I came here to Paul 2 years ago when I was interested in buying a cell phone and plan. He walked me through the process and was very thorough in his explanations. I felt as though he was really trying to help me pick a plan that was best for me rather than manipulating me to spend more money on a plan I didn't need. He is a very friendly and intelligent guy who is concerned about his customers. His store carries a wide variety of phones and accessories. The only downside is that I've never seen anyone working except Paul, which means that often times you'll end up waiting a while to be helped unless you time it just right.
I've gone here for years, even before it moved to this location. They have a fair amount of cages for all types of players. They have softball and baseball cages that range in speeds. You can show up and walk in if there's an open cage, but it's best to make a reservation, especially in season. Lots of little league teams use these cages. They sell equipment as well, but it's way overpriced. There's an arcade with tons of fun games. Grand Slam even hosts birthday parties for young boys (or girls) who love the game. Lessons are also available to those who so desire.
The environment, location, food and prices are all great! The only complaint I have is that the service is slow beyond belief. I don't know if it's the cooks, or the servers, but even when in a hurry, I can't seem to get out of there in less than an hour (even if it's not busy). I haven't been impressed with their refill service either. But the justification is that the food is wonderful. They have lots to choose from, and all that I've tried has been satisfying.
Although I would agree that this place is hidden, and to some it's a gem, I didn't have a pleasant experience, which has unfortunately kept me from going back. I don't know if it was the day, or the weather, or what, but three of us headed over there, ready to scarf down some tasty burritos. At the time they tasted fine, and we had no complaints. But shortly thereafter, we were all making our way to our respective toilets because something was brewing inside that didn't feel quite right. If it were only me suffering from "stomach issues" (I'll spare the detail) then I'd call it a fluke, but since it was all three of us, we figured it had something to do with the burritos. I've eaten there before and have not had problems, and I know many people who swear it's the best place ever. But for me, I don't know if I'll muster up the strength to return. I'm scarred for life.
This place is world class! Maybe the environment is noisy, crowded, not all that clean...but oh their french dip sandwiches! They are amazing! This place is known around LA as the best french dip place ever. The lines are usually long, but that just goes to show how amazing the food is. They have other items on the menu and a variety of sandwiches, but once in your life, you have to try a french dip. It doesn't even have to be beef...it can be pork, ham, lamb, or turkey. And it costs you under $5...for the best sandwich of your life, it's a great deal. You won't regret it!
It's all about the student special! They have huge slices of pizza that taste oh so good. I've always loved getting pizza here. They always get you your food really quick. The prices have gone up over the years, but it's still a great deal whether you get pizza by the slice, or a whole one. Parking can be a hassle. It's right next to San Marino High School, so there are lots of students who hang out there (some may call it loitereing). But it's a great option for pizza!
When my little BMW kept breaking down, these were the guys I'd take it to. They specialize in German made cars, as the name implies. It's going to be a costly visit because foreign parts are so expensive, but their labor fees are reasonable. They would finish the work quickly so I wasn't without a car for too long. I would recommend their work to people with German cars.
This is a stationery, scrapbook, Hallmark, gift store all rolled into one! I come here to peruse their cards because they have so many. I have also picked up some scrapbooking materials here as well. Their gift prices are somewhat elevated. They always have tons of parking. The best part is how friendly their staff members are. I've always been assisted with a smile.
This is one of the closest bowling allies to where I live, so it's my favority by default. They have plenty of lanes, and bumper bowling for kids (or grown ups who can't bowl). Games and shoes are relatively cheap. The shoes don't smell, but it's still scary not knowing how many feet have been put in that shoe. They have fun arcade games and a cafe/diner for food. They offer lots of leagues to join as well.
Of the thrift stores in the area, this is the one I frequent the least. Although they have a decent amount of goods, I have never been that thrilled with what they're selling. The store is somewhat organized and as clean as any typical thrift store. The parking is in the back, but the area is kind of unnerving if you're alone at night. I would recommend other thrift stores before this one.