Evolve Paleo Chef aims to recreate the human diet before the age of agriculture and civilization, crafting nourishing meals of smoked fish, grilled chicken, and steaks that satisfy primal hunger pangs. The kitchen's paleo (short for paleolithic) diet fuels the body with the same nourishment that was available to our distant hunter-gatherer ancestors?little to no sugar, no dairy, no gluten, plenty of meat, and the fear of sabertooth tigers. Chefs design delicious meals and snacks around these core nutrients, which can be picked up or delivered directly to your doorstep every week. Each meaty meal is made with products from local companies such as Dodge City Beef, a rancher-owned producer of pork and beef, or Campo Lindo Farms, a source for flavorful, pasture-raised poultry.
The martial-arts masters at AKKA Karate USA specialize in kenpo karate, a unique form that builds muscle tone and reflexes in order to use the body’s natural weapons—hands and feet—for self-defense. In addition to kenpo, they also lead classes focused on MMA, tai chi, and weapons training. Often, AKKA holds special events such as tournaments and sparring seminars. In addition to learning self-defense techniques, students also build valuable life skills such as an appreciation for fitness, discipline, and self-confidence.
Behind Peepers Eyecare's brick façade, doctors and opticians have assessed visual acuity and fitted patrons with eyeglasses for more than 38 years. The boutique brims with name brand frames from Kenneth Cole, Ogi, Cover Girl, and Eddie Bauer, which stylishly hold prescription lenses or a photograph of the wearer’s eye.
One nippy Tuesday morning, Oliver H. Gerry swung open a set of doors inside the Grand Avenue Temple in downtown Kansas City. It was January 23, 1912, and that unfurled entranceway symbolized the first day Gerry Optical was open for business. In the 100 years since, professionally trained technicians have prepared eyewear to complement the styles of countless clients, including President Harry Truman and Senator Nancy Kassebaum. Today, each of the store's nine locations carries between 800 and 1,200 frames from brands such as Calvin Klein, Ray-Ban, Prada, and BCBG, and the flagship store on 75th Street also houses its own grinding lab to quickly custom-craft lenses and fix cracks after cartoon eye-popping mishaps. To honor its deep community roots, Gerry Optical gives back by partnering with Lions Clubs International to provide discount eye exams and eyeglasses to underprivileged families.
Urban Beauty Supply stocks clients’ beauty cabinets with a bounty of popular and hard-to-find beauty products, including shampoos, styling tools, hair extensions, wigs, and makeup. Born from such product lines as Kinky-Curly, Bobbi Boss, and KeraCare, Urban Beauty’s merchandise aids in hair restoration, lengthening, and cleansing. Dread Head products help customers build their own knotted locks, while Curls products attract positive attention instead of negatively charged balloons with frizz-reducing organic ingredients and exotic oils.
Nestled within the Oak Park Mall, Zonkers Arcade enchants youngsters and guardians alike with its extensive stock of family-friendly games. Customers can strive for kudos and prizes during rounds of redemption games or can compete in video and racing games with such varied titles as In the Groove 2, Dog Pounder, and Potato Sack Race: The Game! Zonkers also accommodates birthday parties, group chanting events, and fundraisers throughout the year. Not content to contain its fun within one place, the arcade has branched out with its family entertainment center Zonkers in the Great Mall of the Great Plains.