Barbecue lover Michael Kauffman puts his Tennessee roots on display in the newly opened HillBilly Deluxe BarBeQue, serving up a menu packed with southern-infused fare and monsoons of sauce. Starters such as fried green tomatoes ($5.95) and deep-fried zucchini ($5.95) rev up dormant digestion engines for dinners of ribs ($13.95 for a half slab) or rib tips ($8.50), both of which arrive at tables with corn on the cob and corn bread. A bratwurst basket ($5.50) comes with two sides, such as hillbilly baked beans or hillbilly potato salad, and strings of warm pulled pork ($5.50) serve as the perfect building materials for aromatic welcome wreaths. HillBilly Deluxe BarBeQue’s dedicated, friendly staff welcomes all levels of barbecue warriors, including perpetually sauce-covered veterans in need of fresh bottles to bathe in.
Backyards' locally made gifts and décor items enliven exterior and interior spaces, with many recyclable and green pieces such as woodenwares harvested from sustainable forests. Assorted merchandise displays an eclectic mix of modern and retro styles as it mingles on the showroom floor, with birdhouses ($19.99), freezable wine-bottle coolers ($9.99), and eco-friendly throw rugs made from candy-bar wrappers ($29.99) sharing style tips and ideas for transforming a gazebo into an avian nightclub. Outdoor furniture, including Napa fire pots ($15.99) and metal retro-style chairs ($69.99), populates backyards and patios, and miniature gardening accessories such as small-scale benches and chairs ($4–$7) bring mini gardens to life so that ambitious chihuahuas have something to guard.
Seven-time winner of the South Bend Tribune’s Readers’ Choice Award, Mattress Warehouse stocks more than 1,000 name-brand mattresses, offering an array of innerspring, memory-foam, latex, and adjustable beds from manufacturers such as Serta, International Bedding, Sleep Logic, and Scandinavian. Sheep-counting customers can dive into recurring barnyard dreams resting atop twin mattress sets (starting at $199), Queen Memory Foam pillowtop sets (starting at $599), and Serta Perfect Day queen sets (starting at $1,499).
As he revealed in an article on MLive, Garry Von Myhr thinks about cell-phone repair so much that he talks about it in his sleep. Von Myhr opened Genius Phone Repair with partners Jordan Notenbaum and Steve Barnes. The startup has blossomed out of parent company Note Tech Industries—a cell-phone repair business that Notenbaum was running out of his basement—into a successful organization with four convenient storefronts.
The entrepreneurs' speedy and affordable services were praised in a feature on WZZM 13 News. They specialize in repairing iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android mobile devices, and they stand behind their work with a 90-day warranty. The crew also purchases broken or functional devices for cash, and can recommend phone accessories such as protective cases or pasta-making attachments.
After more than 20 years of bathing and grooming dogs and cats, the experts at Paw-pular Trends have developed an arsenal of techniques for working with all types of animal personalities. The team handles temperamental pets tactfully while washing coats, trimming nails, flushing ears, and brushing undercoats, and they accentuate refreshed animals with a bandanna and animal-safe fragrance. In addition to pampering clients' pets, the team members provide 24-hour boarding services. Staff members ensure that long-term visitors eat at the times to which they are accustomed, and receive up to five walks each day along the nearby river, allowing the animals to burn off energy and reflect on the natural splendor enough to compose a haiku written in paw prints.
Taxpayers no longer have to cart boxes bursting with receipts to their accountant's office. The tax professionals from Mobile Tax Service do their work in their clients' homes. They set up shop at a kitchen, dining room, or toy-train table, so they can easily request documentation or ask questions. And to save stamps, e-filing is included with every personal income-tax preparation.