Mekong Restaurant heats up the grills daily for lunch and dinner. Chefs serve up a variety of Asian fusion dishes, such as Vietnamese grilled pork chops and b?nh m? sandwiches. Roasted pork pieces pair with fried rice, and aromatic lemongrass infuses chicken with delicate flavor. A selection of seafood is also available every day, including the popular catfish.
Even though Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has locations throughout the world, it still maintains the small-town candy-store feel envisioned by its creator and CEO, Frank Crail. Crail founded the original location in his adopted hometown of Durango, Colorado, filling the sweet-smelling space with homey accents, such as candy-making demonstrations and games of Pin the Tail on the Chocolatier. Behind the counter, staffers roll fresh Granny Smith apples in dense caramel and mold lumps of rich fudge on old-style marble slabs. Other fresh confections include mint bark, chocolate-dipped pretzels, and boxed chocolates.
The trainers at DeVetter Fitness don't believe in quick fixes. Their ultimate goal is to outfit clients with the know-how to maintain a healthy lifestyle outside of the gym and their influence. Through group boot camps and personal training sessions—which meet at their facility, local gyms, or at the client's home—they educate pupils on exercise fundamentals while holding them accountable for attendance. This two-pronged approach benefits guests of all backgrounds, from active athletes to first-time push-uppers.
Rather than intimidate their patrons, the staff tries to forge a partnership that inspires both parties to progress. An online network facilitates communication between trainer and trainee, provides responses to workout questions, and logs meals less messily than using diary pages as placemats. The boot-camp programs meet both indoors and out, and can include nutritional guidance to complement strength and cardio routines.
Physicians Weight Loss Centers peppers the nation, doling out slim-down tips honed during the course of three decades in business. Each center staffs a physician who, in tandem with a team of skilled counselors, selects one of six weight-loss and lifestyle programs to guide each client toward his or her desired results. The center’s sextet of plans are tailored to those who prefer not to exercise, those who travel often, those who cook at home, and those who cook in nonfunctional stage kitchens. Patients chat with their counselors often, soaking up the tips the staffers have learned from continual training programs. Clients are encouraged to build a bond with their counselor, as camaraderie not only eases the process, but also improves one’s chances of finding a lifelong three-legged-race partner.
Founded in 1917, Omaha Steaks has spent nearly a century perfecting its delivery system. The company flash freezes its quality meats to keep them fresh and flavorful, and then the custom-cut pieces are slipped into individual vacuum-wrapped bags for added protection and convenience once it's time to start cooking. Lastly, the gift combos are nestled into coolers filled with dry ice and plenty of unsolved crossword puzzles before they're ready to begin their trip to your door. Upon arrival, the combos offer an array of mouthwatering proteins complemented by delicious side dishes and desserts, all perfectly preserved and ready for cooking.
Sometimes, it’s best to take a hands-off approach. The techs at Fantasy’s Car Wash take this advice to heart every time they come to work, delivering touch-free car washes that have earned their shops the “top car wash” designation in Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha contest every year since 2008. Cars cruise in and out of the automated wash tunnels at outposts spread throughout the state, with many locations also boasting filling centers for diesel fuel or propane.