Weston Lakes Animal Hospital treats dogs, cats, and other pets in distress with a level of care you might more commonly expect to see in a doctor's office for humans. Surgeries, ultrasounds, blood work, and vaccinations, as well as routine procedures such as microchipping and heartworm tests are carried out using digital x-rays, an onsite lab, and other up-to-date equipment and facilities. The caring experts on staff also administer testing and treatment for allergies and dental cleaning for both dogs and cats that haven't mastered the art of flossing without opposable thumbs.
The team at Unico Estilo Unisex Salon uses a variety of products from well-known brands such as L'Oreal, Kérastase, Wella, Alfaparf Milano, Matrix, and Goldwell. The friendly staff specializes in haircare, coloring locks during single-process-color applications or rendering tresses frizz-free with keratin treatments. A licensed massage therapist complements the beautifying options presented by the rest of the staff, performing massages in modalities such as Swedish, hot stone, and sports.
Hungry Howie’s grew into a nation-spanning franchise from a humble start in Taylor, Michigan in 1973, when founder Jim Hearn converted a hamburger stand into a pizzeria. With the help of business partner Steve Jackson––who started as a delivery man at the original location––the two men franchised a decade later and began expanding their delicious operation, resulting in nearly 600 locations spread across 24 states in the 3rd dimension alone. Almost 40 years after its start, Hungry Howie’s continues to earn the most attention for its specialty flavored crust pizzas––which infuse dough with a choice of eight seasonings such as ranch or garlic herb––as well as zesty pizza accompaniments such as oven-baked meatball and chicken parm subs.
Though Elite International Dance Academy began with only a few classes and a handful of students, the studio earned a growing following with its combination of accessible instruction and enthusiastic teachers. Since its opening, the studio has tripled its curriculum to include 15 dance styles, including the hustle, fox trot, belly dancing, bachata, and salsa. Both kids and adults gather in the academy’s noncompetitive environment, where instructors teach dance steps with easy-to-follow directions. The schedule also includes summer camps and workshops, as well as Zumba classes—cardio workouts using Latin-inspired dance routines to sizzle more calories than toasting marshmallows dipped in lighter fluid.
Made-from-scratch recipes and fresh ingredients have been setting The Original Pancake House apart from its breakfast-spot competition since 1953. That's when its owners established an all-day empire committed to ingredients such as pure hard-wheat unbleached flour and butter made from fresh sweet cream.
Today, The Original Pancake House cooks across the country still construct scrambles and omelets from fresh Grade AA eggs. Powdered sugar lines the rims of oven-baked dutch baby pancakes, and granny-smith apples simmer in oven-baked pancakes (two of more than a dozen styles of pancake on the menu). Even the toppings are made in-house, including whipped cream, specialty syrups, and sauces. To complement these flavors, staff fill cups with fresh-squeezed orange and grapefruit juices and coffee blended specially to match the Original Pancake House's menu and upholstery. Although each location takes on the local charm of its surrounding city, all of them share in common a homey atmosphere that welcomes families with perks such as color-in place mats and kids' menus.
Name aside, The Original Pancake House isn't just a breakfast spot?in fact, it stays open for at least two meals a day, or six if you follow most doctors' advice to take a small pancake break every few hours. The savory side of the menu holds sandwiches piled with thick-cut meats, caesar salads, and savory crepes stuffed with cheese and veggies.
For more than 25 years, Broward Pawn & Gun has specialized in buying and selling handguns, shotguns, and rifles—and replacing them for free. This is because a guaranteed lifetime replacement backs every Davidson’s firearm the shop sells. Customers can leave with their purchase confident in the knowledge that as long as they own the gun, they can exchange it or bring it in for free repairs. The staff rounds out its firearm selection with guns from other makers, such as Browning and Glock, along with an array of ammunition, hunting gear, and optics. And to keep its patrons knowledgeable on the fundamentals of safe gun ownership, the shop hosts concealed-weapon-license courses two days a week, taught by an NRA-certified instructor.