Countless repairs and home-remodeling projects can undoubtedly trace their lineage back to Paul's Ace Hardware, which began doling out DIY equipment and home-improvement supplies in 1956. Founded by Paul E. Dauwalder, the shop quickly expanded from its original 1,800-square-foot space, branching out to five shops that now operate beneath the expert eye of Paul's granddaughter. Cleaning products, outdoor equipment, and pool supplies are just a fragment of the stores' inventory, with power tools awaiting steady hands, fishing gear beckoning lake dwellers, and building materials—including the Tempe location's 56,000 square feet of lumber—standing poised and ready to be assembled into dams by handy beavers. Still in the city of its founding, the Scottsdale location has moved and upgraded to its own building.
Fatburger's vintage-styled stands set the stage for an expansive menu that describes 100% lean-beef burgers, noncholesterol-oil fries, and real ice-cream shakes. Watering mandibles tear through toasted buns to get to five different sizes of burger, ranging from small, an adorable 2.5 ounces of beef ($3.49), to XXXL, whose three patties clock in at 24 ounces ($9.99). Add-ons ($0.69–$0.99 each) help burger-savants customize their own creations with bacon, eggs, or cheese, while crisp fries ($1.99) compete with house-made onion rings ($2.99) for the pleasure of pleasing taste buds on improvised tic-tac-toe battlefields. Shakes forged from real ice cream ($3.99) arrive to calm down appetites jazzed up after frantic burger bites, dispensing flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, peanut butter, and cookies 'n' cream.
Much more than bedding, Mattress 2 Go accessorizes a home's dining, living, and lounging quarters with hundreds of affordable furniture pieces in traditional and contemporary designs. Scour scores of mattresses, including the Montera Full Euro Top ($170) or classic queen pillow top, styled for sleepy couples or houseguesting uncles from Fresno ($120). Give offspring something to climb besides the walls with a blue twin metal bunk bed ($209) and its bright blue overlay, which ergonomically handle monkey business. A contemporary black-tube futon frame resurrects visions of college without revisiting exams or spilled cups of ramen noodles ($89), while a three-piece set of espresso coffee and end tables entertains more realized, homeowning dreams at hand ($179). Same-day delivery is available for all purchases for an additional fee that is not covered in the cost of your Groupon.
At Jerry’s Artarama, resident artists draw on personal experience and channel the shop's four decades in business to help create works in nearly any medium. Shelves bravely bear the weight of multitudinous tubes of paint ranging from traditional oil paints made from 150-year-old processes, to easy-to-use acrylic pigments. Artists can wield a Mejillo TruColor palette to serve as a launching pad for paints, or take up PrismaColor colored pencils to add vivid pigmentation to sketches. For more specialized projects, customers can stock up on the store's street-art supplies and screen-printing kits.
Meanwhile, the framing professionals at Jerry’s Artarama navigate a bounty of glass, mats, mounting, and moulding options to personalize the framing of photos, watercolor landscapes, and napping bats. Frame options include the warm whorls of wooden frames as well as silver, black, or gold aluminum frames to complement any work's color scheme.
Spiders. Crickets. Ants. Scorpions. These are but a few of the pests that the state-certified exterminators at Green Home Pest Control are equipped to chase off from household nooks and crannies. The crew employs eco-friendly organic products to flush the pests out, a safer alternative to the harmful chemicals used by other companies. Moreover, should a pesky critter rear its ugly head after the service is complete, the team returns to the home for a free retreatment, a testament to its commitment to helping homeowners reclaim their space.
Dippin' Dots are made from fresh dairy ingredients flavored with fun, fruity, enticing and even exotic flavors. The mixture is frozen almost instantly in liquid nitrogen, a common element in the atmosphere used commercially for flash freezing.