Boar’s Head meats and Amish cheeses bring deli cred to The Nut House’s pecan wood log cabin. Hot Mama’s customers customize sandwiches from a list of five meats, six cheeses, and eight spreads, with unusual options including tangerine habanero mustard and oven roasted garlic mayo. A full-sized chicken breast sandwich borrows a hot outfit from chipotle honey lime mustard before emerging on a plate beside potato salad and the dessert of the day ($7.49). Liquid lovers can elbow sandwiches out of the way for a cup of soup and half sandwich combo ($7.49), while those still full from yesterday’s full sandwich can opt for a lone half ($4.29). Hot Mama’s serves up made to order meat stacks Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Led by Dr. Steven Deem—a one-man gleam team with 30 years of dental experience—Dentistry for You excels by using the latest technology, such as digital radiograph x-rays for more accurate diagnostics and less radiation. Dentistry for You strictly adheres to its name, providing patients with a range of professional treatments that ensure and maintain beautiful smiles and dental health to keep teeth functioning as back-up flashlights for amateur spelunkers.
Led by owner-pharmacist DiGi Field, Prescription’s team of experienced potion-dispensers soothes ailments of both humans and pets. An emphasis on face-to-face communication with the pharmacist (as opposed to merely receiving drugs from a technician) means that meds are more closely tailored to the specific malady, be it a sore throat or a nascent evil superpower. Prescription’s pharmacists are also schooled in the art of compounding, allowing them to concoct special formulations as well as fill scripts for commercial products. The majority of elixirs run in the $35–$45 range, with compounds typically between $35–$100, although staff members happily suggest replacements from a bevy of $7.50 remedies. Insurance co-pays are no more expensive than at big-box vendors, and short wait times ensure that pet possums don’t get the chance to scare owners by playing dead before taking their trash-flavored pills.
GROUPON INFO: Included in both groupons is a new patient exam, a full set of x-rays as needed, and a dental cleaning. Some people diagnosed with periodontal disease will need an additional procedure to clean their teeth that is not included. The groupon sets the min age at 12, but all ages are welcome for the first deal!!
The Stock Pot takes the mystery out of the cooking process with an array of alchemical kitchen and cooking implements. Kindle a stove’s affections with advanced cookware, such as the dent-defiant Helen Chen 14-inch carbon-steel wok ($37.28) or a measure-friendly Escali digital kitchen scale ($34.31). A Progressive angled measuring cup decants ingredients with pinpoint precision, allowing chefs to easily gauge liquid levels thanks to top-down views and a wormhole to the fourth dimension ($7.14). Cutlery from Forschner's professional blademakers ($255.37) adds a functional gleam to countertops, or remains impressively wall-bound on an 18-inch magnetic knife bar ($18.43). Fox Run's four linked mini loaf pans ensure surplus bread when feeding hungry duos or the mouths of Cerberus ($16.07), and gourmet ingredients impart an edge to culinary adventurers of any experience level.