After greasing the Slip 'n Slide with vegetable oil and shedding winter's fluffy bathrobe and insulated socks, the best way to celebrate summer's arrival is with a handful of velvety-soft frozen custard. The Ritter's menu features a wide variety of rotating flavors, including everything from the vanilla and chocolate classics to the fruit-based favorites such as blueberry and strawberry Italian ice to creations such as Boston crème pie and peanut butter. Order a cone of the flavor du jour ($2.29 and up), or opt for a signature Glacier ($3.19 and up), which is Ritter's frozen custard mixed with your topping(s) of choice and served upside down to confuse your already delicate perception of reality and emphasize the delicacy's extreme thickness. If a list of 25+ toppings dizzies your decision-making noodle, submit your fate to the friendly ice-cream slingers and opt for a signature sundae with pre-designed toppings ($3.99) such as the turtle sundae, a frozen-custard mountain capped with hot fudge, hot caramel, and whipped cream and crowned with butter-toasted pecans and a cherry. Celebrate your newfound superpowers and exploit your nemeses' weaknesses for bananas and chocolate with a banana split ($4.79).
At Ipartsguys, skilled technicians turn faulty gadgets into good-as-new smartphones and tablets. Clients can drop off any brand or model?be it an Apple iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy Note?for a speedy overhaul. The technicians replace everything from LCD screens to batteries to charging ports.
Bullseye Pest Defense’s approach to insect and rodent control works as a partnership between their technicians and clients. Before spraying areas with ecofriendly products or laying traps baited with Krispy Kreme donuts, a property survey is taken to identify conditions that lead to pest activity and breeding. Clients are educated on sanitation issues around the dwelling that may attract critters, such as ants, roaches, and mice, before techs seal off potential points of entry. Their services also take care of spider, bee, and house-elf infestations and vanquish mosquitos from recreational areas.
Crowned Best Dry Cleaners by Grand Rapids Magazine, Sheldon Cleaners has been fighting the good fight against dud dirt and unpressed pants for more than 60 years. Its seasoned de-griming doctors will scrutinize each article and carefully tend to sweaters ($6.50), coats ($12.50), dresses ($12.50), and shirts ($4.99)—evicting fiber filth, obnoxious odors, and the stains of spilt wine and spilt blood from a rival poet. By using nonhazardous solutions, Sheldon Cleaners provides a thorough clothing cleanse and scores points with Mother Nature for its eco-friendly practices.