When the judges; scores came in, Sugar Rush Bakery's Andrew Mincher finished in second place on Food Network's Cupcake Wars. Going into the competition, he thought, "This is what I do and I thought, I’m going to have fun doing it." His positive attitude—and his recipe for banana-rum cupcakes with peanut-butter buttercream frosting—paid off.
The recognition came as a hefty endorsement for the brand-new owner of the former Di Monda Bakery. Mincher recently bought out the business with his dad and brother so that he could make cupcakes his way. Inside, customers find him doing exactly that, whipping together delicious cupcakes and other sweets such as cookies and fresh-baked breads. He decorates his creations with chunks of chocolate or cheerful frosting faces that seem to ask, "Do I look cute in this foil?"
Phountain Health was founded on the theory that staying healthy involves balancing the body's pH levels. In addition to bottling pH-balancing alkaline water—avilable for demonstration and soon to be available via delivery—Phountain Health hosts infrared-sauna sessions, which aim to improve circulation and oust toxins, as do the spa's ionic detoxifying footbaths. The business' communal approach can also be seen in hot-yoga classes, where clients work out together rather than sit alone on the couch sipping battery acid.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Brands Used: Tanner Tees and L-screens, Diamond Baseballs, Rage Equipt
Pro Tip: Gatoraid, Water, Sweatshirt, and extra bat and mit
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Drills, Video Analysis, Live Pitching
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Licensed massage therapist Donna Madison sends calming ripples across achy muscles with her soothing bodywork. In the comfort of her cozy studio, Donna can customize sessions with Swedish strokes and deep-tissue therapy, or solicit reiki healing to unblock clogged energy channels. Sports massages are also available to improve range motion in limbs and driving range in miniature golfers.
Carol Ann's Holistic Day Spa's private confines welcome bodies with soothing aromas and an artful atmosphere of earthy greens, browns, and golds. Each of the spa's licensed professionals tailor each treatment to your needs, blood type, and go-to dance move. Deforest your nether-dermis with a Brazilian bikini wax, or pupate into a beautiful torso model inside the cocoon of a body wrap, which is dolloped with an exfoliation, delicate massage, customized oiling, and a warm blanket wrap for extra luxury.