Sail & Ski Center's amiable staff of sports enthusiasts and shipwrights keep outdoor voyagers plying the waves and skimming down mountainsides with boat-maintenance services and an array of watersport and snow-sport accouterments. Like snagging an entire tray of cheese samples, the vast emporium of snowboards, skis, and wakeboards allows visitors to try out wares before they buy, sending thrill-seekers sailing over seas and snowdrifts atop such brand names as Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Saloman, and Mission 7. The talented servicefolk at Sail & Ski Center also sell, repair, and refurbish a broad spectrum of watercrafts, including yachts, jet skis, motorboats, and rocket-powered dinghies.
Dairy mavens at Zero Degrees Ice Cream handcraft more than 40 ice-cream flavors daily, and then pepper their creamy depths with fresh chunks of fruit and chocolate morsels. Scoops splash across homemade waffle cones, and cakes and cupcakes beat out ice sculptures of The Thinker as eye-nabbing frozen centerpieces.
Inspired by the ice-cream namesake, the bakers of Cupprimo Cupcakery layer three flavors of batter into the neapolitan cupcake, and they go a step beyond conventional by capping the cupcake off with a two-frosting swirl. That colorful and original concoction was part of owner Amy Brown’s arsenal when she battled another local baker on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Though she didn’t win that bout, Amy and her desserts aren’t without decoration; her s’more cupcakes garnered a spot in the Austin Chronicle’s Best of 2011 lineup, hailed as “an incredibly sticky mash-up of deliciousness.” These flavors join a rotating menu that also includes simple chocolate and strawberry flavors and creative honey-chai and mimosa cupcakes that, like a celebration of 11:14 a.m., can be enjoyed on a daily basis.
Melinda Wenzel, an independent contractor working out of Salon Republic, makes every effort to minimize pain while removing clients’ body hair. She uses hard wax rather than harsh strip wax, reducing both discomfort and the chance of fostering ingrown hairs. Wenzel also uses spa-quality Dermalogica products for facials and skincare.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Sports Cards, Memorabilia, and Gaming Cards
Pro Tip: Full line of sports cards/memorabilia and gaming (i.e. Magic, YuGiOh and Pokemon) cards
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
What sets your business apart from your competition?
We not only carry a full line of sports cards, sports memorabilia, and gaming cards, but we also have a knowledgeable staff that will help you with any of your collecting questions and needs.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
I was a card collector as a kid and have always been involved in sports. This seemed like an excellent second career after spending 30 years at IBM. I love working with people, especially when it involves sports.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Helping customers understand the sports collecting environment and helping them start and build their collections.