Since The Grainery first opened its doors in 1975, its stock has grown to include more than 4,000 natural and organic groceries and supplements, including many locally sourced items. To help customers navigate this cornucopia of items, staffers are on hand to direct shoppers to particular bulk spices, organic products, and rare items such as teff and sorghum, henna powders, and emu oil. Moreover, they can use their in-depth knowledge of the products to help customers select items that cater to specific lifestyles, including dairy-free, gluten-free, and Cheetos-free diets. In addition to food items, the store stocks cooking accessories that facilitate a healthy lifestyle as well as nonplastic food containers and utensils.
At Casa Durango, chefs whip up a smorgasbord of Mexican eats, with a spread of tortas, tacos, salads, and burritos paired with frosty tropical cocktails and margaritas. Like a computer manual written by Stephen King, the menu is as lengthy as it is appetizing. It presents dozens of different steaks, enchiladas, seafood, and chicken dishes ladled with zesty sauces and complemented by sides of savory rice and beans. The dishes run the gamut from traditional, homey plates of marinated lamb shank and slow-simmered pork to group-pleasing dishes of nachos and taquitos. And when it comes to entertaining groups, the restaurant also hosts karaoke performances that lighten the mood on weekends.
Occasionally, an Italian exporter will ask the owner of Poggi Bonsi why she named her business after Poggibonsi, a small town in Tuscany. The answer is simple: it's fun to say. It may be even more fun to peruse the shop's shelves, which hold handpicked items from artisans across the pond. The woman who owns the shop seeks out suppliers who practice crafts the same way her ancestors did. This explains Poggi Bonsi's extensive stock of Italian ceramics and French linens. They supplement this timeless selection with modern appliances, kitchen gadgets, and bakeware.
Chainbangerz stylishly outfits frisbee hurlers of all abilities with an expansive stock of disc-golf equipment, accessories, and accouterments. Send long drives piercing through gale-force winds with an overstable Latitude 64 Blitz gold driver ($16.99), or tickle the chain tentacles of a course target basket with the precise, dependable, beaver-emblazoned Daredevil putter ($15.95). Disc-wielding par seekers can tote their prized, pizza-shaped projectiles around in a simple DGA starter bag ($19.99), which includes ample space for discs as well as a convenient compartment for holding bottles filled with the life forces of vanquished opponents. Patrons can also broadcast their allegiance with a stylish Chainbangerz disc-golf shirt ($14.99) or vintage trucker hat ($10).
Emerald City Smoothie's menu showcases a variety of frosty cups of drinkable fruit blended to order. Smoothies come in couture 16-, 24-, and 32-ounce containers and prices range $4.25–$6.25, depending on the number of add-ons. The peanut passion is a popular option, bringing baseball's chosen legume to bat with a team of bananas, strawberries, and protein. Acquaint innards with antioxidants as you sip the sambazon smoothie, which deploys cold açai berries, cranberries, and strawberries to fight the hand of time's middle finger. Kids’ options ($3.95 each) include the chocolate champ, a chocolate, peanut butter, milk, and protein mishmash.