Specially extended into November for Groupon customers, Schnepf Farms' popularPumpkin and Chili Party elicits smiles from children and adults with fall-themed activities including a hayride, 4- and 10-acre corn mazes, and bonfires for roasting marshmallows. Energetic animals greet guests in the petting zoo, and prized swine vie for the praises of spectators during pig races, and a roller coaster and flying-farmer ride sling adventure-seekers and hapless scarecrows into the air. After exploring an expanse of gourds in the pumpkin patch and U-pick garden, twosomes and foursomes can dive into chicken and chili dinners (not included with today's Groupon) or rearrange faces into jack-o-lantern–shaped poses.
Diamond Dot serves a bountiful blend of Mexican and American breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare, most of which is made from scratch. The green- and red-chili burritos ($3.49 each) play the role of appetizing anchor for a multitude of other Mexican specialties, such as tostadas ($1.99–$3.09), enchiladas ($1.99–$3.29), and tamales ($2.19 each). The California burrito ($5.99) turns tongues into meat-seeking torpedoes when dressed with carne asada, potatoes, and pico de gallo. Diamond Dot's pridefully patriotic fare includes chicken baskets ($1.99–$5.99), bacon cheeseburgers ($3.69), and Philly mushroom steaks ($6.99 with fries).
A former fast-paced corporate-world professional, yoga instructor Kay Koski now fosters a community where time seems to stop. Students can achieve deeper mind-body connections during yoga classes or unwind under the soothing strokes of licensed massage therapist Valerie Eenhuis. Kay also is a certified hypnotist and helps guests overcome physical and emotional limitations.
Dr. Rogel A. Carlos, who speaks fluent Tagalog and Spanish, banishes plaque, straightens teeth with ClearCorrect invisible braces, and whitens smiles with the intensive Kor Whitening deep-bleaching system—a system the doctor personally uses. He can install porcelain veneers, prevent jaws from clicking with TMJ treatments, and treat sleep apnea inside his office, which surpasses all standards set by OSHA and the Center for Disease Control. Dr. Carlos also keeps himself at the ready at all times, fielding dental emergencies such as cracked molars and missing dental crowns stolen by the greedy tooth fairy.
Sate insistent appetites with the fresh, homemade fare from Simplicity's world-wandering menu of lunch and dinner favourites with tempting twists. Lunch breakers and fixers alike can chow down mercilessly on sandwiches like the New Orleans-inspired muffaletta ($7.50) or slow-stewed pulled pork with crispy onions ($8) that come on a choice of Simplicity's four homemade breads. Lunch and dinner each provide leafy options like the crunchy Greek and Caesar salads ($6.50 each at lunch, $7 at dinner) and soups like silky French onion ($5.50 at lunch, $6.50 at dinner) that are fresher than a frisky first date with a four-month old golden retriever. Dinner guests in this casual cookery can fill cheeks with the slow-roasted half-chicken ($19) or the 8-ounce striploin ($20), served with one of Simplicity's five signature kitchen-made barbecue sauces.
Langley's Country Market’s staff members believe that healthful living starts at home. With that in mind, they stock the shelves with local goods and produce sourced from ecologically conscious farms. Their pesticide-free fruits and vegetables come from sites that employ sustainable farming practices, such as water-conserving irrigation technology and organic waste-recycling systems that create natural compost. Additionally, the market features gourmet oils from Queen Creek Olive Mill, grass-fed beef, and honey from the desert’s rows and rows of honey derricks.