Beyond Chocolate's confectionary wizards, led by experienced chocolatier Kelly Commisso, silence chattering sweet teeth with handmade cake pops. Clothed in top-notch Belgian chocolate and garnishes of swirls or sprinkles, the toothsome spheres contain luscious centers of white, yellow, or chocolate cake. Meanwhile, resident chocolatiers manipulate gourmet chocolate to create 10 varieties of truffles, as well as turtles, almond bark, and drizzled strawberries, which helps customers to fulfill the food pyramid’s recommended 16 servings of chocolate per day. As passionate about making confections as they are about sharing their techniques, the skilled staff teaches classes on the art of crafting cake pops and creating molds, sending students home with their own delectable, handmade desserts.
PGA pros Alex Macko and Alex "Breezy" Koskos propagate sound pin-hunting form from their post at Jawor's Golf Center, which fosters year-round practice with indoor and outdoor training areas. The duo can demystify the subtle mechanics of the golf swing at the center's 44-tee driving range, which features 14 covered, heated stalls that enable practice sessions during inclement weather. With clubs and apparel from brands such as Callaway, TaylorMade, and Titleist, the full-service pro shop offers equipment upgrades as well as repair services for club shafts snapped by players who mistakenly teed up a bocce ball. Two outdoor, 18-hole mini-golf courses buttress the facility, inviting players to work on their putting form as life-size cartoon characters break the tension after a missed gimme or a dispute about whether or not an abandoned shoe is an acceptable ball marker.
The beer list at Dooleys runs long and deep?including 26 beers on tap. Additionally, they have monthly draft and bottle specials as well as their daily drink and food specials.
Diners also chow down on fish and chips, hand-formed burgers, corn beef sandwich, and hand-tossed pizzas. And for dessert, the bite-size brownies and bananas, skewered with marshmallows and served with chocolate sauce, would likely pair well with any shot glass of whipped cream you can find.
Dooleys boasts three locations, where sports is as much of a draw as the food and drinks. Michigan teams take priority on the TVs, but with Sunday Ticket, the NFL Network, and 10 other collegiate and pro sports channels, there's plenty of nationwide sports action available. Dooleys also offers sports trivia, Club Keno, billiards, and even a comedy showcase at the Mt. Clemens location.
Mr. Windshield's certified technicians have repaired and replaced chipped, cracked, and broken glass for more than 30 years. The crew draws upon that experience as well as a stock of 15,000 parts to quickly return chipped windshields to their safer, more beautiful selves. The repair process uses acrylic resin to form a solid bond that stops chips from becoming cracks while keeping out water and the voices of angry lifeguards. In the bustling shops, the technicians can also swap out damaged glass for safe, new pieces on both personal and commercial vehicles, often within one hour of the customer's arrival.
The skilled techs at The Tire Giant of Roseville and The Tire Giant of Sterling Heights service tires, engines, and internal systems beneath the prestigious banner of ASE certification. Name-brand tires from Cooper and Kelly replace vehicles' lopsided gaits with a precision capable of convincing yellow lines that they've been painted crookedly. Skilled technicians also service internal operations, hoisting autos of all makes, models, and origins onto full-service bays for repairs and maintenance. From sputtering engines to faulty brakes to climate-control systems with a bad source of weather updates, the versatile techs restore vehicles to working states and send them forth with steady tires and retooled performance.
The hibernation experts at Mattress & Futon Shoppe help foster deep sleep with cushions from top brands such as Sealy, Stearns & Foster, and Corsicana. Well-versed in all forms of sleep habits, the store employees are happy to expound on the finer points of each mattress they keep in stock, which range from traditional innerspring beds to high-tech gel memory-foam mattresses. If your new mattress doesn't feel right or already has a family of monsters sleeping under it, Mattress & Futon Shoppe has a 100-day Don't Worry Sleep Happy comfort warranty, and you can return the unwanted item to one of 13 convenient locations.