More than 40 years ago, Harry J. Hoenselaar chose individual hams, cured them in his secret marinade, and smoked them over hardwood chips before offsetting the earthy flavor with a crisp, sweet glaze. To this day, the staff still makes the signature bone-in hams one at a time and glazes them in the shop. In addition to the eponymous victuals, the ham denizens turn their braising prowess on similarly delightful platter toppers, including turkey and barbecued pork.
The hammery's kitchens also whip up classic side dishes and desserts, such as the sweet-potato soufflé. For less formal feasting, party trays and packed lunch boxes fuel business meetings, backyard grad parties, and lengthy end-zone celebrations.
Country Meats' skilled butchers cull from a colossal cache of fresh, top-quality meats, slicing custom cuts of beef, wild game, buffalo, and pork. The knowledgeable staff slings more than 30 brat flavors, including pineapple, green onion, and skinless varieties infused with cheese. Whole chickens deliver protein alongside their red-meat brethren, which include gourmet burger patties and freshly cut sirloin and filet-mignon steaks. Summer sausages artfully complement the shop's smattering of cheeses, and edible accouterments such as farm-fresh eggs and potato salad round out meaty meals. Every Saturday, customers can voyage to Country Meats to nosh on house-made samples, and during hunting season, the shop's hours expand to accommodate wild-game processing and bouts of camouflage Hide-and-Seek.
For more than 50 years, the employees at Get N Go Car Wash—a division of the locally owned Get N Go fuel and convenience stations—have found ways to make people's lives easier. Not only do the automated washes render vehicles squeaky-clean in about 15 minutes, but the company's online car-wash club also lets customers buy packages and manage their accounts 24/7. Some Get N Go locations even offer fresh mixed salads and wraps for hungry, health-conscious travelers or SUVs trying to diet down to compact-car size.
Candy & Canvas specializes in retro mouth-blasts from the past. Line shirts with candy buttons ($0.95) or dazzle the tongue with razzles ($1.50). If you can't choose between Charleston Chews and Sugar Babies, pick up a 2.25-pound box of mixed retro candy ($22.95). Confections and confits make mouth-pleasing gifts, uplifting everyday treats, and, when smelted down to slag, a helpful aid in crafting shingles for gingerbread homes. Bulk candy comes in more than 170 varieties and is sold at $5.95 per pound.
The freshly opened Pomegranate Market amasses a ton of locally sourced meats, dairy, and produce alongside healthy foodstuffs, personal products, and pet supplies. Fully stock holiday feasts with a Mary's free-range turkey ($1.99/pound) insulated with Arrowhead Mills Organic savory herb stuffing ($2.59) and smothered in Imagine Foods organic roasted turkey gravy ($1.99). Appease sensitive sweet teeth with gluten-free ready-made cookies at $2.99/box or gluten-free 9" pie crust for $4.89. Bulk bins contain more than 200 grains, flours, herbs and more for package-free pricing, and case orders for packaged items are always 20% off when bought in bulk form or Hulk form. In between sprees, shoppers can replenish with healthy-minded snacks and sips at the in-store Pom Bistro.
Dairy Dream's soft-serve stewards quell customers' dessert cravings with refreshing, frost-emitting treats. Soft-serve cones and sherbets provide taste buds with the sweet notes and nuances of vanilla, sherbet, and vanilla-sherbet twist ($0.99–$2.19). Cold concoctors hand-dip ice-cream cones into ambrosial strawberry, mint chocolate chip, and pecan praline Niagara Falls flavor reservoirs ($1.99–$2.69), and docile banana-split sundaes burrow into waffle bowls to take refuge from swooping spoons and banana-peel ghosts ($3.59). Spinsters swirl confectionary favorites including Oreos, Butterfingers, and cookie dough ($2.89–$4.29), and the straws of root-beer floats and old-fashioned shakes transport liquefied treats mouth-ward ($2.39–$3.69). To sate savory senses as well as sweet, Dairy Dream also stocks its menu with a wide variety of diner fare including hot dogs ($1.49–$2.49), burgers ($3.59–$3.99), and chili cheese fries ($1.99).