Though the loaves you buy off the shelves at Wildflower Bread Company might be warm from the oven, they might not have been made fresh that day. That's not because Wildflower uses frozen dough—rather, its bakers are firm believers in slow-rising bread, letting their handcrafted dough rise for 16–24 hours before it ever sees an oven. So every morning, dough mixed and hand-shaped the previous day is worked into one of 18 styles of bread. The house specialties include classic baguettes, rye bread sprinkled with pasilla chilies, pretzels, or loaves worked through with rosemary and sea salt. These breads can be bought by the loaf or enjoyed as the anchors of a gourmet sandwich, an edible soup bowl, or a side for salad or pasta. The bakers also make room in their ovens for scones, tarts, and cakes, taking care of their customers' sweet teeth so they can stop chaining the table sugar to the coffee station.
Baker’s Nursery has been a Phoenix landmark for more than 40 years, and Phoenicians love this cheerful nursery so much that they come here simply to hang out in the centerpiece tree house and to enjoy the gorgeous acres of gardens. There are plants, trees, shrubs and flowers, of course, ranging from cacti to Chinese evergreen. There are also décor items such as pottery, statues, planters, outdoor furniture and an entire section dedicated to houseplants. The staff clearly enjoys their work, and is happy to offer guidance on what plants are best for any situation, how to cure that black thumb, when to schedule fertilizers and explain what every crazy-looking garden tool is designed to do. Home delivery is available and couples can sign up for a wedding gift registry.
A kaleidoscope of multichromatic blossoms and emerald leaves bursts from the soil, blanketing 65 acres of desert landscape at Desert Botanical Garden. Diverse walkways flanked by more than 1,200 types of cacti, succulents, and wildflowers educate visitors on the importance of protecting the environment and not hugging every plant they see. In addition to the garden's more stationary organisms, some of which go home with local green thumbs during biannual plant sales, numerous avian and insect species make their homes amid the thriving greenery.
Fatburger's gourmet burgers range from the 2.5 oz. single-patty "baby fat" burger ($2.99 burger, $5.99 combo) to the one-pound XXL burger ($6.99 burger, $9.99 combo), with moderate options in between. Made from 100% lean beef, Fatburger's gourmet-burger combos start at $5.99. All of the grilled goodies come topped with fresh veggies, while optional add-ons ($0.59–$0.89 each) are available for a custom chow-down. Plop a scoop of chili on your burger and cover it with a slice of cheese for a decadent dining experience, or create a breakfast-themed burger with bacon and an egg. Fatburger's chicken sandwich ($4.49 sandwich, $7.49 combo), turkey burger ($4.49 burger, $7.49 combo), and veggie burger ($4.99 burger, $7.99 combo) offer awesome alternatives to bovine-based meals. Homemade onion rings ($2.99) or skinny fries (around $1.99) act as lovable sidekicks for your brooding, misunderstood burger without a cause. And a sweet Maui-banana or cookies-and-cream milkshake ($3.99) can double as the skankified Olivia Newton-John it wins during the final musical number.
Tackling projects both teeny and titanic, All in One Maintenance provides simple and straightforward home-improvement solutions for kitchens, bathrooms, and more. All in One will work with homeowners to apply their wrench-wielding talents where they are most needed, whether they are asked to fix a leaky toilet, install a new closet door, or repair a cracked liberty bell. Over the course of two hours ($50/hour), All in One can replace a finicky faucet, re-screen a window, or install appliances such as dishwashers or microwaves. Though today's deal does not cover materials, All in One is happy to use materials provided by the homeowner or purchase the necessary materials and present the homeowners with a receipt for all store-purchased items. All in One can also apply their efforts to larger remodeling assignments, including fixing faulty roofing, installing new ceramic tile, or reinforcing Parthenon replicas made out of popsicle sticks.
Harper's Nursery & Landscape Co has been in the Harper family for three generations, and little has changed about the business since it was established in 1945. On the eight-acre farm behind their Mesa location, their team cultivates a wide array of plants in every state. They're so confident in their plants, they guarantee that each one will last its normal life expectancy, as long as customers follow simple care instructions. In addition to maintaining a huge variety of plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees, the team also performs landscaping services on-site and on-location, helping clients plan out a picturesque garden or shrine to Martha Stewart, the gardening queen.