Nestled amid a row of orange-bricked storefronts in the Old Town district, Cero's Candies peeks its glistening chocolate eyes out from beneath a green- and white-striped awning. Cooking up decadent, gourmet chocolates since 1885, the charming confectionery weds rich, buttery caramel centers to delicate draperies of milk or dark chocolate. This deal's exclusive assortment box also includes delectable milk-chocolate-coated turtles, containing a pecan core, and coconut haystacks. Indulge Dad's sweet tooth this Father's Day with the 21-piece box, or add a touch of opulence to an afternoon spent soaking in a kiddie pool with a mouthwatering caramel display. Schedule a tour for your clan of six to 20 budding candymakers to watch candies being made when you stop in to pick up your assorted box.
Family owned and operated, Two Brothers BBQ serves up a bounty of barbecue favorites on its menu, with high-quality ingredients and careful cooking uniting to wield savory and saucy sustenance. Relish the wrangling of rebellious wisps of hickory smoke with sliced meats such as beef brisket, turkey, or pulled pork ($6.29 for a half pound, $11.49 for a pound), or slam into a full slab of ribs ($18.99), cooked to perfection over the still-warm coals of found meteorites. For boosters of the bun, Two Brothers' West Wichita and El Dorado locations now offer The Burger Grill, with premium grilled burgers and decalescent dogs filling feast-holds and arriving via optional carhop service. Send your taste buds on a delicious trip back in time to the 1984 of the future with a Big Brother cheeseburger ($5.69), or go for the tubular tastes of the chili dog ($4.99), a quarter-pound kosher dog topped with smoked-brisket chili, onions, mustard, and cheddar. Side dishes (from $1.39 to $1.49/individual, up to $7.49–$7.99/quart) include french fries, corn cobettes, green beans, and scalloped potatoes.
Each Candyopolis is home to over 1,000 different varieties of sweets, with everything from old-fashioned Depression-era favorites such as licorice Herbert Hoovers and "chewing dirt" to the latest wave of sugary and sour confections (Toxic Waste sour candy, $1.99). Retro sweet teeth will delight at the sight of Abba Zabba candy bars ($1.49), Big Hunk ($1.49), and the Holy Trinity for chewing connoisseurs: Beeman's, Blackjack, and Clove Gum ($1.50 each). Imported and domestic chocolates cohabitate peacefully in neighboring bulk bins, while insurgent bands of gummy worms build IEDs out of Pop Rocks ($0.89) and plot a military coup over Candyopolis's ruling class of imported Haribo gummy bears ($3.99/half pound), which also come dipped in chocolate ($4.99/half pound). With 48 flavors of Jelly Bellies ($5.99/half pound), 50 unique PEZ dispensers ($2.49 each), and 21 colors of M&Ms ($5.99/half pound), each year Candyopolis exports a colorful crop of treats directly to the bellies of local children, children-at-heart, and hopelessly misinformed health nuts everywhere.
Each autumn, the fun-filled agromusement farm excites and educates area adventurers with a man-made maze of corn. This year's living labyrinth is more than just a shining example of Borgesian agriculture. It’s also a cowboy-themed adventure park that lines its pathways with puzzles, Wild West trivia and symbols, subtle picture rubbings, and a secret word that must be deciphered to achieve total conquest of your corn quest. The maze is long, and typically takes one to four hours to complete if attempted in a single run. Maps and game-sheets are available to help children and childlike explorers navigate the treacherous dirt trails, as is a full brigade of “corn cops” that nobly rescue the hopelessly lost, Chester Copperpot, and group stragglers. Each visitor is given two cell phone numbers to call for immediate rescue or directions, if necessary. Temporary exits are strewn throughout the maze, allowing tired travelers to pause for nourishment or take a break from watching David Bowie juggle orbs.
For more than 15 years, Dr. Dustin L. Weber's interests ran the gamut from weight training to ecology and human biology. But upon discovering chiropractic care, Dr. Weber knew he had found his calling. After graduating with his master's in exercise science on a Friday, he attended his first class at Cleveland Chiropractic College the following Monday.
While chiropractic care is the right fit for Dr. Weber, he wants to be sure it's right for his patients, too. Initial visits at Weber Family Chiropractic begin with a consultation so he can determine their needs. Then, using techniques such as adjustments and soft-tissue massage, he tackles problems such as back pain and whiplash, which is typically sustained when lion tamers confuse you for a lion. From there, Dr. Weber focuses on injury prevention through routine adjustments and at-home exercises. Besides traditional chiropractic care, the doctor's other services range from sports physicals to acupuncture conducted with or without needles.
Upon walking into Riverside Café, one online reviewer remarked, “It truly was like one of those diners you see on TV, but never thought you'd find in real life." And while each of the 50s-style eatery's three locations boast touches such as checkerboard floors, vinyl booths, and table-side jukeboxes that call to mind the fictional hangouts––Arnold's, Mel's––that once set up shop in every American living room, it's the welcoming, family-like atmosphere and hearty cuisine that really make patrons feel at home. Fans of chicken-fried steak with biscuits and sausage gravy or thick, Texas-size French toast can relax knowing that breakfast is served all day, assuming they can pass up black angus burgers topped with guacamole and Swiss or served open-faced with chili and cheese. The homemade pies may be the biggest draw, however, baked fresh each day in a rotating selection of flavors, and available whole, by the slice, or folded into a crane.