Armed with real butter, eggs, and cream, the bakers at Dream Cakes by Carolyn sate sweet teeth with scrumptious cupcakes. Frosted red velvet, double-chocolate, butter-cake, and marble cupcakes incubate behind glass displays as they dream of growing into full-size confections. A new cast of flavors takes the stage on a regular basis, supplemented around Valentine's Day by a special confection of chocolate or strawberry ganache atop a buttercream foundation. Amour-minded customers are also welcome to select any other flavor in stock, should they be approaching their vanilla anniversary.
When the owners of Just Poppin Gourmet Popcorn moved from Chicago to Texas, they loved everything about their new home, even the hot weather. But there was just one aspect of the Windy City they couldn't bear to leave behind: the popcorn. The family decided that Houston might actually enjoy the sweet and salty snack and decided to take matters into their own hands and got poppin'. Today, staff at Just Poppin air pops kernels in small batches––a technique that doesn't rely on heavy oils–-and eschews powdered cheese for real cheese sauce, which they use to coat the kernels in their Pleasy Cheesy mix. Other flavors include popcorn coated in a blend of pecans and caramel, chocolate drizzle, or butter, as well as a Crazy-Pleasy mix featuring a classic Chicago-style blend of cheese and caramel corn. Custom tins are also available for customers who want to surprise someone with their three favorite popcorn mixes or a snack that doubles as an industrial-chic footstool.
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.
Sky Zone's patented playing courts encourage guests to bounce off trampoline floors and angled walls during a slew of entertaining activities. After lacing up Sky Zone's special shoes, kids and adults can storm the courts for open jump, 3-D dodge ball or sky slam, where jumpers aim basketballs at hanging hoops. For more structured movements, instructors lead SkyRobics classes that can help burn up to 1,000 calories in one hour. Though not included with this Groupon, the facility welcomes groups for birthday parties, corporate events, and burning effigies of Isaac Newton.
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.
The board-certified podiatrists at Texas Foot Specialists have dedicated themselves to just one part of the body—the feet. It is their mission to keep these hard-working appendages in top health through routine care and modern therapies. They use lasers to rid them of infections and pain with the hope of avoiding surgery. They treat everything from sprains and bunions to blisters caused by fire walking to work.