Across four decades and three generations, the Hoenselaar family has prepared its signature bone-in hams the same way—marinating them in secret spices and smoking them at length over a special blend of hardwood chips. At each of HoneyBaked Ham Co.'s 400 locations, specialized machinery invented by founder Harry J. Hoenselaar himself carves each haunch into a perfect, thin-cut spiral. Slices then fill sandwiches such as the croissant-swaddled Ham Classic, or join other meats on the likes of the toasted Ham & Turkey Bella, which hoists swiss cheese, banana peppers, and balsamic vinaigrette between cibatta bread. The correlation between pork consumption and out-of-control parties has not slipped past the notice of the HoneyBaked chefs, who also offer catering platters and party trays for 10 or more people.
In 1999, the two brothers-in-law who founded Main Street Cafe & Pub aimed to create a down-to-earth neighborhood restaurant that evoked a sense of luxury with its menu of seafood and upscale pub food. Today, their restaurant hosts throngs of devoted locals, as well as shrewd tourists who can smell the all-you-can-eat crab legs.
The dining room's tall bay windows shine light onto a black-and-white checkerboard floor and tables groaning under a mix of casual pub eats and homestyle entrees. Distinctive dishes such as parmesan-encrusted grouper and a fried tilapia melt—complete with housemade jalapeño tartar sauce—balance out familiar blackened-chicken wraps and fish ’n’ chips. The seafood chowder and other housemade soups are prepared fresh daily.
Even though the number 10 is in its name, Good Life Fitness and N-10sive Boot Camps runs more than ten boot camps and group fitness sessions per week; rather, the facility hosts hundreds. Their namesake boot-camp workouts trim physiques through burpees, pushups, squats, and other calorie-torching calisthenics. New Keep-N-Fit classes feature low-intensity toning, balance, and core exercises while F-I-R-E classes heat up intensity with full-body resistance training set to music. Blast X classes empower abs to deflect tickles with warning growls, and Synergy X yoga lengthens limbs and improves balance. Additional services such as personal training and nutritional counseling complement group classes with a more personalized approach to achieving a healthy lifestyle.
Voted the area’s top chiropractic clinic in the Lincoln Journal Star, Synergy Chiropractic Spine & Joint Center tends to a variety of clientele, from college athletes to expectant mothers. Drs. Keller, Hochstein, and Swartz employ an evidence-based, integrated approach to pain, aligning errant muscles and joints through motion palpation and traditional chiropractic manipulation. The center's Graston technique uses unique tools to break down scar tissue or chronic inflammation, and the A.R.T. technique targets injuries such as carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, and break-dance knee.
Since 1931, Colby Ridge Popcorn has blossomed from a single popcorn stand into a flourishing family-owned firm inspired and driven by a steadfast commitment to flavor and freshness. The popcorn-sampler assortment boasts nine different flavors, including cheesy jalapeño, caramel apple, and cinnamon. Each flavor of freshly popped corn is handcrafted and immediately packaged to seal in all of its gastronomic goodness. Quell crippling indecision by sampling some of each, or combine all nine varieties in one bag to snack blindfolded.
Heartland Pantry, which is smaller and more specialized than typical Hy-Vee combination stores, takes pride in its selection of private-label goodies. Spend an afternoon perusing aisles of Blue Ribbon Meats, fresh produce, canned goods, frozen foods, candy, dried delishins, flowers, and more. Organic and gluten-free options make for convenient one-stop grocery shopping and eliminate the need for organic additives and gluten sifters.