Don't try to order a cherry cheesecake in December from Marc's CheeseCake. The shop uses only fresh Bing cherries in its recipe, so it's by necessity a seasonal treat. The same goes for a variety of other fruit options, but fortunately, the menu of more than 30 flavors ensures that there's always a dizzying array of choices.
The shop is as choosy about its other ingredients as it is about the fruits. The dairy comes from New Jersey. The cream cheese is?naturally?from Philadelphia, and the chocolate gets imported from Belgium. The resulting cakes are rich, creamy, and full-bodied but a little less dense than traditional New York cheesecake, making them better chess opponents. They're sold fresh and whole, but if your sweet tooth won't let you wait to get home, you're in luck. In the spring of 2014, Marc's started making its own ice cream for guests to enjoy at a couple indoor tables or out on the sidewalk patio. Flavors have grown to include such varieties as Burnt Brown Sugar, Honey Rosemary, and Pretzel Logic to go along with the more traditional vanilla, chocolate, and Cookies and Cream.
Tub Klass aims to save homeowners the cost of replacing a dingy or slightly damaged bathtub, instead refinishing the tub to restore it to its gleaming former glory. The company does this with its own products, which it created after extensive trial and error. So developed has Tub Klass's methods become that the company now teaches classes on bathroom refinishing. Its techs can tackle other tub-related projects, too, including liner removal, chip and crack repair, and stone-fleck refinishing.
In almost 30 malls sprinkled across four states, Beauty Plus Salon beckons prospective makeover recipients with a fleet of skilled stylists and a colossal selection of professional beauty products. "The beauty industry never slows down," staffers say on Facebook, so "neither do we." That's why mall-goers find Beauty Salon open seven days a week. Between the retail shelves that average 500 nail polish colors, clients get gussied with services that pamper hair, skin, and nails.
Threads for Heads is family-owned one-stop shop for accessorizing, carrying a wide enough range of hats, watches, and bracelets to complete any outfit for men, women, and children. Classy hats such as fedoras help complete dressed-up looks, and urban trends such as snapback baseball hats that feature sports logos or novelty slogans pair nicely with the colorful array of sunglasses, G-Shock watches, and a selection of adult shirts.
When Joan Schaming and Ronald Williams opened Balic of Clinton in 2004, they wanted to make sure their clientele understood the importance of sampling wines before they commit to a bottle. In their shop, they hold daily tastings of their rotating selection of reds, whites, dessert wines, and specialty potables, which they recommend to pair with selections from their inventory of gourmet foods and chocolates.
Euro Tans' waiting room speaks to an elegant spa experience. Upon stepping into the beauty haven, customers are greeted by marble tile, white-leather couches, and Grecian columns. Within, male and female clients are waxed using hard-wax systems made to improve comfort during hair removal. Alternatively, the spa provides relaxing facials for clients seeking to unwind. Tanning beds and booths, as well as Mystic and airbrush tanning are also available.