In 1945, R.D. Beck, a small-town gas-station owner, started scrubbing patrons’ cars with his son, Lamar. At first, the service was a way to score a little extra business, but before long, throngs of eager customers circled the tiny shop. Unable to meet the demand, they built a conveyor-belt system that washed cars just as well as they could. As their business grew, they purchased a Columbus, Georgia, car wash with a strange but memorable moniker: GooGoo. Though the name stems from a famous duck on a 1930s radio show, it now stands for the goo-goo eyes that Lamar makes when a clean, shiny car drives by.
GooGoo’s also short for GooGoo 3 Minute Express Wash, the modern incarnation of the Beck family business. Here, staffers dressed in bright-red ties prep cars for baths and guide drivers to the washing tunnel’s conveyor belt. Drivers kick back as gentle machines scrub their autos with Neoglide foam and microfiber cloths as soft as a baby chick wearing a lamb's-wool sweater. Biodegradable soaps and house-label waxes imbue exteriors with shine and sparkle, and a stable of free-to-use vacuums helps drivers extract dirt and debris from seats, mats, and floors.
Enjoy made-to-order sandwiches on homemade bread at Atomic Subs and Wings. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at Atomic Subs and Wings. Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight. Wifi here is on the house. Big parties won't feel squeezed in at Atomic Subs and Wings, which offers great seating for large groups. Open air seating is ready for diners at Atomic Subs and Wings when the weather is warm. Tap your foot to Atomic Subs and Wings' tunes — live performances are often showcased here.
Put the suit away when heading to Atomic Subs and Wings — dress is casual, as are the vibes. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Atomic Subs and Wings cater for you. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
Your bill at Atomic Subs and Wings will rarely go over $15, so you can really indulge!
Employing a classic, old-school approach to burgers, Chop House Burgers' chefs hand form big, juicy patties that are seared to order on the charbroiler and tucked between buttery buns with an assortment of toppings. Served with classic fixings?lettuce, tomato, pickle, and onions?mesquite-grilled burgers are available in a variety of styles and topped with tasty accoutrements such as house-made steak sauce, chili, and fried jalape?os.
The Tin cup is a deli that does deli right. From cold sandwiches to warm paninis such as the ham, turkey, and pastrami John Wayne, the Tin Cup knows how to serve up food that will satisfy you on every level. Add a side such the Tin Cup’s signature potato sticks or any of the fresh-made soups and salads and you won’t soon forget your visit. What’s more, their friendly service and down-home atmosphere will keep you coming back again and again for a taste of New York-style deli in the heart of Texas. You might even get to see a movie star – owner Damon Carney has appeared in Friday Night Lights, Prison Break, The Lone Ranger, and other film and TV productions.
With the help of a team of trainers, owner of Cover All Bases, Chris Gay, gives little-leaguers a leg up on the competition. During his clinics, he spends much of the time working on the sport's most essential motion?the swing?in private hitting lessons. But to help build all-around athletes he and his four trainers lead sessions geared toward pitching, fielding, catching, and the closely related art of hitting softballs. A high school athlete himself who went on to pitch for the University of Texas at Arlington and double-A minor league baseball with the Chicago White Sox for 2 1/2 seasons, his love for the game shines through in his training sessions. "(I) love teaching baseball to kids and helping them make their high school teams," he says.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Private hitting lessons and token cards
Pro Tip: It's more comfortable when you bring your own bat
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pho is all about the broth. At PhoXpress, the chefs craft rich and complex ones—using fresh ingredients and real beef bones—without the use of powders or other additives. Rich in electrolytes and garnished with fresh herbs, the broths provide a healthful base for meats such as flank steak, brisket, and tender chicken. PhoXpress also serves spring rolls, rice dishes, and a medley of bahn mi sandwiches nestled, like napping pastry chefs, inside loaves of fluffy french bread.