Drawing on more than 15 years of experience, HIPAA-certified technicians boost computers’ performance with upgrade, maintenance, and repair services. Technicians can travel to homes or offices, or customers can bring ailing machines to the shop for same- or next-day repairs. In addition to removing viruses and installing protective software, the technicians can transfer data, upgrade operating systems, and make sure that nobody dies of snakebite on the Oregon Trail.
Sandwich stackers at HoneyBaked Ham pile poultry, beef, and more between bread bookends for quick and quality meals. Today's catering deal garnishes grad parties, summer picnics, or corporate limbo tournaments with enough sandwiches, sides, and desserts for 10 or more people. A solar system of savory eats, the complete meal package ($8.99/person) sends chips and pickle spears into orbit around an assortment of signature sandwiches such as the turkey classic. The complete meal package also brims with home-style sides, an assorted dessert tray, and your choice of iced tea or lemonade. Included servingware saves diners from converting shirts into flimsy plates and fine china into useless napkins.
Guests who pull up to the Summer Picnic Concert Series might find themselves torn between lounging and dancing. On the one hand, there's the lush, picnic-ready lawn of Cypress Bend Vineyards' pastoral grounds; on the other, there are the shuffling native sounds of Carolina beach music boogying from the stage. The three-piece team of Joyner, Young & Marie seamlessly shifts gears from power ballads such as "Frozen in Time" to twangy, up-tempo numbers such as "Live the Blues." The Sand Band plays up their dance, blues, and classic-rock influences, combining soulful melodies with eminently danceable beats.
At The Flavor Exchange bottles of olive oil dot marble countertops, peek out of rough-hewn wicker baskets, and run along the length of walls lined with pantry shelves and curio cabinets. The polished metal gleam of the lids sealing jars of preserves or spices cast a dappled glow on olive-green walls. Though the ample selection may overwhelm some gourmands, the shop’s EVOO experts curate the experience, guiding customers from decanter to decanter, chatting about winsome flavor combinations, and treating palates to tastes of organic, kosher olive oils and herb-infused balsamic vinegars. Additionally, the staff leads occasional cooking classes, giving budding chefs a chance to experiment with olive-oil-infused entrees and add a few unique recipes to their repertoire without having to infiltrate Betty Crocker's research and development fortress.
Owned by a local military family, Jumpin' Java pours out tasty cups of coffee, tea, espresso, and smoothies in cushy, comfortable environs. As visitors lounge on easy chairs or search for long-lost siblings in the cushy leather couch, they sip from potable handwarmers full of coffee (a $1.25+ value) made from locally roasted beans, courtesy of Cactus Creek Gourmet Coffee Roaster in Aberdeen, caramel apple cider (a $2.75+ value), or chai lattes (a $3.25+ value). Each day brings two new coffee varietals, such as Colombian Supremo and Tanzanian Peaberry, and two new flavors, such as Angel Whispers and Jamaican Me Crazy. Each passing week sees new flavors for the hot or iced specialty espresso drinks, with past features including delights such as pumpkin-spice lattes, almond-joy mochas, and white-raspberry truffles (a $3.25+ value). Alongside piping-hot cups of joe and icy espresso treats, Jumpin' Java tickles earlobes with the occasional set of live music and entertains brains with WiFi, accessed by entering a password printed on your drink receipt and performing a secret knock on the laptop cover.
Stainless-steel tanks preserve the delicate flavors of Green Gate Olive Oils’ oils and vinegars until the moment owners Keith and Georganne McDaniel bottle and seal them to order. The tanks, called fusti, are a conspicuous sign of Green Gate’s commitment to providing high-quality gourmet foods, kitchen items, and bath and body products.
With more than 40 oils and vinegars to pick from, Green Gate is a playground for both seasoned chefs and budding gourmands. Staffers provide free samples and can make recommendations based on each customer’s taste, cooking style, and chewing technique. Additionally, they empower customers with recipe suggestions and even offer small-group cooking classes.