Though the menu at Lambsbread Vegan Cafe may appear to be the same as at any soul food place, things aren't what they seem. That's because the chefs don't use any animal products when they make their dishes. They use tempeh, seitan, and vegetables to create options such as the Spare No ribs, mock BLT, and tempeh Reuben. These come paired with complementary sides, such as the okra gumbo, kale, and curry potatoes, all of which are made with no animal products.
Meditating Massage Wellness Studio's one-client-at-a-time approach is evident upon entering its cozy studio. A spread of complimentary beverages quenches palates before services begin while guests begin their journey to relaxation. Mediating Massage Wellness Studio offers a variety of nail care services ranging from short treatments to longer, luxurious treatments. Simple manicures and pedicures last from 15 to 20 minutes, while Lush manicures and pedicures last 30 to 45 minutes. Recently, the studio has added a new nail technician, Moe, who focuses primarily on waterless pedicures and natural nail care.
The studio also focuses on massage services. As one of the skilled massage therapists finishes up a current session, aromatherapy and soothing music waft through the air to help visitors decompress. Services, such as a signature holistic harmony massage typically combine both relaxing and therapeutic modalities.
Freeze Automotive’s gray building has two garage bays—one labeled Oil Changes and the other Tune-Ups. Regardless of which garage the vehicle is waved into, Freeze Automotive’s auto technicians are bound to poke their heads under the hood. They have a knack for repair and maintenance services, including oil changes and tune-ups, as well as transmission work, brake repair, and auto detailing.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Drift boat fly-fishing trips and lessons
What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
My ability to teach newcomers the casting skills, fishing tactics, and fish-finding skills they need to be successful during their time on the water.
The words of praise from world-traveled fly fishers and newcomers alike thanking me for providing them with an interesting, unexpectedly exciting real fly-fishing tour in a part of the world where they might least expect it.
What?s your favorite part of your job?
Having the pleasure of meeting dedicated fly fishermen from here in South Carolina and around the world, and being able to share the unique resource of the three rivers of Columbia, South Carolina, with them. [The three rivers] are part of the Santee-Cooper river system, which was the first in the world in which striped bass successfully reproduced in a landlocked setting without access to the ocean.
I really enjoy watching newcomers hook and land their first fish using the training and practice they have had with me. I love being able to be an advocate for our rivers and for their protection and conservation. It is especially rewarding for me when young clients on parent-child trips take an interest in the insects and other organisms present in the rivers that our fish depend on for food and grasp the importance of keeping the rivers clean for their benefit and the continued health of our fish populations and other wildlife.
When it comes to fly-tying lessons, my favorite part is the spark of recognition on a student's face when they realize that they are able to do it, and the pride they take in producing a cool-looking, buggy representation of a living fish food. I like that parents who may have been skeptical about this activity for their children and their ability to maintain focus often realize just how engrossing the whole process of tying a fly can be for a child. A few years ago, I tied flies at a boat show in New York. When I do these events, I will often sit people down and have them tie a simple fly. Two older gentlemen at the booth next to ours commented on how many kids were interested in trying it. They couldn't believe that the Nintendo Generation was so interested in something so hands-on and non-digital.
Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part?
I was lucky enough to have my second guide row the drift boat down the river for me a few times. The most enjoyable part was that I could fish and did not have to row. It was a special feeling being given the royal treatment and having someone else position the boat perfectly, allowing me to cast to the best spots. It gave me a better appreciation of what I provide my clients when we're on the water.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I am a full-time teacher, and in my tying lessons, I provide individual help to make sure students leave with the basic skills to continue tying flies of their own. A lesson usually includes a digital demonstration of tying the fly we are working on in that class, followed by hands-on, step-by-step [instruction]. Once the first fly is complete, we will tie another together, and as students feel ready, they can move ahead at their own speed, tying more flies of the same style in whatever color they like. Students usually end up tying two to four flies in a typical two-hour class, and I also try to make sure I tie enough so that each student gets one to take home as a model. Students who bring their own thumb drive can also take the digital presentation with them so that they have the step-by-step instructions to work from at home.
At New York's Famous Hotdogs, chefs dish out baskets brimming with chicken, fajitas, hot dogs, and burgers under the shade of the mobile stand’s blue-and-white umbrella. Patrons munch on catfish nuggets or wings that snuggle together and await a bedtime story under a choice of 18 house-made toppings, ranging from spicy mango sauce to a Greek blend of peppers, onions, and garlic. More than a dozen traditional condiments also stand by to lather a fried-fish sandwich in sweet relish or a 100% beef hot dog in sauerkraut. Seasoned fries jackknife into ketchup, and drinks quench thirst more effectively than a horror movie quells the urge to buy an old house.
Even before he founded PowerFit Bootcamp, JR Spear always felt a calling to transform people into fitness machines. A fourth-degree black belt and studied martial artist, Spear spent years training future Marine Corps officers and Iraqi soldiers in self-defense and combat skills. Later, Spear taught his own MMA fitness and cardio-kickboxing classes, along with personal and group training sessions.
At PowerFit Bootcamp, he and his staff of fitness instructors encourage each student to persevere by leading motivational and high-energy classes. At 12 indoor and outdoor locations, students undergo full-body workouts designed to jettison fat and tone muscle. Trainers welcome students of all stripes, giving them a period of time to complete each move, rather than a number of repetitions, encouraging each student to do as much as he or she can without feeling uncomfortable, overexerting, or resorting to time travel. Along the way, coaches track progress and motivate students by noting benchmarks during physical fitness tests on the first Monday and Tuesday of each month.