Like a carousel made of beautiful meals instead of parade horses, Dream Dinners sports a monthly rotating menu of up to 17 dinner selections designed to be healthy and savory for you and your loved ones. For January, the chefs have prepared a series of delicious feasts, including baked fish and chips, cider braised pork chops, Mediterranean pasta with chicken, Chicago-style chicken with red skin potatoes, and beef stroganoff. Hungry chessmasters can plan five suppers ahead with meals that serve six ($30 average price) or three ($15 average price). Dream Dinners requires a minimum order of 36 servings.
Al's Delicious Popcorn makes more than 60 varieties of gourmet popcorn including jalapeño, mango, and white cheese and garlic. Each hand-prepared serving comes in a bag or tin, which come in several sizes, and the vanilla-butternut flavor comes in a number of colors to show support for causes and teams.
Schakolad Chocolate Factory, pronounced just like the chocolate factory it's named after, exemplifies chocolate craft by freshly preparing all of its decadent morsels on site and out of the highest-quality ingredients. The Schakolad world is one in which strawberries enjoy a casual bath in chocolate streams and one-bite truffles dress themselves in polite paper ruffles under the meticulous eye of trained chocolate artists. A boutique experience greets all customers with sweetly arranged displays of assorted candies. Though not included in today's Groupon, Schakolad also offers a chocolate tour, including a movie and hands-on sweet-making.
Among its accolades and titles, Weiland's has also been known for more than 40 years as the "Ultimate Meat Market" ever since the bar by that name closed down due to unshakable shame. Get your Henry the Eighth on during the summer grilling season with a fresh capon and accompany it with local cheeses such as Oakvale Gouda (produced about an hour away in London) or Ohio Blue Jacket Dairy's array of plain and flavored fromages. You can also buy local with Daisyfield pork from Sandusky or Weiland's very own salmon sausage. Otherwise, liven up your next summer cookout or paper-doll picnic with a selection of up to 25 kinds of fresh fish—including yellowfin tuna, certified organic salmon, domestic swordfish, and hand-cut catfish—and a side of fresh-baked bread or one of the seasonal pies from Columbus's own Just Pies. Gourmet groceries such as jellies, jams, chutneys, and sauces from Stonewall Kitchens, French lemonades, Madhouse Munchies, Talenti gelato, and more add a sophisticated touch to an unaccompanied cheese plate or barren hot dog. Prices and specials vary, but a recent special offered St. James Smokehouse smoked salmon in six all-natural flavors (including lemon, garlic, honey, and pastrami) for $7.35, with a pound of Genoa salami going for $4.99 at the deli.
Smith Farm Market boasts a large variety of local plants and produce offered during the spring through the end of October, and baked goods year-round. Housed in a late-1800s school building, its bakery crafts 26 varieties of pie, 14 flavors of kettle fudge, and cookies, cakes, and breads. In the summer-time customers will find crops of famous sweet corn, melons, homegrown tomatoes, peaches, and apples alongside perennials, soil, and vegetable plants and seeds. Additionally, the market sells local products such as jams, Amish cheeses, and honey.
With locations throughout the Midwest, Vision Center At Meijer's eye mavens outfit more than 700 frames with lenses carefully crafted in their own laboratory to specifically suit the eyes and face of each patient. Doctors demonstrate their care for patients' eyes by making sure all of them have a precise, up-to-date prescription. The center also works to keep frame prices low to help more patients find pairs of glasses within their price ranges.