Foot Solutions conducts in-depth personal evaluations to help the podiatrically-pained find the right footgear to sedate their barking dogs. Through a comprehensive exam that employs an advanced digital foot-mapping technique, staffers can determine the causes of foot pain and then use the results to produce custom orthotic insoles for relief. Insert-phobic feet can skip orthotics and find a cozy new home in a pair of Finn Comforts ($195–$385) or one of 2,700 different styles by Gabor ($140–$355), finally ditching the bewildered old woman with whom they'd been previously forced to live.
At Más Wireless, clients can sign onto Cricket Wireless phone plans or stock up on sundry cell-phone peripherals. Cricket offers plans with amenities such as no roaming charges, unlimited data plans, and phones preloaded with the numbers of every player on the 1992 men's Cricket World Cup teams. A selection of phone cases, speakers, and chargers augment Más's lineup of smartphones and basic phones. In addition to supplying accessories, the staff repairs cracked phone screens and broken charging ports and speakers.
Southwest Specialty Foods' general store's physical and virtual shelves are stocked with palate-livening flavors. Peruse smoldering, multicolored hot sauces ($1.20+), which derive spiciness from peppers mixed with roasted garlic, wasabi, or horseradish. Those uninterested in testing their Scoville-scale limits may pile chips with peppercorn or peach-rum salsas ($5.95+) or munch a range of salted snacks ($4.95+). Any one of Southwest Specialty Foods' sauces and marinades can coat unclothed chicken wings ($4.95+), and Kick Butt Hickory Rib Rubs ($7.95 each) dress baby-backs in taste. Southwest Specialty Foods also serves apparel ($9.95+) and deliverable variety packs and gift baskets ($5.95+).
Rated the top nursery for the last 10 years by AZ Business magazine, Moon Valley Nurseries complements its extensive inventory of plants and trees with services such as delivery, installation, and tips for care. The knowledgeable staff can help customers navigate the green aisles of trees and plants, which encompass such Plant Kingdom constituents as Palm Trees, Flowering Trees, Shrubs, and, during the holiday season, Christmas Trees. They also grow their own inventory so they can maintain direct control over the health and well being of their plants, whether treating them with the correct combination of fertilizers or pressuring admittance boards to make sure each seed gets into the best of nursery schools.
Ground Control’s cuisine reflects the cosmopolitan lifestyle of its owner, Sean, who offsets his nightly bartending with daily travels as a professional pilot. He and his wife, Tara, have also lived abroad, a sojourn that developed their taste for European dining. Now settled in Arizona, executive chef Chris Ibarra still satisfies their cravings—and those of their patrons—with scoops of house-made gelato atop stuffed crepes, short ribs braised in Guinness, and custom wood-fired pizzas crowned in ingredients such as roma tomatoes, duck, and gouda. Open for three meals a day, the eatery also anoints glasses with exotic ingredients by serving rich espresso drinks, creative cocktails, and sippy cups of water from the Fountain of Youth. Live music fills the space every Friday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.