One might feel compelled to recite the Pledge of Allegiance upon entering All American Cafe, whose exposed brick walls are strewn with stars to represent the United States. Of those 50 states, the café’s menu draws most heavily on the proud state of Texas. Sunlight filters in through large windows to illuminate fuchsia tablecloths lined with fried and grilled fish fillets, pork chops, and aged Angus steaks served alongside fried okra and mashed potatoes. After two-handing a juicy half-pound burger, diners can question servers about the all-day breakfast offerings or ask for a napkin made from an authentic piece of the Declaration of Independence.
DC Handbags & Accessories personally selects every purse, clutch, satchel, and fashion-finishing touch to ensure shoppers look unique. With an inventory of items not found in department stores, the ever-changing variety of stylish shoulder sacks, jewelry, scarves, apparel, and shoes keeps fashionistas adorned with items that run the gamut from quiet and understated to eclectically wearable.
Regardless of which of the hundreds of Target Portrait Studio locations you meander into, you can always count on a similar experience. Tucked into Target retail locations throughout the nation, each studio boasts a staff of professional photographers, premium lighting equipment, and advanced digital cameras. The seasoned crew takes pains to customize photo sessions to suit each customer's vision, setting up desired backgrounds and props before guiding families and high-school seniors through a mélange of poses. Afterward, customers will work with a professional to personalize their portraits with different special effects and styles, such as black and white or sepia tone. They then pick up their physical portraits at the studio in 7–10 days. If they don't feel like holding their breath that long to see the final products, they can access the images in an online gallery within 24 hours of the session, at which point they can order extra prints for gifts, collages, and greeting cards.
Yakety Yak Wireless, a cellular repair and used phone store, is the culmination of its owner’s 20 years of expertise working for Microsoft. The bright, modern shop hosts trained technicians who perform onsite repairs for mobile devices, including mending damaged trackballs for BlackBerrys and repairing the cracked screens of Apple and Motorola mobile devices. Display tables showcase an array of accessories and gently-used phones from national carriers, which customers can buy and sell, or give to the store’s green program that safely handles and recycles old devices to keep them out of landfills or the mouths of grazing billy goats.