Dr. Barry Gibberman has dedicated more than three decades of his working life to improving patients' dental hygiene. After years of helping manage clinical trials for Crest toothpaste at Procter & Gamble, he opened a family practice. He now spends his days removing disease and decay from mouths and beautifying smiles with dentures, veneers, and Invisalign teeth-straightening retainers?so named for their ability to make crooked teeth invisible. Dr. Gibberman still acts as a consultant for Procter & Gamble. He even served as the point person to introduce Crest Whitestrips to the public on the QVC channel.
The menu at Eddie's Steak Shed is huge, but most people come for one of two things: steak or prime rib. They're both aged on the premises?the former cut by hand and charcoal grilled to order, the latter slow-roasted. As for what goes on top of those slabs of meat, the choices are nearly endless. You can spear shrimp or sauteed mushrooms with each bite of beef, and at breakfast you can add on eggs.
Throughout the day, Eddie's wood-paneled ranch-style building fills with families savoring other diner-style dishes. It's unlikely that anyone's ever walked away from the table hungry. At lunch, sandwiches come with a cup of soup and fries, and dinner platters such as ribs doused in a Jack Daniel's sauce are preceded by a basket of cheese and crackers and served with hot rolls and a choice of side. If you've brought along a backup stomach, you can even opt for house-baked pie for dessert.
Beyond Zen Studio is a place of healing, regeneration, and re-energizing. In the airy, high-ceilinged space, a team of instructors fulfill this mission with a host of yoga and Pilates classes. Seven days a week, groups convene to strengthen physiques on Pilates reformer machines, or strike poses and regulate breathing during Hatha or Hot Power yoga sessions. The studio is also home to a spa, where visitors can relax during a hot-stone massage.
With thorough examinations informed by more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Kevin Hancock hunts down the sources of ailments. Once he?s pinpointed the subluxation, slipped disc, or pinched nerve, he applies his well-trained hands. Gentle precision adjustments are designed to encourage the body to heal itself, eliminating the need for drugs or surgery.
Northern Indiana may seem an unexpected destination for cold-pressed Spanish olive oils and 18-year-old Italian balsamic vinegars, but the owners of The Olive Branch are working to change that. At each of their boutiques, they line the shelves with extra-virgin olive oils from famous olive-producing regions, such as Italy, Tunisia, and California. They champion these first-press, extra-virgin oils for their reported health benefits, deeper dimensions of flavor, and ability to make any icy walkway that much more comical.
Besides the oils, they stock an international selection of balsamic vinegars, ranging from traditional varieties to blends infused with ingredients such as blackberries, dark chocolate, and pomegranate. The staff invites visitors to sample anything in the store, dispensing samples of both the oils and vinegars from stainless-steel fustis.
The Olive Branch's team members further expand guests' palates and kitchens with premium items such as Wind & Willow dessert and cheese-ball mixes and a selection of cruets and kitchenware. They can even compile these into gift baskets to celebrate special occasions such as holidays, birthdays, or the end of a Rocky film marathon.
When Mike's Carwash first opened in 1948, it was one of only 18 carwash businesses in the United States. Today, the family-owned establishment keeps the 65-year-old tradition of gussying up automobiles alive at 42 locations throughout the Midwest. At each location, accommodating staffers stand by to assist customers during the cleaning process. Decked out in cartoon neckties, the cheerful team ushers cars into computer-controlled washers that eschew traditional gear-operated brushes and baseball bats in favor of controlled sprays and soft cloths. After the mixture of eight signature soaps de-grimes surfaces, 200-miles-per-hour gusts of hot air dry vehicles instantly. Mike's also offers specialty coats to give car exteriors and tires additional shine.