Led by owner-pharmacist DiGi Field, Prescription’s team of experienced potion-dispensers soothes ailments of both humans and pets. An emphasis on face-to-face communication with the pharmacist (as opposed to merely receiving drugs from a technician) means that meds are more closely tailored to the specific malady, be it a sore throat or a nascent evil superpower. Prescription’s pharmacists are also schooled in the art of compounding, allowing them to concoct special formulations as well as fill scripts for commercial products. The majority of elixirs run in the $35–$45 range, with compounds typically between $35–$100, although staff members happily suggest replacements from a bevy of $7.50 remedies. Insurance co-pays are no more expensive than at big-box vendors, and short wait times ensure that pet possums don’t get the chance to scare owners by playing dead before taking their trash-flavored pills.
Chefs at Family Back Creek Deli & Gifts stir pots of baked-potato soup and spread their signature chicken salad between slices of bread each day. The restaurant has a rustic, homey atmosphere with exposed-brick-wall accents and decorative birdhouses, along with a gift area teeming with olive oils, jams, and greeting cards.
The Stock Pot takes the mystery out of the cooking process with an array of alchemical kitchen and cooking implements. Kindle a stove’s affections with advanced cookware, such as the dent-defiant Helen Chen 14-inch carbon-steel wok ($37.28) or a measure-friendly Escali digital kitchen scale ($34.31). A Progressive angled measuring cup decants ingredients with pinpoint precision, allowing chefs to easily gauge liquid levels thanks to top-down views and a wormhole to the fourth dimension ($7.14). Cutlery from Forschner's professional blademakers ($255.37) adds a functional gleam to countertops, or remains impressively wall-bound on an 18-inch magnetic knife bar ($18.43). Fox Run's four linked mini loaf pans ensure surplus bread when feeding hungry duos or the mouths of Cerberus ($16.07), and gourmet ingredients impart an edge to culinary adventurers of any experience level.
The alimentary advisers of Ignite Nutrition consider each client's individual habits before devising a personalized dietary strategy and exercise regimen. During the 30-minute consultation, anti-sedentarites appraise current dietary and exercise habits and establish whether goals entail weight loss or a deep tan achieved by binging on carrots. The nutritional consultant also dispenses tips on effective workout routines and healthy food-prep methods. After the session, clients go home with a temporary diet plan to refer to until their own fully fleshed diet plan-of-action arrives approximately one week later via newfangled email. This personalized plan pivots on a timeline that denotes the role of water intake in weight loss, proper ratios of proteins and carbohydrates to fats and sugars, and the time of day when meals should be eaten to avoid gastrointestinal gridlock. Groupon holders can also indulge in 10% off in-store nutritional supplements and half off future nutritional consultations.
The Phone Doctors have heard many reasons for phones being damaged—from customers dropping them on the ground to customers using them as a projectile after a mountain lion showed up on their front porch. In light of these and the many other stories the Phone Doctors' repair team hears, its techs continually train to keep pace with the rapidity of mobile-device releases and the steady stream of repair orders they receive daily from customers across the United States.
Experienced with virtually every manufacturer and carrier, the technicians perform repairs that range from touchscreen replacement to water-damage recovery. In addition to in-house repairs, they also furnish gadget owners with do-it-yourself kits that include specialized tools such as pentalobe screwdrivers and needles and thread. Further resources include online repair guides and patented magnetic ScrewMats, earning Phone Doctors praise on TreeHugger for "empowering people to do their own repairs."
In addition to its six retail locations, which accept both drop-off and mail-in orders, Phone Doctors spans to about 20 affiliate repair centers across the United States, each staffed by technicians trained by the Phone Doctors' team.