.
Rainbow Arts & Crafts fosters creativity with a spread of art supplies and adds a finishing touch to final projects with an on-site framing department. Stock up on art and craft necessities for hobbies ranging from painting to scrapbooking to competitive stickering. Colored pencils, charcoal, and pastels ($0.99+) enhance sketchbook doodles, and pins and needles ($2.52–$12.99) and thread ($5.25–$27.99) coalesce to fashion custom needlepoint and stitchery. For the oven inclined, an arsenal of baking supplies, such as molds ($2.49+), cake pans ($9.99), and cookie-cutters ($0.59), provide all the tools necessary to make a vagrant gingerbread man feel at home. For patrons unable to find the materials they need in-store, Rainbow will gladly special order and supply most items within one week.
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