I went to Ritz Hair Salon & Spa a few times before. They do a pretty good job with giving haircuts and coloring jobs. The only problem I had everytime I went was their schedule. Everytime I wanted to go, I made an appointment, but, when I went there, they made me wait an extra 30 minutes. They do a prety good job, but, if you don't mind having to wait alittle extra time, this place is for you.
I used to always go to unique Beauty Salon for a hair-cut and highlights. The lady who owns the salon, Rima, is very nice and friendly. She holds great conversation, and her customer service skills are excellent. There are a few times where I wanted her to trim my hair, and and she chopped a lot of it off. Also, I wanted her to do brown highlights in my hair, but, instead, she put blonde in my hair. Besides from these things, she alsways does a pretty good job. Also, the prices are pretty reasonable.
I have only been to Pro Nails a few times before without an appointment. When I first walked into the salon, I as asked to pick out a color from a wide variety of polishes. Because they weren't very busy, I only had to wait for about five minutes before the lady did my nails. I noticed their utensils were clean and disinfected, which is important to me. Also, when the lady did my nails, she did make good conversation and was friendly. I would retun here if I am in the area. Great place!
My little sister went to Happy Times Nursery School on Quintara that is attached to Christ Church Lutheran. It was only a half day everyday, but it was a bit pricy., considering is was not a full day of school. The students did have a lot of fun, ut they did not learn some basic skills that a 4-5 year old should have: good manners. I was not thoroughly impressed. But sometimes, people have different perspectives.
I had a thermal reconditioning done to my hair by Lynn. She has recently come from China and her English is not that good, but she is a sweet person. She did my hair in about 5 hours and charged me 350 dollars. Not bad since most others charge about 100 dollars per hour. However, my hair wasnot as straight as she promised it to be. It was supposed to be completely straight, but when I washed it and let it dry, it had lot of kinks.I was a little disappointed but I had to live with it. I am now looking for someone that can perform the procedure better.
We sent my little cousin to Summer Drama Camp beacsue she has visions of becoming a "premiere actress" one day. (those are her exact words). She absolutely loved it. She came back home raving about all the new techniques and styles that she learned. They helped to bring out more of her creative side. The summer camp is moderately priced. (cheaper than some of the orther camps around) I liked it because it just wasn't a time to just play, but if you are into the arts, you can really learn something and at the same time have fun.
This is a nice place to get an inexpensive manicure that will last for about a week, if its your own nails. The lady that did my nails was very sweet and friendly. She helped me to pick out a color that best suited me. She chit chatted throughout the whole time, so time went by fast. She also gave me a nice hand massage too. I would recommend this salon. Its a goo dplace with nice customer sevice and a caring attitude.
Even though this is a family owned restaurant and crepery, it really does not "feel like home". The atmosphere at Squat and Gobble is very chilly. The workers never greet you and barely make any eye contact when I ordered. The lady behind the counter looked very bored and wanted me to rush to my seat. I ordered a latte and they gave me a super sweet mocha which I kept because I did not want to be difficult. Then they messed up on my friend's order and were very rude when she wanted to change it. They argued with her for about 10 minutes before making a new one. This completely ruined our lunch so we asked for a refund. Horrible, Horrible experience. Bad service and gross food. the crepes are so small and nevre cooked right. If you want a good crepe, your best bet is try somewhere else. This is not the only crepert in town.
In the past few months, I have seen The Village Grill really slip on its weekend breakfast. We used to have to wait an hour for a table on a typical Saturday morning, but now its in and out. I think that the West Portal Block just has more competition of food businesses than it used to. The food here is pretty much the same (good)and the service is good. I like the old fashioned diner theme. Is very cozy. I hope that things can pick up for them.
The only two things nice about this restaurant are the owner and the decor. Everything else pretty much sucks. I have been in this restaurant a few times (by the way, it used to be a more casual dining experience) and the services is very bad. th ewaitress ignord us for a good 15 minutes before she took our order and the food came out 30 minutes later. And it was not really busy. the food is ok, but really overprised for the quality. And it is worst at night. Th eaverage plate is about 20 dollars, and the food is aerage and bland. I think if you are going to spend that much money then go somewhere else. Italways looks busy here beacsue they don't have much seating. I guess thats a good way to keep people waiting to attract passer-bys