The town of Brookside owns Five Mile Creek Canoe & Company, which works from a philosophy that nature is a splendor to be shared by all people. Five Mile not only grants access to a bonanza of camping and canoeing activities—such as bench pressing a canoe—it gives patrons the opportunity to control their own adventures. The campground presents enough activity opportunities to keep patrons busy throughout the day, including a playground, a 2-mile walking track, and a swimming hole.
When patrons want to set out on watery expeditions, they carry their own boats down to the creek and steer their vessels from beginning to end. After pushing past the shallow waters, canoes paddlers can traverse up to 26 miles of gently flowing creek lined on either side by a row of trees. These leaf havens obscure guests from the curious eyes of civilization, chipmunks, and Bigfoot's cousin, Steve. Before they hit the water, helpful staff members can give demonstrations to those with little paddling experience. They can also organize group floats for social paddlers.
Following in his father's footsteps, Vincent R. Little Jr. migrated south to Birmingham, where he opened V. Richards, a store just like the one he had run for years back in Wisconsin. Today, it's home to a full grocer that stocks specialty goods and foodstuffs such as jet-fresh seafood, full service meat-and-wine-departments, and a bakery that churns out fresh-baked breads and sweets daily.
To ensure each of The Fish Market Restaurant?s dishes are as fresh as possible, the two families at the restaurant's helm carefully source the seafood in everything from the eatery?s classic fish and chips to the heartier charbroiled swordfish steak. The chefs often infuse their creations with Greek and Cajun flair by saut?ing shrimp with feta cheese and sliced olives or topping snapper with greek island Santorini wine sauce. Thanks to a constant influx of culinary inspiration, the menu expands regularly, adding to the custom selections available for off-site catering services that can nourish gatherings from small dinner parties to massive cloning experiments gone wrong.
The doctors at Southlake Dental Care wield precise digital technology to preserve their patrons' pearly whites. While clients fix their gaze on flat-screen televisions, technicians examine mouths with a suite of digital-imaging devices, including digital radiography x-rays and intraoral cameras that televise dental gems in full color to let doctors diagnose problems and to allow patients to nominate bicuspids for dental Emmys. Meanwhile, a diverse array of dental services, ranging from whitening treatments to orthodontics, keeps smiles in radiant shape. To complement the cutting-edge arsenal, soothing artwork of oceans and abstract scenes lines the office walls amid warm accents of chocolate and pumpkin.
Though his practice is outfitted with advanced technological tools, Dr. Albano works hard to instill the old-fashioned level of dedication and personal care that characterized doctors of yesteryear. While he was earning his chiropractic degree and starting his practice, Dr. Albano was also defending his title as a powerlifting world champion. "The strongest chiropractor in the United States" brings his personal in-depth understanding of anatomy to his office. His history as a professional strength athlete helps Dr. Albano maximize clients' athletic performance and lift stray anvils off patients' tired shoulders.
With its stock of locally grown and seasonal produce, the chefs at Frankie’s Market Cafe put a fresh stamp on home-cooked comfort food. The café’s rotating menu is made daily from scratch and includes fried chicken, baked ham, and fried catfish. To balance out plates, guests can peruse a vegetable bar that includes about 12 items including candied yams, collard greens, and tomatoes and peaches from Chilton County. Slices of homemade dessert such as peanut-butter pie and red-velvet cake end meals on a sweet note.
Frankie's Market Cafe can also cater to large groups and parties, providing homemade comfort food for your next social gathering.