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.
Trips to the grocery store induce awkward encounters with lackluster acquaintances from stamp club and the time-consuming, morally draining process of choosing produce. Today's deal saves the greater Cincinnati area from public scrutiny by delivering fresh, organic products from local Midwest farmers and artisans (call ahead to see if your location is eligible for delivery). Unlike reruns, doppelgangers, and Keanu Reeves's acting technique, Farm Fresh produce bins are never the same. Cucumbers, oranges, avocados, apples, mangos, pineapples, asparagus, or almost any fruit or vegetable can make it into Farm Fresh's selection, depending on the season; click here to see this week's picks. Year-round choices include all-natural breads, farm-fresh eggs, organic cheeses and milk, honey, jams and preserves, fresh and frozen pastas, and loose-leaf teas. Each bin is completely customizable, which encourages you to get creative with an assortment of organic matter.