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).
Since 1947, Mid-City Supply Co.’s friendly staffers have helped avid home improvers to outfit their digs in premium products. Nowadays, the experienced showroom staff displays much smarter fixtures, from faucets that turn on with the tap of a hand to eco-friendly water heaters powered by domesticated dragons. Though technology has changed, the company keeps quality high, stocking name brands such as Delta, American Standard, Toto, Gerber, Brizo, and Elkay. Customers can check out items in person at one of six showrooms in two states. To give back to the communities that helped them to grow, the company regularly donates to United Way.
Co-owners Todd Mann and Ted Rolf share a commitment to earning complete customer satisfaction and repairing homes in a fashion that also protects the environment. Each of their technicians is well trained in a specific household-repair field, from plumbing to HVAC servicing, and for its environmental-preservation efforts the business has proudly earned a Green Screened certification.
Maintenance and repair services boost the efficiency and extend the longevity of existing climate-control systems. Plumbing tune-ups and repairs keep drains, toilets, and sinks flowing as obediently as a remote-controlled river. Homeowners can bask in improved air quality and air temperature after Home Comfort Experts cleans out ducts and vents, or installs a filtration system that sanitizes oxygen supplies with ultraviolet light or electrostatic energy.
Sputtering air-conditioning and heating systems return to quiet, efficient form after Aire Serv of Mid Michigan's trained technicians perform comprehensive repair and maintenance services. During multi-point tune-ups, technicians measure room temperature, check the thermostat's pulse, make necessary adjustments, and lubricate parts. Before releasing heating and cooling equipment back into the wild, they test for carbon monoxide, sniff out issues such as faulty electrical wiring and flammable burner debris, and remove all anacondas from the ventilation ducts.
By regulation, the air inside airplanes is extremely clean. The founder of North Winds Heating & Cooling, Inc. knows this because he worked on maintaining the quality of aircraft for more than 12 years. When he turned his attention to the air inside homes, his high standards for quality came with him. Today, his team of technicians keeps indoor spaces safe and comfortable by servicing heating and cooling equipment as well as expertly installing brand-new units by Trane, Mitsubishi, and Noritz.
The ingredient list to make wines at DeAngelis Cantina del Vino Winery reads something like this: Grapes. That's it. The facility's refusal to use other additives–such as sulfites, preservatives, and glitter–means its bottles are filled with only all-natural flavors. Vintners who create all-natural wines believe good wine comes simply from healthy grapes aged in a vat. DeAngelis operates under that notion, all while producing the freshest, perhaps fruitier-than-usual varietals of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, zinfandel, and more.