It's easy to see how fresh the meat is at South Alabama Custom Meats, since owner Tony Brooks cuts them right when you order. Brooks and his son continue the company's 30-year legacy of providing both exotic cuts of meat and processing hunters' venison. They package meats in family-size packs fit for any number of people, including cuts of ribs, pork chops, and their house-smoked sausages.
Story Time For Me beams interactive picture books directly into toddlers and elementary school children via the magical Internet. Widened eyes can read at their own pace while illustrations come to life with animation, music, and sound effects—sharpening reading and cognitive skills into sharp number two brain pencils. Each story is enhanced with narration read by professional actors who infuse grade-A excitement and drama into wholesome stories containing socially relevant themes that range from taking care of pets to saving the environment. Children follow along as words are highlighted on screen. Clicking on difficult words will cause the narrator to repeat that word again. Each story concludes with discussion questions that inspire conversation and spark imagination candles inside human jack-o-lanterns. Story Time For Me always adds more stories so that kids can stay up on the latest adventures of characters such as Fern the Fox, Ben the Mouse, and Flame the Dragon without subscribing to their inane Twitter feeds.
Balloons-A-Plenty cobbles colorful mylar and latex balloons into festive bouquets for a variety of occasions. Customers can order a standard balloon bouquet ($19.99) with two 18-inch Mylar and three 12-inch latex balloons, before tying them down with the provided weight or an obliging sumo wrestler. Unique balloon-stuffing services ($10) can wrap gifts and treats into a large, see-through balloon and bow, and a heart-shaped Valentine's gift basket ($15.99) showcases a teddy bear, flower, and candy. The store can deliver items within a 20-mile radius ($10), sparing customers from having to grease the wheels on their horse-drawn chariots.
When you stay at The Admiral Semmes Hotel in Mobile, you'll be in the historical district and minutes from Christ Church Cathedral and Gulf Coast Exploreum. This hotel is within close proximity of Bishop Portier House and Cathedral Square.
Make yourself at home in one of the 152 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Cable programming along with VCRs are provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms have bathtubs and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and complimentary newspapers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, a computer station, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. Guests may use a cruise ship terminal shuttle for a surcharge, and parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Mattress Direct culls a variety of mattresses in textures ranging from firm to plush from brands such as Tempur-Pedic and Serta. Serta's iComfort, for example, evenly distributes support across the body with microsupport gel capsules nestled in its memory foam; a specialized material prevents overheating and the resulting unpleasant lava-chase nightmares. Mattress Direct's stock of bed frames, bed linens, and pillows allow patrons to assemble complete bedroom sets in one trip, and an express delivery service prevents the hassle of renting a moving truck or outfitting each leg of a new bed with a rollerblade.
Southern Art & Framing offers much more than its name implies—aside from custom-framing projects and ready-to-hang art, the store also boasts an eclectic gift shop stocked with goods made by local and national artisans. Shoppers can peruse a selection that includes everything from handbags and scented candles to barbecue tools and home decor designed for fans of popular college sports teams. Local artists also host onsite art classes, teaching skills such as impressionist painting and converting your boring sedan into an exciting police cruiser.