The Cookie Jar Restaurant's bakers expanded their cooking repertoire from making fresh cookies and pastries to grilling burgers, sautéing vegetables, and simmering sauces to populate a menu of classic American fare. Knives carve off hunks of prime rib from broiled midwestern beef and slice into a warm baked potato ($24.95), and forks poke at Bob's Favorite, taking stabs at the sliced chicken, mushrooms, and zucchini dripping in alfredo ($15.95), annihilating the dish before Bob nabs it. Hearty favorites fill stomach caverns with dishes such as the tavern-battered halibut, which is bathed in beer and escorted by a side of homemade tartar sauce ($14.95), or italian lasagna that, like a rock ballad, covers meaty substance in three kinds of cheese ($13.95). Replicas of the famous cookies that inspired the restaurant satiate sweet teeth along with house-made pies and cakes.
HobbyTown USA's customers lose themselves in a 48-foot-long collection of model cars, trains, and fighter jets stacked 8 feet high beside Legos, educational products, and more than 80 RC cars. A host of both glue and snap models, including classic autos from Revell ($16.95+), allows parents and children to bond while taunting tiny auto mechanics. Badger Air-Brushes ($19.99+) cloak finished pieces in convincing paint jobs. The young and curious can probe the stratosphere using the rocket, launch pad, and controller included in an Estes rocket starter kit ($34.95), or zoom in to details with educational kits, back-to-school tools, and more than 100 puzzles ($6.99+). HobbyTown USA also stocks metal detectors ($69.99+ for a children's) that customers have used to unearth bits of gold, Civil War artifacts, and wealthy moles.
At The Last Word, wheat-hued shelves lead in all directions, weighed down with an enormous selection of gently used books, as well as a collection of DVDs, and gaming consoles. Authors such as Cormac McCarthy and Ralph Ellison peer from racks of employee selections beneath the vinyl records that adorn the walls, and glass cases packed with trading cards glint in the sunlight. Strict quality standards govern the state of all the items. Most are 50-80% off their normal retail price despite being in good condition, and the staff makes a conscious effort to purchase a variety of quality media rather than pamphlets entitled Thee Faxe Machine is an Entirely Infuriating Devil. The shop is peppered with floral armchairs, in which patrons curl up, sip coffee, and browse book recommendations with their laptops on free WiFi.
Really White Smiles' professional teeth-whitening technicians restore pearly mouth stones to their lustrous selves with safe, non-bleach treatments that can afford a year’s worth of brightened smiles. After an initial exam confers a clean bill of oral health, technicians swathe teeth in a professional whitening gel derived from the ivory horn of an albino unicorn. A precise spectrum of LED lights then activates the gel, accelerating the oxidation process for Easy Smile luminosity in approximately 15 minutes and Pro Smile brilliance in approximately 30. Though light penetrates the tooth enamel to uncover each tooth’s iridescent core, the treatment normally does not cause pain, increased sensitivity, or damage. While the potent lighting breaks down stains, patients can relax, watch TV, or shred old copies of the Yellow Pages to symbolically usher in a decolorized future.
The Charlotte 49ers have made seven postseason appearances in the last 11 seasons and are looking to dunk their way into another winning year under the guidance of a new coach. Alan Major helms the ship with 14 years of coaching experience, half of which he coached using only his left hand just to see if he could. Shooting hoops in the electrifying Halton Arena, the 49ers dish out exciting, family-friendly sports entertainment.