Ninety-seven cuts of premium protein await carnivorous shoppers at The Meat Shop of Indianapolis, where a brigade of butchers carves ready-to-cook portions of beef, chicken, and pork sourced from store-trusted suppliers. Shoppers can procure juicy filet mignon ($10.99/lb.) or order ground elk ($7.29/lb.) or oxtail ($4.19/lb.) to acquire adventurous eats without using themselves as bait in a werewolf trap. The store’s cleaver-wielding wizards slice each selection of sustenance into customizable cuts that cater to their customers’ tastes, fashioning lean and marbled morsels before patrons’ awestruck eyes. Packaged bundles of brawn, such as a pound of deli meats and a half pound of cheese ($39.95), offer plates of protein suitable for serving large groups or unusually small pet whales.
As the baby yawns and wiggles his or her fingers, a chorus of coos fills the room. As she peeks in on her child months before his or her birth, the mother-to-be points out similarities between her own nose and the tiny one that's displayed in the 3-D image onscreen. The technician smiles and moves the ultrasound device to reveal a more complete view of the baby's face as family and friends look on.
Precious Peek 4D Ultrasound hosts these seemingly miraculous occurrences five days a week. With scanning technology similar to that of traditional 2-D ultrasounds, the staff can give eager parents a real-time 3-D glimpse of their babies. They preserve records of the session with photographs in a variety of packages, which range in complexity from 2-D pictures that disclose the child's gender to bundles that include CDs, DVDs, and a press-conference reporter to jot down the baby's first statement. Based on the expectant mom's due date, a Peek Calendar determines the optimum time for an appointment, during which up to 12 guests can gather to view the images as they are projected theater-style.
With two locations in Battle Creek, Vision Center At Meijer's eye mavens outfit more than 700 frames with lenses carefully crafted in their own laboratory to specifically suit the eyes and face of each patient. Professionally administered eye exams determine the prescription strength required to correct eyeball anomalies, and the laboratory can upgrade any lens with tints, Transitions, or antireflective coatings that save one from endless staring contests with one's own eyes.
Green B.E.A.N. Delivery helps build a local food system by bustling to bungalows with groceries produced by a network that includes local farmers and artisans. The company's food fetchers drop off weekly or biweekly bins brimming with an assortment of seasonal fruits and vegetables, sidekicked by a selection of more than 350 à la carte grocery items. Buyers of today's Groupon can kick off regular delivery with one of five sizes of produce bins. Suitable for two to three people or up to 14 meerkats, the small fruit-and-vegetable bin ($35) holds seasonal munchables, such as apples, strawberries, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Green B.E.A.N.'s produce selections change routinely, and shoppers can customize each delivery by swapping out staff picks for free agents from a list of around 40 seasonal fruits and vegetables. Customers can garnish their orders with groceries including coffee ($7.50+), all-natural breads ($3.85+), farm-fresh eggs ($3.85/dozen), and organic cheeses and milk ($4.25+ for ½-gallon). Free delivery applies to orders of $35 or more.
In the same day, Doctors of Chiropractic Jeremy and Jessica Payne might treat a basketball player and a baby. The pair of licensed chiropractors adjust their holistic approach to health—one focused on the sound function of the central nervous system—to suit everyone, regardless of age or occupation.
Together with Doctor of Chiropractic Robyn Kuhn, the team handles a wide range of symptoms, many of which aren't limited to physical pain. In addition to combating back, neck, and joint aches, they can address migraines and mood-related issues, from fatigue to anxiety. Jeremy, who has worked with the Indianapolis Colts, also specializes in therapy for athletes, offsetting soreness related to muscle overuse or shoulder pads that refuse to let go. Treatment plans can encompass more than the standard spinal adjustments. HealthSource of Carmel might also prescribe nutritional supplements, exercises, or cold-laser therapy.
In 2007, Vine and Table remodeled and metamorphosed from a humble wine and cheese caterpillar to the WiFi-emitting artisan monarch it is today. The hybrid grocer and café offers up a selection of epicurean delights that includes chocolates and candies, wine, beer, and spirits that hail from across the globe. Partnering with both artisan cheese makers in Indiana and the best cheesemongers from across the globe, Vine's diverse selection of cheeses provides milky bliss for every palate. Blue De Graven ($19.95/pound) is a creamy blue cheese from Denmark with a mild back end that substitutes saltiness for a pinch of sweetness. The six-year-aged Widmer Cheddar ($21.99/pound) is a rich, nutty cheddar that works wonders in soups and on sandwiches, whereas the whimsical stilton with blueberries ($19.99/pound) is equal parts sweet and tangy, making for a delightful dessert cheese or rub-on fragrance.
If your idea of a doctor visit involves needles, drugs, and probing exams, 96th Street Chiropractic may not be a good place for you. Dr. Brad Flynn eschews invasive and synthetic medical practices for a manual, hands-on approach. But he doesn’t stop at adjustments; he believes in developing comprehensive treatments based on each patient. His treatments incorporate any combination of spinal adjustments, electrotherapeutic techniques, exercise, nutrition, and counseling.