The bowl of sweets in grandma's house. Late nights sifting through Halloween hauls. A Valentine's Day surprise. Sometimes, a simple piece of candy can conjure up a flood of memories. For Bulk Candy Store’s customers, they have their pick of edible nostalgia from the family-owned confectionery’s vast supply of treats. The store’s retro candies take the form of Charms Blow Pops, Mary Jane taffies, and old-time licorice to transport sweet teeth to the past more effectively than a Tootsie Roll–shaped time machine. The dessert emporium has dedicated sections of its gargantuan stock for kosher and sugar-free candies, and they can also help customers search for candy by shape.
Emphasizing the importance of patient comfort, Premiere Dental Care Center’s trio of dentists serve smiles with 45- to 60-minute appointments tailored to individual needs. Cleaning sessions deploy experienced hygienists to gently scour entire mouth interiors for plaque and tartar, including sub-gumline areas that can breed gingivitis, periodontal disease, or gum puppies. Nitrous oxide and local anesthesia are on hand as needed to soothe sensitive or anxious patients. Exams peek between pristine ivories, investigating crevices for decay and other ailments and taking into account activities that can impede oral health, such as smoking or chewing on limestone walls. Bitewing x-rays lift the epidermal veil over jawlines, evaluating potential problems and ferreting out lurking cavities.
Chef Spiros Nerantzis may seem gruff on the surface, but—as his wife and partner, Jenna, explains—that's only because "his passion and his love all come out in his food." Cooking since he was 15, Chef Spiros bounced around Europe until 2006, when he jumped across the pond to take over the then-24-year-old Olympia Cafe. Today, his kitchen expertly constructs traditional Greek fare, turning out plates of moussaka, gyros, and pastitsio, a Greek-style lasagna topped with béchamel sauce. A classically trained chef, Spiros is especially adept at fresh fish dishes, and concocts all his silky cream sauces from scratch rather than downloading them from the Internet.
If the kitchen is Spiros' domain, the rest of the restaurant is Jenna's. Jenna met Spiros six months into his tenure at Olympia Cafe, and a whirlwind romance saw them married before another six months was over. Friendly and personable, today she welcomes arriving guests into a dining room with white-and-blue-clothed tables and a bleached-brick bar. To further enhance the homey vibe, Jenna and her team adorned the space with authentic Greek trinkets, including painted platters, komboloi beads, and statues of titans arm-wrestling to decide who gets the bigger bedroom.
Open seven days a week, Woolbright Farmers Market presents shoppers with a rotating seasonal selection of local and organic produce. Locally cultivated vine-ripened tomatoes ($4/basket) and Georgia peaches ($1.49/lb) complement late-summer barbecue feasts and make acceptable stand-ins for absent family members in empty movie theater seats. Shoppers can also pick up organic apples and pears ($1.99/lb), seedless watermelon ($4.99 each), or two-dozen roses ($12.99), and peruse a lively selection of plants, including basil, rosemary, and bamboo.
The team at Atlantic Grove Chiropractic & Rehabilitation works under the direction of Dr. Hessam Khatami, whose lengthy list of accomplishments includes a position as the chiropractor of all Florida Atlantic University athletics. Inside their 2,400 state-of-the-art clinic, Dr. Khatami and company zero in on conditions caused by muscular or joint dysfunction, including whiplash, sciatica, pinched nerves, and arthritis. Many of their treatments unfold within the clinic's rehabilitation suite, which features various machines and pieces of exercise equipment in order to address a wide variety of conditions.