Radio-controlled cars speed along the dirt path of twin, 20,000-square-foot off-road racetracks at RC Hobby Shop, spurred on by shouts of encouragement and furiously twisting thumbs. Too colossal to fit inside the building, the tracks embody RC Hobby Shop’s serious approach to having fun. Inside the 9,400-square-foot retail space, stacks of toys line the aisles and beckon kids and hobbyists with battery-operated modern gadgets and timeless classics such as yo-yos and board games. Model makers of every age can stoke their creative sparks with detailed modeling kits that reconstruct classic cars, elaborate train sets, and Lilliputian crime scenes.
Each day, the chefs at Pepperoni's Pizza's eight locations crush premium tomatoes into sauces, roll out homemade dough, then cover the freshly baked pies with natural mozzarella. Diners can build their own creations from more than 30 toppings, including bacon bits and pineapples, or opt for more than 10 specialty pizzas such as the New Yorker, smothered with heaping amounts of sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. Their menu also sates hearty appetites with more than 20 oven-baked subs, as well as local favorites such as calzones and smokey BBQ Buffalo wings.
In more than 1,112 stores worldwide, Edible Arrangements' Fruit Experts arrange pieces of premium fruit in stunning displays for all occasions. Customers can customize their order to suit any occasion, receiving chocolate-dipped fruit such as pineapples, granny-smith apples, and juicy strawberries that, unlike the sodas found in most mummies' crypts, don't contain any preservatives. Fruit Experts can dip fruit in gourmet semisweet or white chocolate. For birthdays and anniversaries, chocolate wielders can personalize bouquets with gifts such as plush teddy bears and mylar balloons.
Armed with real butter, eggs, and cream, the bakers at Dream Cakes by Carolyn sate sweet teeth with scrumptious cupcakes and custom cakes. Frosted red velvet, double-chocolate, butter-cake, and marble cupcakes incubate behind glass displays as they dream of growing into full-size confections. Before designing custom cakes ($90–$250), customers can browse the online gallery for ideas and select their favorite flavors and designs. Tasty red bows accent white stuccoed frosting on round layer cakes, whose compatriots go undercover as realistic handbags, old-fashioned turntables, or colorful Gucci purses. Towering cowboy hats perch on square confections that proclaim "happy birthday" as playful animals pose on tiered frosted habitats. Popular custom flavors include butter cake slathered with butter-cream or chocolate frosting, italian amaretto cake, and a combo cake of chocolate, strawberry, and red velvet, which struggles to forge a coherent culinary identity.
The conversion experts at Books DVD and More demonstrate their mastery of media with their spread of swift conversion services. Whether converting VHS tapes to DVDs, DVDs to digital files, or an amalgamation of magazine clippings into a living person, clients can count on Books DVD and More to transform their memories into a format that can stand the test of time.
Based in Texas, the colorful arm-accessorizers at BuzzBandz equip kids with dozens of colorful, fashionable, and collectable shaped silicone bracelets. Its extensive store selection stretches past the bounds of typical kid accoutrements. Restore the twinkle to drab paddycake games with glittery collections like the Magical & Mythical set ($4.95 for 24-piece pack) or wear national pride directly on each arm with the United States set, which features precise rubbery recreations of your favorite states and presidential powdered wigs ($2.95 for 12-piece pack).