Just as Thomas Edison stumbled through useless prototypes of light bulbs and movie cameras before perfecting the phonograph, the alchemists at Qdoba Mexican Grill took 47 attempts before landing on the franchise's signature blend of three cheeses, known simply as queso. That attention to detail still pervades every aspect of the menu, as employees spend hours each day chopping, dicing, and simmering the fresh ingredients that find their way into burritos, taco salads, and grilled quesadillas. Beyond the marinated bites of chicken, beef, and pork and hand-crafted tortillas, cooks protect their ripe, fragile avocados from harm by smashing them into batches of fluffy guacamole.
In 2011, USGTF–certified instructor John Ubbing established indoor golf studio Columbus Golf Academy to spread swing-honing wisdom to eager pupils year round. An active coach at the middle- and high-school levels for the past 15 years, the passionate teacher has earned District and Regional Coach of the Year honors for his work at the varsity level and for once saving a community from a rogue golf cart. As clients pummel golf balls inside the Academy’s indoor hitting bay, John imparts corrective advice with a keen eye for each player's individual skills and physical capabilities. After lessons, clients depart with a better understanding of their swing and with drills such as putting exercises to further drive home new concepts or with strategies for improving unruly nine irons’ course etiquette.
The friendly clothing cleansers at Martinizing Dry Cleaning have been scrubbing the enrobements of central Ohioans in an eco-friendly manner since upgrading to new GreenEarth technology. The noble employees will confront any stain with strong words and all the dirt-scattering ammo in their arsenal, ensuring that your garments return to you soft, clean, and smelling like pastoral Latvian pancake houses. Sweat-soaked blouses ($6.19), mud-caked slacks ($6.19), butter-drenched bedspreads (starting at $32), and your beloved sea-water-doused prom two-piece suit ($12.38) will be cleaned, freshly dried, and folded into neat origami ostriches (pricing based on Polaris location and varies slightly by location). For tips on clothing care from Martinizing Dry Cleaning, click here.
Old Skool Fight Sports & Fitness Academy builds brawn and tones tensors with a number of boxing and MMA–style techniques and workout programs. An introduction boxing-fitness boot camp gradually introduces the strength-building and agility-heightening movements that will come to full, sweaty blossom in the subsequent four sessions. Without so much as a light butterfly flutter to the jaw, punchy patrons learn the arts of shadow boxing, fancy footwork, and how to perspire while gift-wrapping boxes. The noncontact classes on Old Skool's varied schedule place emphasis on losing weight and building fitness rather than actual fighting, relying on classic training techniques such as punch-mitt work, jumping rope, and stinging bees to melt pounds.
Located a stone’s throw from the Ohio State University campus, Blue Bubble Express Laundromat houses an extensive fleet of clothes-cleansing equipment that thoroughly washes and dries the garments of students and locals alike. Front-loading washers hold 18- to 80-pounds, and efficient dryers carry equally hefty loads. Express washers digitally display the remaining time in each cycle, and many of Blue Bubble Express Laundromat’s Energy Star– and CEE–certified machines use less gas and electricity than regular devices. Wash-and-fold service lets customers drop off bundles for pickup about two days later, or they can wait for clothing to dry on-premises while gazing into three LCD televisions, perusing the information superhighway with free WiFi, or reading a flipbook on the history of fabric softener.
House of Hope provides residential services for reduced charges, so men living at the house can save money for permanent housing after completing their recovery programs. Currently, House of Hope only has 11 beds, and must place many prospective residents on a waiting list until a bed is available. House of Hope would like to expand its Sober House with five more beds.