Coiling ropes of smoke coast down Beaver Street, luring smokers to the bountiful aisles of El Fumador's tobacco wonderland, which awakens the olfactory sense with its epic spread of aromatic cigars and American Spirit cigarettes. High-end brands such as Avo and vintage cigars from Romeo y Julieta beg to be chomped, smoked, savored, and the store's selection of pipes has the power to turn a bumbling detective into the second coming of Sherlock Holmes. Lighters and flasks outfit aficionados with stylish accouterments, as do cigar cases that hold smokes when they're not residing in a humidor from Diamond Crown or Madelaine.
Popcorn-N-That’s explosive technicians stoke hungry stomachs with more than 20 varieties of made-from-scratch puffs. Hard-bodied kernels are air popped into snowy swans, which are then stowed in bags designed to ambush sweet cravings with sticky kisses. Confectionery caramel corn—constructed to the specs of a half-century-old family recipe—shines both solo ($9.49 / lb.) and as the backbone of numerous decadent variations. Wear your heart between your molars with black-and-gold candied Burgh bits ($11.50 / lb.), or sic sweet teeth on a kerfuffle of carmelized puffs, almonds, and coconut tangled together in chocolate ribbons ($12.49 / lb.). Monthly limited-edition flavors celebrate seasonal changes, such as August’s camp-fiery s’mores bites and September’s back-to-school blend of caramel-apple corn, drizzled with white chocolate and graphing calculators.
Sincerely Yogurt menus feature healthy smoothies and Greek-style tart yogurts that boast less sugar than traditional fro-yo. Those smoothies, when enhanced by optional vitamin and herbal boosters, are so healthy they can even be substituted for a meal from time to time. Their frozen yogurts, replete with live and active cultures, support immune systems and healthy digestion. Customers can design their own frozen yogurt concoction, choosing from more than 35 flavors such as toasted marshmallow, root beer float, and maple bacon donut, all while promoting healthy liver and brain function. With more than 80 ever-changing toppings such as cookie dough and mixed berries, they also give customers plenty of ways to dive into indulgence.
Sincerely Yogurt also has a multi-purpose room available that can be used for special event rentals, including wedding receptions, birthdays, rehearsals, showers, community events, and more. A large 135-inch projection screen can display presentations or photo slideshows.
HobbyTown USA occupies hands and stimulates minds of all ages with sundry games, models, paints, and educational toys. The shop assigns junior-pilot licenses with its model F-14 Tomcat Black Bunny, a built-up die-cast fighter jet ($14.98), as well as creative licenses with an eight-color, gloss-enamel paint set ($12.15). Balsa fins help the 17-inch Aerospace One Fighter Escort rocket kit ($14.99) to soar up to 500 feet when strapped to an A6-4 single rocket motor ($3.39). With the 21-piece, 6-in-1 educational solar kit, brains construct neural bonds using modeling glue and customers assemble six battery-less toys, from windmills to airboats, while learning about solar energy ($19.95). The classic ant farm introduces a slice of nature to the home ($15.49), and a 1,000-piece Asian Rainforest puzzle keeps rainy days interesting by depicting a different, more colorful rainy day ($14.49).
The Archer's Edge's passionate staff helps all levels of bow hunters hone their craft with wide array of equipment alongside real and virtual targets. Aspiring hunters can get acquainted with their armaments in a 20-minute session with one of The Archer’s Edge’s pro staff members, who will explain the importance of safety, proper form, and playing the bow as a fiddle. In the indoor range arrow-hurlers can empty quivers at seven 20-yard, temperature-controlled lanes (reservations recommended). With the AIS TechnoHunt, archers use their own equipment to explore more than 700 realistic hunting scenarios and a virtual partner who decries the high price of earmuffs. Although range targets are not included in today's Groupon, they are available for purchase in The Archer's Edge's full-size pro shop.