Sonic's easy-to-use On The Go application sniffs out the closest Sonic locations using entered zip codes before directing web-surfers to the restaurant's menu where they can remotely order their favorite combos for pickup. Computer and mobile device users can hover their clickers over a variety of palate-popular classics, such as the hefty SuperSonic bacon double cheeseburger, which doubles as an anchor during boat cruises and vanquishes hunger with a 100% all-beef patty, American cheese, ripe tomato, and shredded lettuce ($3.99; $6.69 for combo). After placing orders, customers can drive up to their chosen Sonic location and haul away loots of chili-cheese-topped coneys ($1.99), jumbo popcorn chicken ($4.19), Wacky Pack meals for kids ($2.99–$3.19), and ice cream for sating sweet teeth and rubbing on overheated jaw muscles.
Bret Pont honed his meat-carving skills for 25 years as a Valley Grocers butcher before buying 50-year-old Hobe Meats, he told the Arizona Republic. Behind the counter, Pont helps customers locate and prepare the ideal meat by elucidating the qualities of strip steaks, rib-eye roasts, and other cuts of USDA Prime and Choice beef. Each option originates from cows that dine exclusively on corn, grass, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. All of the shop's meats are untouched by preservatives, growth hormones, and antibiotics. This policy extends to pork and chicken, which contain neither sodium nitrates nor fillers. When fed the shop's raw, natural pet foods, dogs have been known to teach themselves new tricks.
Recently featured on ABC 15 and in the Phoenix New Times, Fleur de Teas quenches herbal hankerings with more than 160 varieties of its house-branded teas. Fleur De Teas' lineup of libations tower along its walls, tempting tastebuds with flavors such as coconut cream, a premium black tea with warm vanilla and coconut accents ($6.75/50 grams), and Maui Sunrise, a green tea infused with the flavors of mango, sunflowers, rose petals, cornflowers, and apricot ($6.15/50 grams). Fruitphiles can sip on the blueberry cheesecake rooibos tea, blended with blueberry flavor, apple, calendula, and cornflowers ($9.25/50 grams), or douse their faces in Razzbiscus, a calming hibiscus tea with merrily floating raspberries ($4.85/50 grams). Scattered seating throughout the store allows floral-sippers to enjoy the health benefits of tea in the bright, airy shop, far from the stresses of the Gregorian-chant-whistling teapot at home.
Like an edible choose-your-own-adventure book, The Chill lets its visitors make their own decisions from the moment they walk through the door. Guests choose how much to draw from the stainless steel machines,filling their cups with as much creamy frozen yogurt as they like. From there, they take their pick of add-ons from the toppings bar, dappling the swirls with extras such as candies or fresh fruit. And once they've put the finishing touch on their frozen creations, they can either devour it inside at one of the cafe-style tables or take it to the patio to soften in the sun or on the radiator of a parked truck.
Four Yelpers give Cactus Flower Florists' Camelback Road location a 3.5-star average, four Yelpers give its Bell Road location in Scottsdale a 3.5-star average, and five Insider Pagers give its Mesa location a perfect five-star average.
In an interview with ABC15, Heather Powers traced her love of vintage clothing to her childhood: At the age of 6, she accompanied her family to thrift stores and made her own selections. As the owner of LollyPop vintage, Powers handpicks previously worn men's and women's fashions from the 1950s to the 1990s—one particular Nat Kaplan dress caught the attention of Becky Bartkowski's fashion-centric Gem blog on the Phoenix New Times site. Powers works alongside her mother and brother, outfitting shoppers with name-brand duds and carefully cultivating new finds from clients' closets or unearthed backyard time capsules.
Powers is a believer in the practicality and individuality of vintage, telling Haley Madden of ABC15 that it "is really for the person who wants something unique, something no one else has. It's green, you're recycling, and oftentimes the quality of a vintage piece cannot be matched for even 10 times the price." She also gives back to her local community, choosing a different charity to sponsor every month.