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?"
The board-certified physicians at The Center for Medical Weight Loss draft up holistic, nonsurgical weight-loss plans, offering dietary and fitness guidance while helping patients overcome behavioral blocks that inhibit slimming down. Consultations last approximately 30 minutes and begin with a thorough review of medical histories. Clients then hop on an advanced scale that calculates bodily levels of fat, muscle, heroism, and water before machines glean resting metabolism rate and blood pressure. Based on these data and an in-depth conversation about fitness goals, physicians prescribe a weight-loss plan covering diet and exercise that accounts for any emotional, mental, and physical barriers that interfere with pound shedding. Physicians discuss strategies to help clients overcome factors such as stress-related eating patterns and hauntings by ghostly bacon strips. After consultations, patients receive vitamin B12 and fat-burning injections that help jump-start fitness quests. Check the clinic's weight-loss-prediction calculator for an estimate of program results and the current weights of celebrities.
Stretching back three generations, the family behind Apollo Cleaner performs all services in-house and employs effective-microorganism dry-cleaning technology. The technology was developed by a professor of horticulture in Japan to help farmers cultivate fecund soil; however, dry cleaners also use the method to eliminate odor-causing mold, fungus, and bacteria from clothes.
In addition to reviving everyday garments, Apollo's techs clean leather, preserve wedding gowns, and repair duds with alteration services. They also back their work with a guarantee: if the customer isn’t completely satisfied, Apollo staffers will return to work to remedy the situation; and if they uncover a manufacturing defect during the cleaning process, they will contact the manufacturer to learn how to best repair the garment.
In the service industry, customers are purchasing time, and 5 Star Cleaning’s sanitary experts respect that investment with prompt, dependable service as they travel across New York City and Long Island 24 hours a day. They guarantee completion of each job in four hours or less by sending out crews of one to four techs, depending on the size of the area being cleaned and whether a home’s dust bunnies have attained sentience. Clients witness efficiency in action as team members go to work sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, mopping, organizing, and sanitizing from entry to exit. The technicians' three-step process for surface cleaning begins with a hot-water removal of dust and dirt, followed by surface sanitization and a final application of deodorizer or polish. In addition to homes and offices, 5 Star can lend its services to declutter basements, attics, garages, and sheds filled with junk and depreciated vials of Elvis sweat.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-healthcare professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack. A skilled doctor and staff will skillfully probe forgotten mouth corners, eradicating tartar and expunging plaque from bacterial lairs. The included x-rays will help uncover any oral problem areas that cannot be seen with the shamelessly naked eye. After treatment, clients will be privy to tips that explain the proper brushing and flossing techniques to ward off gum disease and tooth loss, ensuring tongue-stoppers remain firmly rooted to the rest of the skeletal system.