So Relaxed Spa | Rafo’s Cafe | D'Argenzio Winery | Wild Carvey | Salsa and Beer

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Get Pampered from Head to Toe at So Relaxed Spa Near Avalon Burbank

You might not expect So Relaxed Spa to really live up to its name. After all, it's housed in an ever-bustling Burbank strip mall. Yet customers say So Relaxed actually does cultivate a calming atmosphere, one that invites anyone who enters to kick back and enjoy a bit of pampering.

Located not far from Avalon Burbank, So Relaxed Spa has well-trained employees that add to its relaxing ambience. They're both knowledgeable and friendly, so you can expect your visit to So Relaxed Spa to be pleasant from start to finish. Let one of the employees refresh your complexion with a facial or dote on your entire body with an exfoliating scrub. If you need your eyebrows shaped, try threading. Unlike waxing, threading is an all-natural option that is a bit gentler on sensitive skin. It's also more precise than waxing, so your brows should look perfectly arched—but not too thin—after a session.

So Relaxed Spa
916 Burbank Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 729-9263

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Try the Doner Kabob at Rafo’s Cafe Near Avalon Burbank

Chef Rafo, the namesake and head chef at Rafo's Cafe, works with a talented team in his kitchen to craft authentic Middle Eastern and Persian food for Burbank diners. He bills Rafo's Cafe as "home of the kabob," and customers seem to agree that this eatery does kabobs well.

Located not far from Avalon Burbank, Rafo's Cafe might be best known for its doner kabob. You can enjoy it as an entree or a sandwich, and it features a mix of lamb and beef shawarma meat. Stuffed inside a pita with vegetables and dressing, the doner kabob makes for a savory and filling meal all on its own. Other options include the chicken filet kabob, the beef kabob, the pork chops kabob, and the lamb kabob. You can even order a plate of filet mignon or mixed veggie noshes.

Rafo’s Cafe
101 N. Victory Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 840-8805

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Burbank's D'Argenzio Winery Near Avalon Burbank: Celebrate Week's End at Wine Down Thursday

"Wine Down Thursday" at D'Argenzio Winery in Burbank signals the near-end of the workweek, and it's a popular event near Avalon Burbank. The local winery not only offers its usual slate of high quality wines, but also promises food, live music, and bocce ball to attendees.

You can come any night to taste the wines at D'Argenzio, though. Since it's nestled in the heart of California's wine country, you can expect some of its pours to come from vineyards around Sonoma County. However, given that D'Argenzio is operated by three generations' worth of Italians, you shouldn't be surprised by its list of Italian-born wines, either. Many of them are so rare and obscure that you won't find them elsewhere in the area, but that says nothing negative about their caliber; D'Argenzio only pours the best wines in its tasting room.

D’Argenzio Winery
1204 West Burbank Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 846-8466

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Enjoy a Natural and Organic Meal at Wild Carvey Not Far From Avalon Burbank

This dishes at Wild Carvery are known to be quite tasty, but the makeup of the meals might be even more appealing. Everything at this Burbank restaurant is made from scratch, and all of the ingredients are natural and organic.

You can expect the salmon to be wild-caught, the albacore tuna to come right off the line, the chicken to be all natural, and the eggs to be organic, for instance. Most of the products are sourced from local vendors and the ingredients are farm fresh. Wild Carvey, near Avalon Burbank, is opposed to using chemicals, preservatives, and genetically-modified products, so you can expect all of the dishes to be fresh and natural. If you're looking for suggestions from the regulars, try the chipotle lamb burger, chicken mozzarella sausage, or the turkey cranjam sandwich. Wild Carvey boasts an upscale decor and dim lighting, so you might consider bringing your health-conscious date here for dinner.

Wild Carvey
150 East Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 859-7233

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Salsa and Beer Mingle Harmoniously Near Avalon Burbank

They may sound like an odd combination on their own, but salsa and beer actually make a pretty merry pair. At least that's the philosophy at North Hollywood's Salsa and Beer. Of course, when the salsa is conveyed atop gourmet Mexican food, that makes it a much more fitting accompaniment to beer.

Situated a stone's throw from Avalon Burbank, Salsa and Beer kicks off every meal with some chips and salsa from its in-house salsa bar. The complimentary snack should be just enough to hold you over until your collection of appetizers or main dishes arrive. Starters include everything from fiery wings to chicken flautas. If you're looking for something more filling, try a set of fajitas with whatever meat you like and plenty of fresh veggies. The fish a la diabla is a popular option, smothered with Salsa and Beer's own spicy chipotle sauce. You can also opt for house-made enchiladas stuffed with seafood or meat. Wash it all down with a frosty beer.

Salsa and Beer
11669 Sherman Way
North Hollywood, CA 91607
(818) 503-1220

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