One might feel compelled to recite the Pledge of Allegiance upon entering All American Cafe, whose exposed brick walls are strewn with stars to represent the United States. Of those 50 states, the café’s menu draws most heavily on the proud state of Texas. Sunlight filters in through large windows to illuminate fuchsia tablecloths lined with fried and grilled fish fillets, pork chops, and aged Angus steaks served alongside fried okra and mashed potatoes. After two-handing a juicy half-pound burger, diners can question servers about the all-day breakfast offerings or ask for a napkin made from an authentic piece of the Declaration of Independence.
Joe Naquin, namesake of Joe's Piano Lessons, has witnessed firsthand the healing effects of music. He's taught students with ADD, physical disabilities, and even partial deafness how to tickle the ivories. And he's seen the way this form of self-expression can liberate them. Of course, his 30-minute piano lessons welcome any student willing to learn. He teaches everything from classical music to gospel and pop.
Most Popular Service: Handcrafted clutch purses
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Material Used: A Variety of leather materials
Pro Tip: Bring your own bottle of wine, cupcakes, etc.
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
Come in with an open mind; don't get intimidated by the process of designing a quality custom handbag. During the process of a Build-A-Bag Mixer, each guest will do the basics of designing a clutch and our professional sewers will actually sew the bags using industrial sewing machines. It's simple yet a fun experience with friends.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I've always had a passion for fashion and creative arts. I began producing leather handbags in 2011, and it immediately became therapeutic for me after losing my job of 10 years in corporate America and as a single mother. As I began to make new pieces, I would post them on Facebook and immediately they would sell. My therapy turned into revenue and now I'm able to add a twist to handbag making so that others can enjoy with friends.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Just come have fun and leave with a beautiful handbag that you will remember because you designed it with your best friends.
"You have a dying cell phone in your hand right now as you read this." That line from the Battery on the Go website gets straight to the point of the issue all cell phone owners deal with at one time or another. The company's staff of admitted gadget lovers doesn't ever want their clients to be in a position where they can't navigate an adventure, capture a moment, or contact a friend because their smartphone died. As such, their signature product, the PowerBar, is a portable battery charger that can power an iPhone 5 from one to eleven times on a single charge, depending on the model. The lightweight, aluminum design can also charge tablets and its USB capabilities allow it to be charged by computers or USB-compatible wall plugs.
DC Handbags & Accessories personally selects every purse, clutch, satchel, and fashion-finishing touch to ensure shoppers look unique. With an inventory of items not found in department stores, the ever-changing variety of stylish shoulder sacks, jewelry, scarves, apparel, and shoes keeps fashionistas adorned with items that run the gamut from quiet and understated to eclectically wearable.