Vienna Frozen Custard has something of a magnetic quality. Out for a summer stroll, individuals often find that their feet have suddenly carried them directly to the ice-cream stand. Whether it’s the 20 different flavors that range from classics such as chocolate to unique treats such as pineapple choco chip, the tasty toppings that go on top, or a mysterious dessert-powered tractor beam that draws people in, Vienna Frozen Custard serves as a refuge during the summer heat. The stand also serves snacks that include nachos, pizza, and hot dogs.
When Harmony Winery co-owner Kevin Croak was a teenager growing up on Long Island, he experimented with making wines from sugar and the juice of wild berries. "I used to hide them in the cemetery behind my house, hoping my dad wouldn't find them," Croak told the Indianapolis Star. "But I didn't understand about fermentation, and the bottles blew up." Luckily for visitors to the cozy tasting room and winemaking studio, Harmony Winery has mastered all aspects of the vino-crafting process. Now, they invite their guests to do the same through fun, informative classes and you-make-it bottling sessions.
Clients stop in to sample some of Harmony's 35 different vintages amid luxurious leather sofas, a warm fireplace, and friendly company, pairing their wines with fine chocolates and seasonal dinner selections. Guests can cozy up to a tasting bar or commune in an event space outfitted with a big-screen TV and surround sound. Aspiring vintners hone their crafts with the winery's extensive selection of supplies, which includes custom labels for weddings or holidays, bohemian-crystal decanters for letting wine breathe, and vacuum pumps for trapping wine-spoiling poltergeists. Harmony Winery also demonstrates how cost-effective and healthy homemade wine can be, and how self-crafted vino can have lower levels of tannin and sulfites.
Inside Yogi Frozen Yogurt, patrons pull on chrome levers to dispense one of 10 low- or no-fat yogurt flavors, then personalize their cups with any combination of toppings, choosing from candy, fresh fruit, syrup, and cookies. The end result is a sundae more unique than a monogrammed DNA strand. All the yogurt served contains about 25 calories per ounce and brims with live cultures, providing customers with probiotic treats.
Owners Louis and Sherri are passionate about filling bellies with the best yogurt available, which is why they source their spoon cargo from a variety of suppliers instead of committing to a single brand. They're also passionate about their community, enthusiastically supporting local clubs, organizations, and teams.
For $50, this package includes six mini-meals (entrees for 2–3 people, normally $80) and three orders of smart sides (which usually serve 4–6 people each, normally up to $22.50). You can choose from 15 entrees and over 10 sides. In total you're getting the equivalent of 12–18 complete meals, depending on your preferred portion size. That's $4–$6 per meal per person—pretty much cheaper than any meal you can assemble from grocery-store bought ingredients (other than a box of JIFFY), a single apple, or possibly two apples (depending on price of apples).
If your commute from work is consumed with anxiety over what dinner you can make with the dry lentils, a block of cream cheese, and a sack of potatoes left over from your last trip down to the Panic Pantry, today's Groupon is for you. Don't bother swerving into the drive-through or taking the family out to an expensive restaurant. For $45, today's Groupon gets you $100 worth of easy-to-assemble, healthy meals from Dream Dinners. This Groupon is good for the meal sampler deal, which includes 18 servings (six three-serving meals) and covers the $25 prep fee. That gets you around six dinners for two or three people, or three dinners for a family of four to six. You don't even have to tell the family you didn't devise these brilliant creations on the spot. With easy-to-follow heating instructions and pre-assembled ingredients, preparation is a breeze. A dearth of complementary ingredients will never stymie your dinner again.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
If your idea of a doctor visit involves needles, drugs, and probing exams, 96th Street Chiropractic may not be a good place for you. Dr. Brad Flynn eschews invasive and synthetic medical practices for a manual, hands-on approach. But he doesn?t stop at adjustments; he believes in developing comprehensive treatments based on each patient. His treatments incorporate any combination of spinal adjustments, electrotherapeutic techniques, exercise, nutrition, and counseling.