After managing other local salons, Jen and Mel decided to harness almost two decades of combined experience to open their own place. Now as co-owners of The Butcher Shop Salon, the duo can cultivate face-framing cuts or rewire coifs with high-end Schwarzkopf color products. Clients can also solicit the ladies’ waxing services to banish unwanted hair from eyebrows, upper lips, and malfunctioning bald caps.
Neon beer signs cast blue, green, and red light across the black ceiling, and tables populate with okra, mushrooms, and cauliflower starters—all deep fried to a golden crunch. An enormous projection TV broadcasts the latest game amid the pulse of a jukebox, and several flat screens promote revelry at the weathered wooden bar.
For more than 20 years, this casual sports bar has unleashed its signature third-pound burgers on Derby, topping them with everything from whole grilled-cheese sandwiches to chili and nacho cheese. After two-handing hot dogs or brisket sandwiches, guests can test their motor skills with the bar's free Xbox 360 with Kinect game base, or improve their coolness quotient by ordering the trendiest new summer drink: water on the rocks.
More than 50 rotating flavors of low-fat and fat-free frozen yogurt flow in creamy rivulets from CherryBerry’s self-serve machines, which work busily beside canisters filled with candy toppings and a cold bar stocked with fresh fruits. At any given time, the 12 pumps stock a kosher-certified cavalcade of flavors such as nonfat cheesecake, low-fat cherry limeade, and no-sugar-added tahitian vanilla. Armadas of almonds and animal cookies join buoyant brownie bites in each tart or mellow sea of yogurt, which contains four types of live active cultures to promote healthy digestion. The CherryBerry crew eschews powdered mixes for handpicked dairy products and fruit purees, gathering their ingredients from a variety of quality sources and abominable-snowman caves.
Without a phone, one feels suddenly helpless and disconnected. Technicians at MobileComm restore broken devices, returning cracked screens to clarity and replacing short-lived batteries. Some phones leap back to life with fresh motherboards, and water-damage repair can restore data after you tell an orca a joke while it is taking a drink. The crew draws on an array of parts and accessories from popular cellular brands such as Apple, Android, and Blackberry, and a burbling chorus of electronics fills the vast showroom of chargers, headphones, and sleek phone cases.
Family-owned since 1876 (making it one of the oldest businesses in Wichita), Tillie's Flower Shop has kept generation after generation smelling delightful with an ample selection of fresh, high-quality flowers for all occasions. Take home a bestselling arrangement such as the Morning in Sorrento, a terracotta pot stuffed with orange roses and carnations, hot-pink mini carnations, alstroemeria, and hypericium ($29.95). If you're short on sonnet ideas, send a vase of a dozen red roses to your significant other, new flame, or postman ($29.99). Potted plants provide a more enduring botanical bounty when gifting green thumbs; choose from leafy green golden pothos ($29.95), African violets ($49.95), or pixilated piranha plants (market price).
Since 1984, Senseney Music has supplied the tools and knowledge for beginning, intermediate, and advanced musicians to ignite their musical passion. President Lori Supinie leads a team of music teachers—boasting more than 200 years’ combined experience—who instruct students in vocal technique or in instruments such as flute, oboe, violin, and electric guitar. She also offers instruments for rental and purchase, including orchestral instruments, guitars, amplifiers, and pianos, as well as printed music—the ancient enemy of jazz. Technicians in her service department repair flagging instruments and maintain rental instruments at no charge.