Over a mesquite fire is where the pit masters at Chandler BBQ Company do most of their work, slow cooking meats until they're tender enough to fall off the bone. They choose not to favor any regional style of barbecue, loading their grill with whole pork shoulders for pulled pork sandwiches, brisket for barbecue burritos, and louisiana hot sausages that come paired with two homestyle sides. No matter what entree they serve, they always pair it with a slice of cornbread to mop up the flavorful juices. Though they specialize in meats, the chefs have a soft spot for desserts, fashioning Southern favorites such as banana pudding and their signature slices of sweet potato pie. For meals at home, they package meats by the pound and sides by the quart to create meals that are both tasty and fast, much like that hamburger somebody put on a skateboard.
The technology gurus at All Mobile Matters bring mobile phones back to life by mending shattered screens and faulty sensors. Customers can opt for general repair services for nontouch LCD screens, while those with touch-screen devices can opt for a screen-repair service, in which technicians replace flawed displays and insensitive digitizers that refuse to acknowledge their users' embrace. The All Mobile Matters staff completes most phone surgeries in less than an hour, unless they need out-of-stock parts—which may take three to five days to ship in, or nine months to birth from an expectant Transformer.
The Orchard gathers bushels of Apple technologies, equipping patrons with refurbished Macintosh computers, laptops, accessories, and expert repairs. Armor keyboards ($39) with protective skins ($15), which guard against coffee spills and help machines sport rouge without looking awkward. A laptop hard case ($30) stores notebooks safely, and protective laptop bags ($30) aid business on the go. Mac hopefuls stare longingly at a lineup of used and fully refurbished MacBook laptops ($599+), all covered by a standard warranty. The Orchard's motherboard mechanics also repair an array of Apple ailments, including screen repair to mend cracks from ill-advised Skype head-butts ($65/hour, with broken computer diagnosis for $20).
With each half-mile lap, drivers steer high-performance karts around 15 distinct turns as their wheels rise and fall with the changing elevation of the Briggs & Stratton Karting Complex. It is upon this track that students of the Bondurant SuperKart School flex their newly formed or regularly maintained karting muscles, putting into practice instruction from beginner and advanced courses. The school operates under the 20-year experience of Alan Rudolph, a master go-kart racer appointed by Bob Bondurant—world-champion driver and father of SuperKart's parent organization, the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.
With an alumni roster that includes long lists of collegiate and professional athletes, it's clear trainers at Pro Edge Performance Training have a gift for helping folks realize their natural potential. But they don't just conduct sports-specific training, or coach those gunning for trophies. Rather, they work with exercisers of all levels, including clients who want to feel healthier, or finally run up the down-escalator that's been keeping them from their home's second floor. Many enroll in Pro Edge's fitness classes for guided workouts in a supportive environment, and some complement their regimens with personal training sessions.
All sought-after stylists and aestheticians get their start somewhere. For the students at The Studio Academy of Beauty, that somewhere is at one of the educational emporium?s three locations, where beauty experts oversee the cosmetology and aesthetics programs. Cosmetology students immerse themselves in the latest hair and makeup trends, perfecting updos and learning how best to apply makeup to distract from a client?s third eye. Those studying aesthetics acquire the skills to address skin issues, deliver stress-reducing massages, and evict unwanted hair via wax.