As the baby yawns and wiggles his or her fingers, a chorus of coos fills the room. As she peeks in on her child months before his or her birth, the mother-to-be points out similarities between her own nose and the tiny one that's displayed in the 3D image onscreen. The technician smiles and moves the ultrasound device to reveal a more complete view of the baby's face as family and friends look on.
Precious Peek 4D Ultrasound hosts these seemingly miraculous occurrences five days a week. With scanning technology similar to that of traditional 2D ultrasounds, the staff can give eager parents a real-time 3D glimpse of their babies. They preserve records of the session with photographs in a variety of packages, which range in complexity from 2D pictures that disclose the child's gender to bundles that include CDs, DVDs, and a press-conference reporter to jot down the baby's first statement. Based on the expectant mom's due date, a Peek Calendar determines the optimum time for an appointment, during which up to 12 guests can gather to view the images as they are projected theater-style.
A self-described "gate-to-plate company," Moody's Butcher Shop sources its meat from the family?s own Lone Pine Farms, where Adam Moody raises free-range chickens and cows. Along with selling products from their own farms, the Moody Butcher Shop family also supports other farmers by purchasing their meat products to help sustain the community and ensure that only high-quality and fresh cuts of meat are sold there.
Indicative of the Moodys? longtime butchering skills, the shop sells a variety of pork and beef cuts that can meet the demands of any recipe, from loins to roasts and steaks. Hand-stuffed sausages run the gamut from chicken to chorizo, and smoked meats give customers several bacon and ham options.
So established is Circle K that even brand-new vehicles recognize what its red-and-white logo stands for?fuel, snacks, and everything else a car might need to keep powering down the road with its driver. Circle K's story starts back in 1951, when Fred Hervey bought three Kay's Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. Under his guidance, these three little shops grew into the more than 3,000 convenience stores that crouch on our nation's street corners today.
After rolling up to a Circle K, drivers can pump their faithful roadsters full of high-octane fuel and send them skipping through a car wash to experience the cleansing touch of Blue Coral Beyond Green and Rain-X products. Then it's time to step inside the air-conditioned shop for a peek at the provisions. Rows of sodas hibernate behind glass doors, and snacks, candy, and their ATM guardians stand boldly out in the open. Some Circle Ks also offer theTake Away Fresh Caf?, which presents an appetizing lineup of healthy road fare including sandwiches, fruit cups, and fresh-cut vegetables. Drivers can gear up for a long drive with premium coffees or enjoy a cold Polar Pop, whose specially formulated cup keeps drinks colder thanks to the family of tiny snowmen trapped in its foam walls.
With locations throughout the Midwest, Vision Center At Meijer's eye mavens outfit more than 700 frames with lenses carefully crafted in their own laboratory to specifically suit the eyes and face of each patient. Doctors demonstrate their care for patients' eyes by making sure all of them have a precise, up-to-date prescription. The center also works to keep frame prices low to help more patients find pairs of glasses within their price ranges.
The owners of The Meat Shop of Indianapolis go to great lengths to ensure that their wares are fit for a king's grill, a campsite?s frying pan, or a family?s crockpot. Instead of leaving the quality of their meat to chance, they embark on personal inspections of their meat suppliers and staff their counters with butchers who have more than 25 years of cleaver-wielding experience. As noted in the Indianapolis Star, they don't just hawk traditional steaks, chops, chicken, and cold cuts, expanding to include exotic meats including bison, rabbit, goat, and leprechaun.
Real meat has a story. This is one of the founding principles at Goose the Market, where the meat does, in fact, have a tale to tell, albeit a short one without many characters. That’s because Goose works directly with Indiana farmers, who slaughter their all-natural livestock mere hours or days before delivering its meat to the market. As a result, the shop’s customers always know where their meat comes from and how it was raised.
The neighborhood market of bygone eras was always the place to go if you wanted a good sandwich. Goose has picked up that torch with its own roster of sandwiches—Bon Appetit magazine even placed it on its list of Top 10 Sandwich Shops in the country in 2008. The “standout sandwich” then, and now, is the Batali, named after Armandino Batali, a famous salumi maker. This Italian creation features spicy coppa, soppressata, capicola, tomato preserves, and hot giardiniera for an extra kick.
The enoteca—an Italian word for "wine repository"—at Goose resides in the basement. Here, a rotating menu of wines shares space with a wide selection of craft beers. In keeping with the market's passion for all things local, the enoteca houses communal tables for neighbors to meet up over small plates of artisanal cheese or charcuterie.