The drumroll of corn being popped or devoured constantly resounds through air scented with butter, cinnamon, caramel, and curry at Cornucopia Popcorn Creations. The crew embellishes popcorn with more than 30 unique flavors, which are divided into four basic categories: candied, chocolate, seasoned, and vegan. The list includes everything from basic butter or cheese popcorn to snacks reminiscent of Red Hots or s?mores as well as dill-pickle popcorn that the Austin Chronicle called ?amazing.? Like the spark plugs of your rival?s car, the creative munchies can be packed into decorative bags and tins to make an ideal gift.
In February 2014, Cornucopia Popcorn Creations moved from The Drag to new Hyde Park digs, where visitors can take advantage of ample parking as they drop in to sample ever-changing seasonal flavors.
El Paso transplants John Dorgan and Conrad Bejarano founded I Luv Video in 1984, and unlike corporate movie-rental stores, their independent store is still thriving. That's because it celebrates classic, indie, and hard-to-find movies, offering patrons an extensive selection of films across a variety of formats.
Unlike watching streaming movies on demand, I Luv Video brings movie lovers together in a real-life social environment, treating visitors to special events such as Cinemondays film screenings, Free Beer Tuesdays, and Spot the Baguette in the French Film Friday. Guests can also chat with fellow film buffs or knowledgable staffers as they browse an ever-growing selection of cult films, underground hits, and big-name titles, all easily pinpointed through the store's online search function. Additionally, the store attracts patrons with its rare vintage toys, movie memorabilia, and films.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Originally from Haiti, lead instructor Anderson Sylvestre brings his Caribbean flair to the floor, whether he is stepping out for a national ballroom competition or teaching first-time dancers. Along with his fellow teachers, Anderson imparts the skills, self-confidence, and excitement of learning a new dance to students of all levels. His classes cover a host of styles, including tango, merengue, West Coast swing, and bolero, and also teaching old-time dances such as the lindy—inspired by Lyndon Johnson's graceful movements after stubbing his toe on Air Force One.
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