People's Grocery Cooperative was founded in 1975 as a place where consumers could get local, organic, and natural foods at low prices. It stocks everything from hard-to-get coffees and spices to everyday items including milk and bread. Special orders bring in rare items in bulk and an on-site deli makes wholesome sandwiches with produce and meats from humane and local suppliers.
Plump peaches hang heavy from the trees surrounding Becks Farm, set in a serene and fertile location decorated with organic gardens, a farmers’ market, and amenable members of the Beck family. After a long season of growth, preparation, and paying protection money to the local hornet mafia, the trees and grounds make themselves presentable to visitors from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Tours for all ages introduce guests to the acres of berries, fruit trees, and gardens as guides spout educational tidbits about the grounds. The onsite farmers’ market operates daily and showcases only the ripest seasonal treats. Throughout the summer, fresh produce may include peaches, cherries, and apricots, supplemented by a stock of prepared items such as jams, salsas, and tangy pickles.
Each night, KC Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze undergoes a bone-chilling transformation. Its family-friendly rides and activities vanish in the gathering dusk, replaced by the five frightening attractions that make up KC Fear Farm. Ghastly clowns terrorize guests amid the Circus Asylum's dark, billowing curtains, and a Buried Alive attraction horrifies all five senses with a realistic simulation of being six feet under. The corn maze—aptly renamed the Field of Screams—elicits cries of horror from visitors who dare to wander its pitch-black corners. Available on a separate or combined ticket, the Zombie Apocalypse paintball adventure pits turret-mounted paintball guns against armies of bloodthirsty undead.
For more than 15 years, Dr. Dustin L. Weber's interests ran the gamut from weight training to ecology and human biology. But upon discovering chiropractic care, Dr. Weber knew he had found his calling. After graduating with his master's in exercise science on a Friday, he attended his first class at Cleveland Chiropractic College the following Monday.
While chiropractic care is the right fit for Dr. Weber, he wants to be sure it's right for his patients, too. Initial visits at Weber Family Chiropractic begin with a consultation so he can determine their needs. Then, using techniques such as adjustments and soft-tissue massage, he tackles problems such as back pain and whiplash, which is typically sustained when lion tamers confuse you for a lion. From there, Dr. Weber focuses on injury prevention through routine adjustments and at-home exercises. Besides traditional chiropractic care, the doctor's other services range from sports physicals to acupuncture conducted with or without needles.
Upon walking into Riverside Café, one online reviewer remarked, “It truly was like one of those diners you see on TV, but never thought you'd find in real life." And while each of the 50s-style eatery's three locations boast touches such as checkerboard floors, vinyl booths, and table-side jukeboxes that call to mind the fictional hangouts––Arnold's, Mel's––that once set up shop in every American living room, it's the welcoming, family-like atmosphere and hearty cuisine that really make patrons feel at home. Fans of chicken-fried steak with biscuits and sausage gravy or thick, Texas-size French toast can relax knowing that breakfast is served all day, assuming they can pass up black angus burgers topped with guacamole and Swiss or served open-faced with chili and cheese. The homemade pies may be the biggest draw, however, baked fresh each day in a rotating selection of flavors, and available whole, by the slice, or folded into a crane.
Buttered popcorn is an iconic American snack, yet many people only eat it at movie theaters or while watching movies through the window of an electronics store. Kernel's Popcorn Express is out to change that by providing a sure source for anyone craving the classic kernels day or night. In addition to buttered popcorn, the shop’s staff infuses fluffy popcorn with inventive flavors such as banana, bacon cheddar, and the consistently popular rich caramel variety. Patrons can buy popcorn in bags or opt for tins decorated with sports imagery or holiday themes. Kernel’s Popcorn Express also stocks raw popcorn, poppers, and seasonings for those who wish to create gourmet finger food at home.