Starlet Smith is an animal lover. As a pet parent, she knows how much time and energy it takes to care for pets and she often donates her free time to volunteer for animal causes, especially ones related to dogs. By opening Woof Gang Bakery in Clearwater, she hoped to provide pets and their owners with a one-stop shop where they could find natural foods, pet supplies, and grooming services. Inside her store, bathing stations enable owners to wash their furry friends and on-site grooming services leave dog coats clean, trimmed, and softer than a baby silkworm's bottom.
Writers at this bimonthly lifestyle magazine sift through the local dining, art, and social scenes to present the gems to readers on glossy, colorful pages. Each entertaining issue carries an expansive dining guide that curates the city's culinary landscape, turning readers on to chic new bistros and hidden gems. Articles and profiles amble through art exhibits, turning the spotlight on local artists and noteworthy openings. Armchairs are transported to far-flung destinations with the travel section, and the local events section sends residents out into their own neighborhoods. Journalists bring the area's political and social scene to life with engaging stories and articles about the people that get things done in Tampa.
The Hitting Academy's instructors help players of all ages and levels train at the same level as pros. Coaches and retired baseball players have a secret weapon when training their subjects: batting cages built extra large so players can track the pitch and see the distance and trajectory of their hits. At one end of each cage stands an Iron Mike Pitching Machine, which can be set to pitch anywhere between 40 and 90 miles per hour. The nets that separate each cage can be pulled aside to create extra large spaces for a variety hitting or even fielding drills. The entire 12,000-square-foot indoor facility boasts an AstroTurf playing surface that acclimates players to the feeling of cleats on grass.
Every cage supplies the cool breeze of an air conditioner. Cages used for private lessons also contain cameras, which feed video into RightView Pro software suite housed on the facility's computers. The software allows players receive corrective advice from trained instructors who use video analysis of swings, and even has the capability to compare a player's swing to that of modern pros.
For the past two decades, Brent Beatty has been singing, songwriting, and performing for fine fans of blues and rock 'n' roll. With two CD releases and more than 100 written and co-written songs under his belt, Brent now turns string slappers into educated strummers after a few short lessons. During each session, students develop technique, theory, and songwriting skills in addition to producing an in-session recording for practical study at home. This tangible reference point promotes an abbreviated learning curve for hardworking students who, if they so chose, may perform in Brent's semi-annual Barn Yard Jam recital. Give the gift of guitar appreciation to a young musician, or reenlist yourself in the nation's guitarmy, where every battle of the bands is fought with honor, discipline, and occasional pyrotechnics.
Total Nutrition Center’s staffers steer patrons through a wide-ranging selection of groceries, supplements, and homeopathic remedies, happily answering any questions with healthy lifestyle tips. Bottles of multivitamins, canisters of amino acids, and various antioxidants line shelves, and fibers, oat bran, and other digestive products keep insides humming as smoothly as a forgetful Barry White. The grocery section, replete with preservative-free options and gluten-free staples, simplifies the practice of healthy eating, and natural bath and bodycare products allow customers to shower themselves in eco-consciousness.
Shlomo Gourmet Subs & Deli lovingly crafts hearty fare by crossing Mediterranean and American influence harmoniously with natural ingredients sourced as close to the restaurant as possible. Open until the wee hours on most nights, Shlomo Gourmet Subs & Deli acts as a multiservice destination for guests seeking a swarm of hot, cold, and hearty ingredients. The prepping chefs stuff crispy chickpea balls, pickles, parsley, and tahini into hot-pressed pitas to form falafel sandwiches ($5.79), and sling a full pound of Boar’s Head meat onto moon-pie bread to deliver their one-pounder sandwich ($13.99). Gourmet vegetarian salads toss a cadre of ingredients directly onto the spears of waiting forks or fingers, with green options including the cayenne-accented Armenian ($6.99) and minty tabouleh ($8.99). Scooping spoons also shovel out delectable edibles by the pound or half-pound, from garlicky hummus ($3.99/$5.99) to beef- and spice-stuffed grape leaves ($5.50/$10.50) to hearty helpings of hellos and here's that hummus you ordered.