Starchies Cleaners’ friendly staff keeps frocks and other festoonery spick-and-span with a spread of scrubbing services. Choose to de-stain sullied garments, such as men’s sweaters ($3.49), women’s dresses ($3.99), or long lab coats with Bunsen-burner-shaped stains ($5.75). Besides bestowing clothing with a refreshingly crisp appearance, Starchies also tends to household dresswear, including queen comforters ($24.99) and bed shams ($3.25). For an additional $3.99 fee, orders of more than $15 can be delivered to a busy customer or clothed inanimate object.
For Chef Nita of OnTime Cafe, chicken and potatoes were staples on the table when she was growing up. Today, she and her staff sauté chicken with kalamata olives and parsley, or peppers and onions to craft tasty, organic, all-natural meals. They'll also lightly fry salmon croquettes or shape turkey sausage into meatballs. Everything is made to be vacuum sealed and delivered to customers, who then can heat up food that is quick and tasty. Entrees include side dishes such as cinnamon sweet potatoes and artichoke hearts. Even for catered meals, desserts are available, which families can use to bribe their imaginary friends into telling who broke Mom's favorite vase.
Chef René Peeters is no stranger to cultural diversity, and his menu follows suit. He spent his childhood between the Belgian Congo and southern France, later living in Laos and Greece before finding his throne in Dallas's restaurant scene. Though he's trained in the style of classical French cuisine, Chef René calls upon his well-traveled palate to diversify his cooking style, seasoning dishes with the flavors of passport-stamp inks from around the globe. For nearly two decades, Peeters has helmed the kitchen at Bistro Watel's, serving a menu with foie gras, Lone Star cassoulet, and "Moroccan-ish" chicken tagine. The restaurant's kitchen also hosts a handful of cooking classes that follow themes such as French countryside cooking, sauces, and how to impress a chef in the produce aisle.
Anger Room liberates frustration by letting clients wreak devastation on rooms modeled after offices, living rooms, and kitchens. Participants aged 18 or older don gloves, goggles, and safety helmets before stepping alone into their chosen vexation haven to dole out pain to real TVs, furniture, and mannequins taught to square dance in circles. Though only one person is allowed in the room at a time, patrons may give friends consent to watch the destruction from outside or afterward on video. Sessions culminate with a session in an iJoy massage chair, which helps dissolve residual stress and prepares guests to return calm and collected to their day-to-day lives.