Crazy Earl's perfectly safe restaurant seduces patrons with the occasional nylon timbres of mariachi bands and a globally inspired menu. The Chimichanga Special piques and sates hearty hankerings with beef or chicken enchiladas joined by sour cream and guacamole ($10.49), while 9'' hand-tossed pizzas feature the Greek Combo with feta, gyro, and black olives in a sea of marinara and mozzarella cheese ($9.29). Breakfast-minded eaters are privy to the home-style flavors of biscuits and gravy ($3.29), and bread stuffers can follow a trail of bread crumbs to the 100%-Angus-beef South of the Border Burger with bacon, cheese, and guacamole ($8.99), as well as fried fish filet sandwiches ($8.99).
A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.
Lighting Unlimited is the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel for its clientele, with each of its four locations beaming with endless design possibilities born of a 5,000-strong stock of light bulbs and ballasts. A hefty catalog puts shoppers in easy reach of 50,000 more such accessories from more than 30 manufacturers, including Philips, Westinghouse, and Sylvania. Tasked with wrangling the multitude of fixtures, the staff of certified lighting specialists helps shoppers pinpoint specific bulbs and design lighting layouts for landscapes using underwater, directional, and putting-green fixtures. Complementing the luminescent selection, they feature an array of parts and accessories, including light sockets, colored gel sheets, and flashlights that have the power to make or break a shadow puppet's career with the flick of a switch.:m]]
The Apple-aficionados at MacMedia, Inc. service dinged-up or malfunctioning Apple computers and mobile devices. At one of MacMedia’s two locations, Apple-certified technicians will replace iPod touch or iPhone screens ($99–$199) cracked by sidewalk freefalls and Mike Tyson videos. Software optimization, malware removal, or video-card configuration ($95) can help slouching computer performance perk up, and a logic-board installation ($140) will restore reason to a machine questioning its place in the animal kingdom. Customers may also summon a patrolling technician for on-site service ($125/hour; please see link for more information). With a MacMedia specialist’s personal tutelage and technological acumen, OSX programs such as iPhoto and GarageBand will shed their garments of inscrutability, and finicky hardware and software may calm down enough to handle requests without ejecting keys in a panic. Stop by a MacMedia, Inc. location for service, or call ahead for an in-home appointment.
Warehouse 3 Racing’s course has hard-packed dirt and souped-up cars racing each other, with blimps circling overhead. Practically the only thing distinguishing it from a real-life racetrack is its size—it’s a miniature course set-up for remote-control racecars. Feel free to rent an RC car or bring your own, then unleash it on the winding course punctuated by tall bumps, and sharp turns.
The course also offers open practice sessions where you can master the ever-changing track layout in preparation for weekly races. There’s a full-service hobby shop onsite that keeps vehicles vrooming with parts and supplies from a variety of manufacturers, and classes for all experience levels.