A southern Lebanese village was the first site of Hashems Nuts and Coffee Gallery, started by the current owners' grandfather—Abu Ali Sheik Theeb—in 1959. He roasted coffee and nuts fresh daily, blending spices and cooking falafel by hand that lured patrons from as far as Beirut. While the Dearborn stores are far removed from Lebanon, the Hashem family still mimics the original store's wares with daily roasted Turkish coffee, authentic recipes, and a wealth of Middle Eastern goods. Cooks can stock their pantries with Lebanese olive oil or pickled pepperoncini, and fill their spice racks with Spanish saffron and hand-mixed kibbeh spice blends. Dry-roasted or raw nuts mingle with dates and Turkish dried apricots to create a customizable trail mix. The staff also makes hookahs available for sale—like the art at museums if you bring your art to the museum and start selling it.
Winner of the 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence, Lowe's has been helping customers conserve energy and expletives with home improvement, gardening, and hardware solutions for every budget. With the store's friendly handypeople as their guide, nail-pounding novices and seasoned remodelers alike can outfit their toolbox for any undertaking with more than 6,000 products between $25 and $50. Impress spouses and annoy car-pooling coworkers by ably installing ceiling fans into your car roof. Add lighting fixtures to darkling domiciles, or finally finish your back yard's Super Mario Bros. level with Lowe's garden tools. The store can also mix together a rainbow of hues for painting projects involving dining rooms, nurseries, and sweat lodges. Afterwards, you can clean up the dust with a 6-Gallon HP Wet/dry Shop Vac ($44.97), or rinse off caulk-covered corpuses under the Moen Brushed Nickel 7 Spray Pattern Shower Massager ($49.98). Regardless of your mission, the accommodating staff at Lowe's will offer expert advice for completing your home's improvements.
Drawing on recipes and tomato-juggling techniques handed down over four generations from their Sicilian ancestors, Bon-A-Rose’s co-owners June Tyrrell and her daughter Anna Hoffman transform piles of fresh, delicious scratch into all-natural dishes that refuse to suffer the presence of preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup, MSG, or anything else that comes in an acronym. Harried office workers too busy to cook dinner or detach the terrified cat from their faces can amble into Bon-A-Rose's 19th-century brick country house and load up on frozen entrees such as Bon-A-Rose’s classic lasagna, meatloaf, or tortellini in marinara ($6.60–$11.95 each), best served with a side of Anna’s chunky applesauce ($6/26 oz.) or homemade soup ($3.50/12 oz.). The shop also vends wines, foods, crafts, and other products from local southeast-Michigan vendors. Sample an Arcturos 2008 pinot noir from Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay, a Trillium semi-dry white table wine from Good Harbor Vineyards in Lake Leelanau, or both at once to prevent the president from demoting your citizenship status to "chicken." Whitmore Lake's Al Dente pastas pair well with Bon-A-Rose’s own marinara sauce ($7/12 oz.), and chocolate-covered berries from The Blueberry Store in South Haven conclude meals with a proper burst of sweetness and ammunition for heated disputes during postprandial Monopoly games. Local artisans also stock Bon-A-Rose’s shelves with greeting cards, candles, ornaments, and other crafts.
The staff at Hoffman's Deco Deli & Caf? don?t just pile meats and cheeses onto sandwiches. They attentively make their bread from scratch, baking loaves of sourdough, marble rye, and multigrain for dozens of signature sandwiches. These handheld meals include the signature HDD, an amalgamation of ham, turkey, roast beef, provolone and cheddar cheese, and dill-mayo spread. Other sandwiches, which range from standard deli offerings to unique creations, provide bites as diverse as green apples, garlic-pepper seasoning, bacon, and coleslaw.
Bread isn?t the only thing coming out of the ovens. Hoffman's also bakes sheets of giant cookies, including peanut-butter espresso and cherry white-chocolate oatmeal. Customers can complete meals with a cappuccino?just one of several gourmet coffee selections made with Michigan-roasted beans?or fresh fruit smoothies with extra blasts of protein or flax.
Whole Foods Market's commitment to the interdependent network of sustainable farms and organic producers can be seen in its carefully selected product lines. The homegrown 365 Everyday Value brand makes it easy to eat naturally, organically, and economically. It features an array of items from all product categories, including groceries, vitamins, household items, and more—each manufactured to meet the rigorous quality standards woven into the fabric of Whole Foods Market, which itself is made from 100% alpaca wool.
Since 1924, the Fligner family has been showering citizens with local meats, fresh produce, homemade baked goods, and other delectable edibles. The store boasts one of the largest custom-cut, full-service, discount meat counters in Ohio, enabling meatatarians to quench cravings with boneless beef New York–strip steaks or Dietz & Watson's gourmet meats (both $6.99 per lb.). Butchers cut meats at the time of the order, which makes the deli's 100% Ohio-raised beef as fresh as a dryer sheet stuck in the fabric of the near-distant future.