It’s not hard to find cuts of meat that rival those at restaurants—if you live near Findley’s. Whether grilling outdoors or searing steak on the stove, the butcher shop supplies quality cuts and wild game that boost your meal offerings at home. Angus beef, Berkshire pork, and Ashley Farms organic chicken are just a few of the shop’s markers of meat quality, though raw meat isn’t the only currently the team works with. Among of the central parts of Findley’s processes is a smokehouse that produces fresh jerky, smoked sausage, brisket, and other specialties.
Through a special-order program, the crew also packs customer coolers with items such as caviar, catfish, and fois gras. Alternatively, anyone with little time to spend in the kitchen can grab items from the shop’s selection of heat-and-eat foods such as baby back ribs and twice-baked potatoes. To give customers a unique insight into the shop’s processes, Findley’s also encourages new customers to take free tours of the shop’s backstage areas to see the processes Findley’s is so proud of and to get their bacon autographed.
The Cartersville Parks and Recreation Department's summer pool passes inspire aquanauts to swim, splash, and celebrate the sunny season. Swimmers share splash space in Dellinger Park's Olympic-size pool (open from May 21 through September 5 and closed Wednesdays), which provides ample room for to-scale reenactments of favorite Spanish Armada battles. A diving well eases flying leaps, and a leisurely stroll through the shallows of the wading pool allows enough time to contemplate snack selections at the concession stand.
At first glance, Pettit Creek Farms looks much the same as other farms. Cows moo and goats bleat from the barnyard, while wagons full of hay and passengers trundle along. But then someone rides by on a camel. A zebra cranes its striped neck over a fence, searching for handfuls of oats, and KatieBird the emu ruffles her feathers at passersby.
It's around the holidays that this unusual farm becomes its most active. In the fall, as the temperature drops and the pumpkin patch ripens, visitors can be seen perusing the squashes and heard trying to navigate the winding corn maze. And, come winter, the farm fires up thousands of Christmas lights, creating a mile-long wonderland for visitors to drive through.
Dragons, fairies, and costume jewelry are just a few of the vast number of items you might find at Plutarian's World. The thrift and consignment store aims to bridge the gap between quality and affordability for all these fun things, even selling an array of children's clothing, mythological art, and kid's toys. It may seem like the collection is curated by a child's imagination?and the truth is pretty close to that. Visitors may see the owners' son at play and visiting kids can join in at a table specifically set up with trains, cars, and other toys. Beyond the imaginative merchandise, the shop also stocks infant and kids' clothing, costumes, and holiday items.
Old Hat Chimney Service’s CSIA-certified sweeps clean fireplaces and flues of debris and ensure year-round safety with camera and video inspections. The company's insured chimney sweeps prepare for a fireplace scrubbing by draping rooms with drop cloths to protect the home's furniture and surfaces and to give thrill-seeking sofas and chairs a taste of life in creepy long-abandoned mansions. During the cleaning, specialty tools such as high-powered HEPA-filtered vacuums target dirt and grime in fireplaces, chimneys, and dryer vents. Technicians then check inside chimneys using high-grade cameras to ensure that all structures are sound and free of flammable deposits, including stray matchbooks that may have fallen out of Santa’s pocket.
Boutier Wine & Design owners James and Laura Cawthern oversee a collection of award-winning, locally produced red, white, and fruit wines. Inside their facility, the couple casts casual vibes across a variety of special events, including Ladies Night on the first Thursday of every month and Wine Down Fridays, when visitors can celebrate the weekend by sipping wine instead of by fervidly burning their work clothes. In addition to their potables, the Cawtherns help lift spirits with personalized gift baskets and custom labels that outfit bottles with personal photos.