Fatburger's gourmet burgers range from the 2.5 oz. single-patty "baby fat" burger ($2.99 burger, $5.99 combo) to the one-pound XXL burger ($6.99 burger, $9.99 combo), with moderate options in between. Made from 100% lean beef, Fatburger's gourmet-burger combos start at $5.99. All of the grilled goodies come topped with fresh veggies, while optional add-ons ($0.59–$0.89 each) are available for a custom chow-down. Plop a scoop of chili on your burger and cover it with a slice of cheese for a decadent dining experience, or create a breakfast-themed burger with bacon and an egg. Fatburger's chicken sandwich ($4.49 sandwich, $7.49 combo), turkey burger ($4.49 burger, $7.49 combo), and veggie burger ($4.99 burger, $7.99 combo) offer awesome alternatives to bovine-based meals. Homemade onion rings ($2.99) or skinny fries (around $1.99) act as lovable sidekicks for your brooding, misunderstood burger without a cause. And a sweet Maui-banana or cookies-and-cream milkshake ($3.99) can double as the skankified Olivia Newton-John it wins during the final musical number.
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.
Stone Creek Furniture
Combining the ancient art of carpentry with efficient contemporary tools and designs, Stone Creek Furniture's skilled craftspeople construct custom-designed cabinetry, home furnishings, and office equipment out of sturdy, top-quality hardwoods. Regal beds, towering entertainment centers, and armoires swathed in more than 25 finish colors command attention at display stations scattered throughout four showrooms.
The knowledgeable woodsmiths can also tailor custom creations according to clients’ specific tastes, adorning hutches with moldings and hammering out personalized dressers to fit specific wall dimensions or cardigans made out of plate mail. Chic built-in embellishments revivify rooms with styles ranging from contemporary to classic, and full-scale kitchen and bathroom remodeling can transform staid spaces into fresh, functional workspaces.
A kaleidoscope of multichromatic blossoms and emerald leaves bursts from the soil, blanketing 65 acres of desert landscape at Desert Botanical Garden. Diverse walkways flanked by more than 1,200 types of cacti, succulents, and wildflowers educate visitors on the importance of protecting the environment and not hugging every plant they see. In addition to the garden's more stationary organisms, some of which go home with local green thumbs during biannual plant sales, numerous avian and insect species make their homes amid the thriving greenery.
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.
Started as a fiberglass-repair business more than 18 years ago, Jet Action Rentals has evolved into its current multifaceted incarnation, offering both jet-ski rentals and maintenance. Seven days a week, customers can saddle up on Yamaha VX 110 WaveRunners, capable of reaching speeds up to 60 mph and holding up to three passengers. As an authorized warranty repair facility for Yamaha, Jet Action’s technicians continue to tweak the fiberglass, plastics, and Atlantean compounds used to manufacture most personal watercrafts. When not tending to aquatic vessels, technicians also nurture motorcycles, cars, and trailers back to health.