For more than 60 years, Kwal Paint's team has designed colors to complement almost any décor, continually refreshing the palette of more than 1,600 shades to reflect trends and advancements in interior decorating. To wit: EnviroKote paints are made from eco-friendly, raw materials and contain no VOC. Additionally, online virtual color-visualizing applications help homeowners realize the abode of their dreams. As ever, the knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide customers through common issues such as blistering or how to revamp garden gnomes stuck in last season's styles.
The cooks at Dickey's Barbecue Pit have been serving slow-smoked, USDA-inspected meats slathered in sauce concocted from the Dickey family recipe since the first shop opened in Dallas in 1941. The menu is populated with sandwiches piled high with barbecue-drenched Texas-style chopped beef brisket, southern pulled pork, spicy cheddar sausage, and turkey breast ($3.50–$7). Fingers dress themselves to paint white T-shirts after handling plates mounded with barbecue-smothered ribs, which are accompanied by a choice of two sides such as creamy coleslaw, waffle-iron fries, or mac 'n' cheese ($11). The Giant Stuffed Baker cushions a family of meat, cheese, and toppings on a baked-potato sofa more fluffy than Mother's Day card poetry ($5.50–$7).
Batteries Plus caters to energy cell consumers with over 40,000 types of products and services for everything from a toy car to a real one. The expert staff guides customers through the lithium-infused labyrinth of battery confusion to easily jolt I-pods back to life, or to reanimate cellular rotary-phones for ironic accessorizing. In addition, Batteries Plus gives unwanted batteries a warm home with an in-store recycling bin, an effort to encourage safe disposal, waste reduction, and resource preservation.
Professional photographer Enrique Alonzo uses his trusty camera to preserve the personality and immortal emotions of his subjects. Whatever milestone you'd like to commemorate—a new baby, engagement, college graduation, or a particularly successful spray-tan session—Enrique will shoot it in style at his cozy studio. After smiling, smirking, grinning, and beaming for an hour, photographees can put their $100 credit toward prints from the studio session, which are available in sizes ranging from single-pose wallet shots ($74.95/24) to 30”x40” wall portraits ($509.95+). Grouponers also get access to four custom packages combining wallets, gift portraits, and wall portraits in up to three poses ($79.95–$599.95), and an additional 25% discount will be applied to any print purchases after the $100 credit’s used up.
The store stocks a bevy of unique, handcrafted housewarming wares from wooden furnishings to Mexican- and Western-style antiques. Collect water or neo-water in an adobe turquoise pitcher characteristic of classic Mexican claywork ($59.97). Light-switch and outlet covers feature copper-finished tin façades speckled with manually applied patterns ($6.99), and recycled metal animals, such as an armadillo ($49.97) or a flying pig ($54.97–$109.97), keep pets company while you're out buying more pets. Create a rustic mise en abyme with a pair of small Victorian mirrors framed in attractively faded colors that speak of muted grass, aged clouds, and censored suns ($35 each). Empty hats can find a distinctive resting hook on an old door-panel hat rack outlined in barbed wire ($59.97). In addition, the expert artisans of Creative Rustic Furniture—tierra dulce's sister company—fashion one-of-a-kind furnishings from antiquated wooden doors, including desks, bed frames, and dining room sets.
The friendly technicians at McAllen Auto Glass are highly trained in the art of automotive-glass repair and replacement for any make or model. The team uses high quality, factory-approved products and sealants, a much safer and longer-lasting proposition than affixing a new windshield with chewing gum or laying newspapers to hide windshield cracks. The team also helps clients save time by traveling to them to render their services.