When she cured a ham, Mama Meacham knew what she was doing; her original recipe has lasted for five generations. Today, her great-great-granddaughter, Amanda Meacham Coy, uses the very same recipe when curing Meacham Hams' selection of bone-in, hickory smoked, and spiral-cut hams. When preparing country-style ham, the kitchen staff lets this secret mixture of salt and other ingredients draw out water from the meat for up to 40 days, imbuing it with a firm, rich texture that's delicious in sandwiches or salads.
But hams are just one of the Meachams' specialties. The team also prepares smoked turkey, applewood-smoked bacon, and savory summer sausages. Other items enliven breakfasts, such as homemade buttermilk pancake mix, cinnamon-whipped honey, and strawberry jam.
At the heart of Ennis Horsemanship Center is David and Jill Ennis, a married couple with a shared passion for the majestic nature of horses. Before moving to Chandler in 2010, David and Jill ran a successful stable in Missouri?the very place where David happened to also propose to Jill, inside the riding arena. Today, the Ennises and their roster of award-winning school horses provide training, education, and riding lessons that accommodate kids and adults. These lessons emphasize becoming a total ?horseperson,? meaning students not only learn how to ride a horse, but also how to care for it to and teach it how to neigh orders at drive-thru windows. To make their services even more accessible to the community, David and Jill have also registered their facility as part of the Horses4Heroes network.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Three hours for $10
Pro Tip: Weekends are the busiest time, but also the most fun with more gamers all playing together.
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
What sets your business apart from your competition?
We are the only facility of our kind that offers fun weekend overnight events for middle- and high-school video-game enthusiasts. We are also [an] eSports tournament facility.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
Zack Johnson, started this business after holding lock-in events at his church while he was the youth director. He decided it would be easier to set up the equipment somewhere permanently and charge by the hour for use. All of the stores feature lock-ins every single Friday and Saturday night, and there are major events every holiday.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
Parents are continuously thankful for creating such a family-friendly place to leave their kids, and the kids never want to leave.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
We love getting to know all of our gamers, both young and old. It is also great to watch situations like a college football lineman sit down next to a small, shy, high-school freshman and instantly they have a bond through the game they are playing together.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Many people ask why they would play at our facility when they own the games at home. We always explain that it is the social aspect that draws customers to us, not just the number of systems and games we offer. Instead of playing alone in your bedroom or basement with a headset, you can sit next to friends both old and new and give them a high five at the end of a game.
Aside from stocking a slew of memory-saving supplies, The Corner Crop piques patrons’ scrapbooking prowess via classes and free demonstrations. Anchor album pages with sheets of single-sided ($0.55/sheet) or double-sided paper ($0.90/sheet), each popping with one of more than 2,000 available patterns. Embellishments add a shining, finishing flair to memory preservation and include stamp sets ($8–$12), glimmer mist ($5), live electric eels, and other bling. Any desired supplies not found in-store can be special ordered by the store’s staff at no extra charge. Though not included in this Groupon, The Corner Crop enlightens memory makers with classes open to all levels ($10–$20/class) and accepts bedazzled mulch as payment when conducting free technique demonstrations.
Entering their 85th season, the Harlem Globetrotters have entertained millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a unique brand of athletic precision and showmanship. For their latest “4 Times the Fun” North American tour, the Globetrotters will add a new 4-point shot spots located 35 feet from the basket, which is 12 feet further than the official three-point line but several thousand miles closer than the prime meridian. See the arch-nemesis Generals try to keep up as the Harlem hardwood sorcerers evade gravity’s oppressive clutches and court clairvoyants distribute unassailable alley-oops. Youngsters can learn about the benefits of teamwork while laughing along with the jovial jocks as they perform classic routines of unconventional passing and sudden transmutations of water into confetti.