When Travis Dickey opened the first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in 1941, the menu offered beef brisket, pit hams, barbecue beans, potato chips, drinks, and that’s all. By focusing on perfecting the flavors of a few dishes, Travis was able to increase quality, and, ultimately, customers. Patrons were so enamored of the food that the restaurant eventually expanded into a nationwide franchise, allowing Americans all over to wear badges made of barbecue sauce. Dickey’s has been passed on to Travis’s sons, but not much else has changed—the quality meats are still seasoned and smoked onsite, and except for the addition of spicy cheddar sausage in 2011, the menu has remained largely the same for the last 50 years.
Regional meats ensure that the most succulent Texas-style chopped beef brisket, old-recipe polish sausage, and fall-off-the-bone pork ribs make it to tabletops. Sides such as mac 'n' cheese and green beans with bacon continue to enhance feasts with an extra punch of homestyle tastiness. Each meal comes complete with complimentary ice cream, soft rolls, and dill pickles.
The nutrition experts at FiveSenses Wellness Holistic Life Coaching love food. They believe that the right combination of natural ingredients can solve most problems. They can tell you how to use food as a natural sunscreen and which plants repel mosquitoes. They use their knowledge of fruit health benefits to help guests create healthy habits through their life coaching, as well as offering soothing aromatherapy sessions.
Since 1959, Alterations by Carolyn has restored, repaired, and refit all sorts of formal and casual garments for both men and women. Armed with decades of professional experience, the talented needler claims skill in working with even the most finicky of fabrics, able to conquer the delicate demands of suede, leather, and the space-time continuum. Clients can bring in their precious outfits to have newly hemmed dresses and lengthened coat sleeves delivered directly to their doorstep.
At Battlefield Lanes, the rumbling of rolling balls and clattering of pins fill the air as the alley’s flat-screen televisions keep score. On select nights, glow bowling transforms the facility with psychedelic colors set ablaze with black lights. To fuel orb-flinging arms, the alley’s snack bar dishes up pizza, popcorn, and hot dogs. After a nibble, guests can vary their competitive activities in the arcade room or at the fleet of billiards tables, where circling sharks munch on dropped pool cues.
Although nutritional supplements and pills can help boost one’s health and weight loss, nothing can substitute natural, healthy eating. This is a lesson Eat Your Medicine’s Brandie Schwartz shares with each of her clients. A trained medical professional, Schwartz focuses her attention on nutrition’s benefits. She found that implementing healthier eating habits into a daily routine, along with regular exercise and knowledge of healthier whole-food recipes, dramatically enriched one's health.
Today, Schwartz works to spread that wellness to others. She supports clients through healthy life coaching, teaching them about nutritious foods, helping them to reduce cravings, and assisting them in setting goals, whether they want to lose weight or finally stop redecorating their pantry. She also provides personalized meal planning, healthy cooking parties, grocery shopping tours, and personal-chef services.