Comfort food doesn't have a reputation for being healthy, but the cooks at Fresh Market Cafe strive to change that by putting a nutritious twist on southern favorites. The kitchen staffers prepare their vegetables in chicken stock or a ham base, eschewing grease, oil, or butter for healthier alternatives. Baked fresh every morning, their pies, skillet cornbread, and entrees contain no MSG or artificial flavors, instead relying on fresh and natural ingredients. Customers pressed for time can take advantage of the carry-out and drive-thru options, or they can enjoy a leisurely meal in the restaurant.
Party Works offers a bevy of costume and decoration options to deck out your home and appendages for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. With hundreds of costumes, wigs, and shoes, Party Works keeps men, women, and children camouflaged with the latest guises. Confuse doppelgangers by donning an Unknown Phantom costume ($19.99), or splurge on an Avatar-inspired Neytiri suit ($54.99). Kids can transform into Optimus Prime without scrounging for car parts ($19.99), and infants or toddlers can be outfitted as Goldie Locks ($28.99) or swaddled in a sweet Sweet Pea ($19.99) sleeper.
At The Clay Canvas's child-friendly contemporary ceramics studio, customers of all crafting levels dabble in DIY activities ranging from pottery painting to hand-building moist-clay pieces. Children's summer camps, workshops, and other classes help youngsters take steps toward skilled painting or overcoming a fear of sitting at a potter's wheel that may be surrounded by friendly ghosts. The Clay Canvas also engages with the local artist community by selling finished pieces at the studio.
Well versed in the ways of the washer-dryer and its household cooking and cleaning kin, the staff of The Home Appliance Store will help shoppers land the perfect machine mate. The expansive selection of leading-brand appliances includes the modern incarnation of the best friend of '50s' moms, the Electrolux Built-in Microwave, featuring a stainless-steel drop-down door and simple touch control panel. Give finished meals a place to keep cozy with the KitchenAid Warming Drawer, which coddles casseroles and makes sure roasts don't go cold, dry out, or attempt to fly south. Knowledgeable staffers will also assist in replacing wasteful appliances, such as old dishwashers that spike electricity bills and guzzle water, with sleeker, more efficient ones, such as the super-quiet Frigidaire Professional 24" Built-in Dishwasher.