French gastronome Brillat-Savarin once said, “A dinner which ends without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye.” Today’s Groupon makes sure your beautiful women all have two eyes. For just $15, you can get $35 worth of fromage, vin, charcuterie, and more at Scardello Artisan Cheese.
Part-time personal chef Steven Bailey was growing tired of bland, industrially processed food. As detailed by D Magazine, Steven was determined to do something about his frustration, so he hit the road one weekend in his Volkswagen Rabbit and began scouring Texas farms and markets for fresher ingredients. The more organic, locally grown food he brought back, the more friends and neighbors started requesting some for themselves. The growing demand led Steven to start Urban Acres, where customers can track down organic produce, dairy, and grass-fed meats from local farmers and artisans who never use pesticides, hormones, artificial flavoring, or shoddy magnetic force fields.
As a member of Urban Acres, members pick full, half, or mini shares of organic fruits and veggies. Urban Acres also sells locally grown grub to members and nonmembers alike at its Oak Cliff Farmstead, which D Magazine says "brings a bit of country to the big city." There, visitors can find shelves and counters fashioned from reclaimed wood, a bee colony on the roof, and produce snuggled in boxes of hay. Urban Acres also offers hands-on educational opportunities to learn about small-scale urban farming.
Swan dive into a billowy sea of creamy sweetness and splash amid bobbing berries with today's Groupon: $5 for $10 worth of frozen yogurt concoctions at the recently opened FreshBerry in the Park Lane development. Cool, creamy, naturally sweet, and low in calories, the wares at FreshBerry are a refreshing treat after yoga, before fencing, or during intermission at the opera.Don’t Say: May I order a medium-sized frozen yogurt, please? Thank you. Do Say: Yogurt now, you lowly milksop! Quickly, before my temper turns hot.
A team of doctors founded Physicians Weight Loss Centers more than 30 years ago, banding together to find the most effective methods for dropping pounds. The regimen that they established begins with an initial consultation, during which a physician helps each client choose the proper weight-loss route from the clinic’s six low-calorie programs. The doctor steps back after choosing the proper plan of action so that a team of nutritionists, nurses, and weight-loss counselors can take over charting progress. Upon completing the program, clients meet once more with the physician to evaluate their results and stage an intervention for oversized clothes that have yet to commit to the program. The lessons that clients learn during these supervised weight-loss programs can help them live a healthy lifestyle long after the session ends.
It was a fateful night in January 1999 when the bellies of college sophomores Leon and Tiffany started to rumble. The two UT Austin students convened at Leon's apartment, where they whipped up a batch of chocolate-chip cookies in his oven. As they chewed on the warm, gooey fruits of their labor, the pair was struck by the idea to sell these freshly baked cookies to their fellow students. They began delivering treats to their peers during evening study breaks before expanding their customer base to include parents and Austin residents, all the while renting the back kitchen of a local restaurant to accommodate the growing demand. Fifteen years later, the indulgent lure of Tiff's Treats has helped Leon and Tiffany open 13 locations throughout Austin, Dallas, and Houston. Within these bakeries, kitchen crews sculpt fresh dough into 10 types of cookies, supplementing the gooey morsels with decadent brownies and signature Tiffwiches—vanilla Blue Bell ice cream sandwiched between two warm cookies. Bakers hand-deliver batches every day, pulling them fresh from the oven instead of the overheated engine block of the delivery car.