Though the entrees at The Dixie Cafe make the biggest splash across its menu marquee, they're threatened with gastronomical upstaging by the southern-style eatery's 19 sides and scratch-made gravies. The chicken-fried steak, for example, is a tender, hand-breaded fillet that fully blossoms with flavor only after chefs smother it with cream gravy and cheddar cheese. And the Cajun grilled catfish's down-home taste isn't fully developed until it is paired up with bites of turnip greens, fried okra, or a homemade roll. The classic platter meals take advantage of this by pairing an entree with two sides, rolls, and jalapeño cornbread and can be ordered "light" for a portion that's smaller than the regular size and easier to toss in the air and catch in your mouth.
A decade of recipe honing has informed the success of Richard's Hawgwild BBQ. The kitchen team prepares barbecue version of chicken, beef brisket, and pulled pork either by the pound or on sandwiches. They also make comfort food such as nachos, beans, and cole slaw.
Named after the three-time NFL Pro Bowler, Billy Sims Barbecue whips up tasty slow-smoked pork, beef brisket, ribs, and more while allowing carnivorous connoisseurs to sample transcendently tender meats. Like a rechargeable cigar, all of the menu’s meats are smoked fresh daily. The protein-starved and the indecisive can feast on combo plate dinners ($9.99–$12.99), pairing brisket, pulled pork, bologna, hot links, Polish sausages, chicken, smoked turkey, or ribs with sides such as beans, cole slaw, smoked corn on the cob, and more. Meat mavens can also indulge in the Heisman, a dish of pulled pork or chopped brisket piled high and topped off with a slice of bologna and a hot link ($7.49). Sports memorabilia adorns the walls of the family-friendly establishment, reflecting the achievements of its namesake football legend and his uncanny ability to break down defensive formations with politely offered samples of tangy sauces.
Inside Textures Hair Salon, striking swaths of crimson interrupt soft, baby-blue walls that stretch toward a black-and-white-checkered floor. Amid these casual environs, stylists Karlie Stephenson and Kristen Edsell lead a talented team as they gussy up clients with a full roster of services. They brandish products from brands such as Sexy Hair and Redken as they sculpt and colorize sleek, modern hairdos. Textures Hair Salon further bolsters clients' physiques with waxing, manicures, and massages, and it is an avid supporter of its community, sponsoring the local roller-derby team and several area charities.