From its humble origins as a small, old-fashioned ice-cream parlor operating out of a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont, Ben and Jerry's now delights taste buds in locations across the U.S. and 25 countries. Their brand easily attracted customers??homemade ice cream churned from wholesome, high quality ingredients and blended into creative flavors. Some of their popular scoops include Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, and Chocolate Fudge Brownie.
Emerald Isle Beach Gear & Linens takes a comprehensive approach to vacation rentals. In addition to carrying outdoor gear such as kayaks, surfboards, and beach umbrellas, the shop accommodates indoor leisure with furnishings such as rollaway beds, linens, and televisions. And for more advanced outdoor fun, the staff administers a range of lessons that teaches spry aquanauts how to properly kite-surf, go standup paddleboarding, or lay siege to an enemy sand castle.
Kids Exchange Consignment's biannual event, which has garnered attention from numerous media outlets, provides the general public a platform to sell gently used children's goods and receive up to two-thirds of the asking price. Shoppers, meanwhile, can purchase like-new consignment items for between a quarter and a third of their retail value. Typical items found at the event include baby products—highchairs, strollers, and infant swings—as well as products for older children—electronic toys, art supplies, and sporting goods. Items leftover after the event can be returned to the seller or donated on behalf of consignors to local organizations that support families in need.
In the kitchen at Mario’s Pizza, chefs heap cheese, steak, and sun-dried tomatoes onto oversize New York–style and sicilian pizza crusts. A white pizza covered in ricotta cheese, fresh garlic, and mozzarella reminds taste buds of eating a delicious snowman, and comes in sizes ranging from 10 inches to as large as 19 inches. Baked pasta and sandwiches, such as a philly steak or veal parmigiana, round out the menu.
When it comes to guns, LaBarron McBride has honed his aim and built an expertise for more than 25 years. The last 10 of those have been as a self-defense and NRA-certified instructor. At Spot On Defense, Mr. McBride serves as the owner and chief instructor, leading classes in firearm safety as well as the safe handling of pistols and shotguns. He can also help people decide on what type of firearms to purchase to fit their needs.