Much has changed since Matt and Ethel Shirola and Evelyn Ellis whipped up the first fried chicken dinner at Juniper Valley Ranch Restaurant in 1951. But the rustic red-mud restaurant continues to serve the very same home-style menu as it did generations ago—including baked ham and the fried chicken lauded by reporters from The Gazette as "crisp and indulgent". Meals are accompanied by home-style sides—including okra casserole, riced potatoes, gravy and housemade biscuits with apple butter—and followed by a sweet finish of homemade deserts and ice cream sundaes.
Today, the cheerful eatery is run by Matt and Ethel's eldest grandson, Greg, after working its way through the generations. The dining room is bright and cozy, with soft red walls decorated with old-fashioned western artwork and antiques. Just beyond the restaurant windows lies a ranch, where the juniper and skunk brush grows.
By establishing a partnership with each of their customers, the technicians at Advanced Equipment Inc. embellish and protect automotive chariots with an array of warrantied services. The techs expertly install window tints to repel UV rays, defend car interiors, and increase privacy, and they ably cart the same service to area homes and businesses to increase energy savings, reduce glare, and prevent injuries from broken glass.
In addition to ornamenting vehicles with custom vinyl graphics, car owners can protect paint jobs with Clear Bra, a translucent, urethane-based film that hugs the contours of a vehicle's forward-facing surfaces to guard against the ravages of road debris and sand. Technicians happily offer mobile service (additional charges may apply) and accept all vehicles, including buses, semitrucks, large vans, and carriages carved out of pumpkins.
Tile adds a clean, creative look to kitchens, bathrooms, and patios, but it's also an eco-friendly flooring material that requires no harsh chemicals or maintenance to keep it gleaming. Staff members at A World of Tile help clients to upgrade living spaces with this environmentally friendly alternative through in-house design consultations and a range of ceramic, stone, and specialty tiles. They amass products from across the globe, offering unique designs and SunTouch heated options that warm toes during cold winter months and prevent chihuahuas from shaking the whole year. During free hands-on workshops, staffers teach customers how to correctly install tile themselves or provide referrals to local contractors.
Complete Air Duct Cleaning cleans 500 homes every year, removing mold, repairing flood damage, and keeping the air breathable. The team can disinfect mattresses, scour air ducts and dryer vents, and remove attic insulation to keep debris from clogging the air.
At HW Home, owners Jim Hering and Ron Werner curate a luxurious collection of living-room, bedroom, and dining-room fixtures that have earned a slew of industry awards, including a Retailer of the Year title from the National Home Furnishings Association in 2013. Friendly, knowledgeable staff members guide shoppers through the selection of contemporary and classic chairs, sofas, beds, and tables from collections such as HW Interiors, Ralph Lauren, and DwellStudio. Their insight can help create ornate interiors filled with mahogany tables and leather upholstery or modern settings decorated with metal, glass, and nanobots. After purchasing their artisan buffet cabinet or bedroom set, customers can enlist the help of handy movers, who deliver, unwrap, and assemble all pieces.
For the hair designers at Shear Perfection Salon, a hairstyle's most important function is to reflect its owner's personality. To achieve this end, they provide free consultations for every client to help them settle on a desired look. Afterward, they draw elements from current hair-fashion trends for custom cutting, texturing, and coloring until they've created a truly dashing style. Upon request, stylists can also sculpt bridal and other formal-style hair designs.