The Mad Popper applies a loving mouthpunch of excitement to foodstuff that has been subjugated to the cathedral of boredom for far too long. The delicious poppery offers 10 different gourmet flavors, with a constantly rotating weekly special that has included flavors as surprising as margarita and Butterfinger. The large-hatted pop-masters pay respects to the classics with the trifectorate of classic popcorn flavors—plain, chedder, and caramel—blending the three together in the sweet and savory Mad Popper blend. The Carolina BBQ popcorn's touch of vinegar might incite flavor memories of pleasant outdoor barbecues, before you blocked out the rest of the world to craft truly meaningful Suddenly Susan fan fiction. The sweet-tea kernels are a sticky-sweet re-imagining of a Southern favorite, and the strawberry flavor offers a refreshingly juicy taste with a satisfying crunch.
The Meat House specializes in gourmet proteins, from all-natural filet mignon and marinated chicken breasts to cuts of lamb, veal, and pork. For more than a decade, the butcher shop has been serving each cut of meat alongside a satisfaction guarantee, along with hearty bread, cheese, and more than 100 varieties of wine.
The display cases brim with marbled cuts of Prime and dry-aged beef as well as chicken breasts in lemon-pepper or sun-dried tomato marinades. When available, the butchers also slice cuts of venison, alligator, or boar. The Meat House's prepackaged rubs and marinades fill the air with the aromas of garlic, peppercorns, hickory, and molasses.
While visits to Beshel Chiropractic Center could easily be quite brisk—Doctors of Chiropractic John and Tim Beshel can assuage most aches and pains with just a few expert adjustments —this isn't the case. Rather than simply treating patients and sending them on their way, the team of brothers takes the time to educate them about causes of their ailments, giving them greater insight into the effects of gentle, low-force adjusting techniques. To guide these adjustments, the doctors conduct thorough exams and reviews of medical history, which, along with digital x-rays and mind readings, paint a complete picture of each patient and the chiropractic treatment best suited to their complaints.
The dedicated musicians at Falls River Music help students create beautiful notes during private weekly music instruction with a brigade of professional instruments. During 30-minute drum, guitar, violin, bass, or trumpet lessons, children or adults work toward personal goals, such as learning how to read music or mastering solos that erase “Freebird” from minds. Falls River Music provides instruments for use during classes, which, though not required, students may rent for home practice at an additional cost.
When not practicing their tuneful arts, musicians can send in their stringed instruments for expert repairs or test out new sounds plucked from the shop's large selection of acoustic and electric guitars, amplifiers, and effects pedals. Falls River Music offers a 14-day trial period after purchase of new equipment, encouraging musicians to fully explore their new sonic possibilities before declaring themselves satisfied.
The musical menagerie also hosts a full coffee bar and lounge area, where parents may relax during children's lessons. Falls River Music also allows intermediate-level students to put their skills to use each Saturday at 1:30 pm at a two-hour jam session ($10/hour), which may include performances or recording with other musicians and note aficionados.