My husband ordered flowers for Valentine's Day from Duran's. He placed the order just after New Years. We had ordered from them before and received a beautiful arrangement. However on Valentine's Day that was not the case. My husband ordered 2 dozen roses and was told they would be delivered between 10 and 2 on V-Day. About 3:30 he called and asked if I had received them. I said no. He called Duran's about 4pm and was literally given the run around which is bad but not quite as bad as when they hung up on him without giving an answer as to where the flowers were. About 7:30 that night we were called and told some obviously fake story about a van accident and would we like 4 dozen on Feb 15. Our answer was an obvious, "NO please refund our money." It is one thing to not be able to do what was promised, but to lie about it and make up a story? I mean if there was a van accident don't you think they would have known about it at 4pm? Since the delivery was promised between 10-2 this just didn't fly. Anyhow i would caution anyone from using Duran's under time or date sensitive conditions (mother's day, valentine's day, flag day, groundhog day) really any day. I don't trust people who over promise and then don't deliver and don't own the failure to do so.
PROS: Nice arrangements, if they arrive
CONS: Disorganized at best
Who would have thought that Eagle Rock would have good sushi? This place just opened about 2 weeks ago. They are only open for dinner. A majority of their seating is on the patio with some indoor seating at tables and sushi bar. The sushi presentation was among the best I have seen in the greater Pasadena area. Everything we tried was great! Dinner reservations highly recommended.
It truly is a hidden gem that you might miss due to the location. (hint: If you hit York Blvd. you have gone to far.) Parking is limited and on the streets, but they did add Valet as of last weekend.
Reservations recommended. Okay, I whole heartedly must disagree with anne m's review. To her complaint that the wine was served too cold, I think it is safe to say that a majority of restaurants (even some fine dining establishments) in the greater LA area serve wine either too cold (white's are not supposed to make your glass "sweat", reds cooler than room temp but generally not cold) or too warm without undestanding the proper "wine snob" temp. When we went this past week the food, service and ambiance all were wonderful. I recommend trying them at Happy Hour: $5 glasses of wine (good wines too from Santa Ynez like Bridlewood and Brander to name a couple). Happy Hour is until 7pm. After 6pm Happy Hour is at the bar only, no tables.
PROS: Food, atmosphere, service.
CONS: Everyone knows about it now.
Located on the southwest corner of Torrance and Hawthorne Blvds near BevMo, Penzey's opened January 2006
They carry every spice you can imagine, walk through and smell almost everything before you make your selections! Buy small quantities to try. They also carry empty spice jars for purchase.
Matt Denny's is the type of place you go where anything goes. No need to dress up or down, come as you are. The bar area that always seems active and full. The food while not gourmet is always predictable and good. There are always a number of families with kids each time we go, and a separate area for larger groups. The steak and ale pie is a good option for a rainy evening.
I know the address says Heber City, but this steak house really is in Park City. Located right at the beginning of main street. If you have been to Ruth's Chris this place is very similar. They serve the steaks on a sizzling plate by themselves with side items such as potato's, veggie's etc ordered separately. The filet I tried was very good. My husband had the ahi tuna and loved it. They have a decent wine selection. I would recommend getting a reservation prior to going. Luckily there had been a cancellation when we wandered in.
It was snowy and freezing when we ducked into this place to warm up. A great surprise. What a cozy atmosphere. The upstairs area is for dinner and has a separate menu, the downstairs, Bar Boheme, can be accessed from the restaurant or a courtyard with a firepit going while the snow was falling. We had a glass of wine and some appetizers in the Bar area. The appetizers were outstanding and the service very friendly and prompt. Believe it or not we'd had a tough time finding good wine in PC to this point. We'd even been to the wine bar in town. (although I think that had more to do with how long they keep the opened bottles than that the wines they serve are bad).
My husband and I decided to use Waterworks when we started renovating a bathroom in our house. Their pricing is a little on the high side, but the service and advice offered more than make up for the additional cost. If you are the type of person that wants to make every decision, then you will probably be able to go to a wholesale tile store and find what you want at less cost. However if you are busy, or like many different styles and just want some good options presented for you to chose from, then this is the place for you. Dayna was very helpful in coming up with some great solutions for our flooring and tub surround. We are very happy with her suggestions on color, style and pattern. I would recommend Waterworks to anyone that has a need for tile or stone. The convenience and service you receive is worth the extra price.
PROS: Service and quality
CONS: Limited to no return policy for extras
We visit the Lake Inn when we are in Green Valley Lake (GVL). I really enjoy this place great pizza. The Lake Inn was purchased by a local realtor and is now open more hours, including lunch and dinner on weekends. They have an expanded menu now which, of course still includes their, great pizza. On weekends they have a live band playing. This has really turned into a local gathering spot for tiny GVL.
You would never know that there was a shop like this on Eagle Rock Blvd. It is hidden, just up the street from the Oxy Cafe. They have a unique selection of restored old stoves, refrigerators and other interesting appliances. In particular there was a beautiful blue 1940's O'Keefe & Merritt that had just been fully restored. These stoves are priced in the thousands but are worth a look if you are interested in restoring an old stove or if you are looking to purchase an old stove or other appliance. We have two antique stoves that we would like to sell one is a 1940s OKeefe & Merritt and the other is a 1950s Westinghouse. . The owner of this shop was very helpful answering our questions regarding the restoration process and potential buyers. From time to time he also purchases old stoves. The shop primarily deals with gas stoves. Great resource to have. Oh and the front door is always locked so dont let that deter you, there is a doorbell and if you ring it the owner is quick to answer.
PROS: General Appliance Repair & Antique Appliance Restoration