"What do you want to create?" That is the question posed to each of New Orleans Paint N Party's visitors. During the studio's energetic parties, local artists teach visitors to put brush on canvas, creating colorful projects such as streetcars and city skylines. The staff keeps it simple. They greet each visitor with a presketched canvas and a trove of supplies, including brushes and paints. New Orleans Paint N Party also invites its customers to bring along food and potable beverages; they'll even supply the wine opener, ice bucket, ice pick, and drinking glasses.
H&R Block's talented tariff technicians assist busy taxpayers with their cent-saving savvy and expert customer service. The easy-to-follow in-office consultations allow taxpayers to sit down with one of H&R Block's nimble number-crunchers for a pow-wow on how to make sense of tax twists and turns, and help them avoid costly mistakes and almost-as-costly hand-cramps. After providing H&R Block's tax professionals with personal papers culled from the company's tax preparation checklist (including calculation-ready records of retirement income, education costs, and deductions from charity fish-eating contests), customers can sit back while their human calculators devise a custom filing backed up with the benefit of a maximum-refund guarantee and professional audit support, if needed.
Long hailed for a mastery of ham far beyond the skills of mere mortal meat cookers, the meat mavens at HoneyBaked Ham have discovered the secret to cooking succulent, flavorful breasts of turkey (2.5 lbs. each). This juicy bird-based breakthrough is 90% fat-free and serves six to eight ravenous guests, making it a scrumptious centerpiece for family gatherings and game day parties. HoneyBaked Ham's suggested recipes increase turkey cooker IQs, helping stymied chefs explore new dishes such as smoked-turkey pizza and turkey tetrazzini, and saying sayonara to default entrees such as squashing the turkey meat into the shape of a racecar.
Jeff's Haberdashery swathes gentlemen in stylish, comfortable attire fit for any occasion or social situation, including casual wear by Joe's Jeans, Tommy Bahama, and Citizen, and formalwear by Coppley and Canali. Keep feet fashionable with a pair of Ova Da Fut socks ($40), or add flare to closets with a Robert Graham buttondown, replete with colorful patterns and long sleeves to cover up ill-advised elbow tattoos ($148). For occasions that require a refined look, such as weddings or inaugural post-office visits, drape torsos in a lightweight Coppley sport coat ($795), a Talia sport coat (up to $500), or a Canali suit imported from Italy ($1,695). Jeff's provides free tailoring for any purchased items, ensuring sport coats and dress pants fit like a masterfully modified glove.
The dirt-blasting experts at Rio Vista Cleaners and Jerry's Cleaners restore and revitalize fading fabrics with environmentally friendly cleaning solutions. These master menders can rescue a favorite shirt from the trash heap ($2.50), save a suit spoiled at a company party ($10), and lift the peanut butter, jelly, and tapioca stains incurred on Imaginative Sandwich Day from any pair of jeans ($5). Dry cleaning will keep soft sweaters from shrinking to Lollipop Guild size ($5) and ensure that dresses ($10) don't unravel during your dryer's anti-knit cycle.
The Food Drunk trucks roll along the streets of New Orleans as mobile fusions of creativity and cuisine. Their chefs put a New Orleans spin on classic dishes, such as making mac and cheese with crab and crawfish, or turning black angus brisket into a King Cake Burger. The latter?which was profiled by Serious Eats?blends sweet and savory flavors with a brioche bun covered with icing and coat of colorful sprinkles. The team has also garnered ample press attention from outlets such as Thrillist, along with honors such as being named the People's Choice 2014 Vendy Award winner. Food Drunk also takes part in television and motion picture catering, which means the food truck has served plenty of celebrity customers including famous comedians and even more famous key grips.