Since 1983, the deli wunderkinds at Current Cuisine have been crafting fresh sandwiches, salads, and breads while maintaining a high standard of customer service. The menu's breakfast bites, such as a sandwich constructed from local eggs and sausages ($2.99), occupy hands and mouths in the morning with an activity other than yawning. Lunch and dinner sustenance comes by the fistful in the form of overstuffed sandwiches that include the turkey provolone or the veggie with house-made hummus, local sprouts, red peppers, and cucumbers on focaccia ($4.99 each). In addition, the deli stocks its shelves with international groceries and delivers vitamins and minerals by the pound through a diverse selection of salads, such as chicken salad with red grapes and almonds ($6.99/lb.), spring marinated veggies ($5.49/lb.), and curried tofu salad ($6.99/lb.). Current Cuisine’s ovens also pop with fresh breads, otherworldly pastries, and flaky jack-in-the-boxes.
Legend Hall Arabians owner Jason Chiles and his wife, Michelle, balance each other out both at home and on the range. A trainer and showing champion of arabian and half-arabian horses for 16 years, Jason thrives on his experience, whereas Michelle—a novice rider—keeps the farm’s atmosphere easygoing, fun, and inviting to riders of all levels. At the Chiles’ scenic 50-acre farm, arabian horses canter around the grounds as students learn western, hunt, saddle-seat, and driving disciplines from Jason in 60-minute lessons held near the 29-stall training barn, where dressage horses get ready for shows by chewing on bales of dental floss.
There's no speed requirement on the Little Miami River—drifting leisurely on a tube is just as respectable as cutting through the water in a sleek kayak. Both vehicles afford scenic views, as well as opportunities to rest and swim. Of course, there's always the canoe to consider. The large boats fit up to three people, making them the most social of the three options at Bellbrook Canoe Rental. Pairs and trios can take them on one of two jaunts down the river's path: a 3-mile trip beginning at Bellbrook Bridge, or a 5.2-mile trip that departs from Narrows Reserve in Beavercreek.
Regardless of the route, each adventure satisfies first-time paddlers and expert boaters alike. The family-owned rental company has 160 canoes and kayaks that they lend to small groups as well as schools, scouting organizations, and astronauts who would prefer to ease into the water portion of their weightlessness training. For gatherings off the water, there's also three shelter houses available to customers free of charge.
For nearly 30 years, the stain-ousters at Quality Dry Cleaning have relinquished apparel and linens of grime and fabric-marring spots. During cleanings, delicate items such as blouses and scarves receive careful attention, and two-piece suits and neckties regain their fresh, presentable appeal after business-meeting coffee fights. An Ugg boot cleaning spruces up footwear weathered from stomping through snow, slush, and salted sidewalks, and a comforter cleaning expunges regular or down bedding of spills from late-night snacking or the ever-clumsy Sandman.
The professional style shamans and top-notch product lines at Nora's will work together to expertly manipulate manes, converting trippy coif visions into extra-cranial reality. Treat hardworking shoe fillers to a pampering spa pedicure. Or, let the hour-long facial turn your fridge-worthy face into a frame-able abstract finger painting. A deep pore cleanser clears out the pout's delicate potholes before an exfoliation process sloughs away dull, professorial cells to reveal radiant lower layers. Spooky spirit fingers scare off stress with a face and neck massage, and the facial ends with a moisturizer and customized mask.