As a fun slideshow demonstrates, The Little Chocolatier’s staff hand makes an array of treats that fall into four categories: candy, chocolates, nuts, and popcorn. Their handmade chocolates pack white boxes with slabs of english toffee, nut clusters, and mint fluffs spread across trays of assorted chocolates. The team also fills bags with fresh-popped popcorn covered in caramel and cheddar.
U-Bake transforms busy folks into kitchen virtuosos with ready-to-bake breads, cookies, pot pies, and more. Newfound bakers can roll out of bed and into breakfast with a fresh cinnamon roll or break up afternoon doldrums with more than 50 varieties of cookie dough, from the bestselling cranberry walnut white chip to the daring Skrumption, with soft fudge, caramel, or fruit filling ($4.99–$9.79). A variety of frozen bread dough, pizza crusts, and sweet and savory pies fill stomachs, placate palates, and require nothing more than an oven and freezer or igloo ($3.99–$11.99). Those with wheat sensitivities or intolerances can also nab a variety of gluten-free products, such as bread, bagels, pies, and pastas.
Dr. Tom Aldridge helms Odana Hills Dental’s friendly team of hygienists and dental assistants, who tend to grins within the comforts of a newly renovated, full-service dental practice equipped with advanced technology. Comfortable treatment rooms—each furnished with a television, modern lighting fixtures, and rich hardwood accents—keep patients comfortable as the staff performs services that range from routine cleanings to delicate root-canal therapy. Digital x-rays and intraoral photography assist the staff’s keen eyes as they scan mouths for cavities or abnormal alignment. Cosmetic enhancements include thin veneers to cover up chips and teeth whitening, which works to put each tooth closer to its dream of growing up to be a pearl.
Fit 2 Eat’s quaint, 13-seat dining area creates a homey, wood-adorned atmosphere that accommodates both friendly chats and romantic arm-wrestling competitions. In addition to low-fat, reduced-sodium meals, Fit 2 Eat bakes a bevy of seasonal treats, including fruitcake for Christmas, macaroon fudge bars for Passover, and fresh challah bread every Friday.
Maurie’s forges edible chocolate masterpieces with gourmet ingredients from Ghana, Guatemala, and other faraway lands along with local organic creameries. In accordance with a carefully guarded family recipe, each succulent morsel is designed to delight the eyeballs and smack tasters with the full force of spice-, fruit-, and nut-empowered chocolate. The Spring Fling box fills mouths with cocoa-based delicacies such as dark-chocolate truffles with balsamic or lemon-cardamom infusions, local cranberries clothed in chocolate, or chocolate-covered almonds (warning: contains almonds).
Verena Street Coffee Co.'s dedicated crew of on-site appraisers scrutinizes each full-bodied arabica bean before assigning it to a small batch and delicately craft-roasting it to unlock the tasty treasures within. Eight well-tuned blends, available in 12-ounce packages ($8.95), compose flavor symphonies as complex as Beethoven's ode to theoretical physics. Customers can tip back their berets and let a creamy french vanilla inspire Baudelairian verse, or they can flout time’s cyclical constraints by waking up to the bold aromas of the Nine Mile Sunset blend. The lightly roasted Lock and Dam 11 enlivens mornings with its sweet and nutty character, and the warm caramel finish of Julien’s Breakfast Blend starts the day as sweetly as an alarm clock slapping you in the face with pulled taffy.