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.
The Phone Doctors have heard many reasons for phones being damaged—from customers dropping them on the ground to customers using them as a projectile after a mountain lion showed up on their front porch. In light of these and the many other stories the Phone Doctors' repair team hears, its techs continually train to keep pace with the rapidity of mobile-device releases and the steady stream of repair orders they receive daily from customers across the United States.
Experienced with virtually every manufacturer and carrier, the technicians perform repairs that range from touchscreen replacement to water-damage recovery. In addition to in-house repairs, they also furnish gadget owners with do-it-yourself kits that include specialized tools such as pentalobe screwdrivers and needles and thread. Further resources include online repair guides and patented magnetic ScrewMats, earning Phone Doctors praise on TreeHugger for "empowering people to do their own repairs."
In addition to its six retail locations, which accept both drop-off and mail-in orders, Phone Doctors spans to about 20 affiliate repair centers across the United States, each staffed by technicians trained by the Phone Doctors' team.
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.
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.
A farmer-owned grocery and co-op, Natural Farms specializes in pasture-fed, lean piedmontese beef, hormone-free meats and poultry, and seasonal assortments of organic produce. Emphasizing a dual commitment to supporting the local economy and filling pantries with toxin- and nitrate-free products, Natural Farms also carries locally made cheeses, eggs from area farms, and coffee beans roasted over Tulsa’s only active volcano.