When I had both of my cats, this is the place I took them for anything I needed done for them. They are the nicest people there. You can tell that they truly do love animals, which is an important thing for any pet owner. You definitely want to know that your pet is being well taken care of. Their prices on standard procedures like spay, neuter, declaw,shots, etc are VERY good. If I remember correctly, they also sell specialty dog and cat foods there, if you pet has special skin care dietary needs, or something like that. I highly recommend this place to take your pets.
This store is one of the chain of "music centers" owned by the same company. It is an affiliate of Hi Ho Music Center. That being said, they have the same great rental plan. It's a 36 month, month-to-month, rent to own program. After 3 years, you own the instrument, but after 4 months if you child decides he or she doesn't want to do it anymore, you can return it with no strings attached. The monthly rental covers an insurance and cleaning plan. If a bus runs over your instrument, as long as you're current on your payments, you won't be liable. It is honestly the best rental plan out there. They also offer instrument repairs, so if something is wrong with your instrument, they can fix it for you. They've got a nice selection of music and music accessories. If you need anything, you can always find it at one of these stores. They are able to special order many items as well.
Often times when I don't want to do a garage sale, I like to donate to places like Salvation Army. However, the last few times I've gone, I was appalled at the ungratefulness of this place. My husband and I were dropping off a television set that worked fine. They wouldn't take it because it didn't have the "new" cable hookups. We managed to hook it up to OUR cable box, but that wasn't good enough. They only wanted newer televisions. I thought it was weird that an organization that lives off of donations was being so picky. Needless to say we ended up throwing it out which was dumb because it worked fine. As far as shopping there goes, I've only gone once when I was looking for a Halloween costume, but I thought it was really clean and well put together for an establishment of that type. The prices were really great.
This is where everyone used to go to get corsages and boutonniere for high school dances. They had a huge selection of flowers and ribbons and you could choose any combination you wanted. I found that the staff got a little irritated and maybe burnt out at this time of the year, because sometimes they were a little short with me and my friends. (of course, it's been a while since I've visited, so maybe they've changed it) They have a nice selection of baloons too, if you were looking to send one to your loved ones. I have not bought a bouquet from them so I can't really comment on them. However, if the bouquets are anything like the corsages and boutenniers we got, you will be pleased.
My family and I like going to Aversano's because the menu is really reasonable, and it's not one of those restaurants that you have to keep your kids hushed. If they're talking you most likely won't notice because the music is playing and there are always a lot of people chatting in there. One of my favorite things to get there is the Italian sandwich. It's very good. Their salad bar isn't the greatest, but who goes to an italian restaurant for salad anyway? It's nice that they have a big banquet room in the back for larger parties. When you have over 20 people they offer a buffet style dinner for your party, and it's something like $10 a person. They have pizzas, spaghetti, fettuccini, lassagna, garlic bread, and salad, plus drinks. It's very nice and easy when you have a lot of people dining with you.
A lot of my friends had their tattoos done here. The whole place is really clean and nice. It's nice and spacious with a display of a lot of their work. There are books available with examples of custom work they have done for other clients. So, you can get something premade off the wall, or discuss with one of the artists what you would like and they can do it for you. I believe they also do body piercing here too. All of their tools are sterlized and/or disposable so you know that there is less of a chance of infection or something. It's very clean. The staff is nice but don't expect to carry on a conversation if they're working on you because they are trying to concentrate. Oh, and don't forget to tip your artist. ;)
When my husband had to get a bunch of gear for his training at the diver's institute, this was one of the places that was recommended to him. He actually ended up getting most of his gear here. The prices were really reasonable, and the staff was really accommodating. He just recently bought a scuba mask and found that it was leaking, so he took it back to the store and got another one. The only downfall would be that he had to get in-store credit instead of his actual money back, but it was fine, he just bought another mask there.
I like going to Daffodil Bowl....when they have time for open bowl. It seems like the last few times my family and I have wanted to go, they were only letting league bowlers bowl. If you want to take your family, you basically have to go during the day in the middle of the week, which isn't very convenient. Thank goodness there is a new no smoking law in WA because it used to be one of the worst places to go, in that aspect. Otherwise, it's a fun place, but it's just like any other bowling alley. There is a restaurant inside with ok food. Nothing I would rave about, but sometimes when you're hungry you don't care. They have a huge array of pulltabs to help kill time while you're waiting for a lane to open up.
This is a favorite place of mine to meet friends for lunch. They have really great salads and sandwiches! There is a coffee stand in the front part of the restaurant, so you can order a coffee while you wait for your friends, or order a mocha with your dinner. There is also a little shop inside that sells candles, cards, and things like that. It's very cute. There are many great gift ideas in there. I have never been to the Hungry Goose for dinner, but I frequently get "buy one get one half off" coupons in my money mailers. I know they have a bar in there too, so be sure to check out their happy hour menu, when drinks $3. If you want to look at their menu, they have one available at their website.
When this restaurant first opened in Puyallup, it seemed like the whole town came at once to try it out. It was, after all, the only barbecue place in town. My family and I went twice and waited in a very full waiting room for at least a half an hour each time. Once you finally get seated and start eating those delicious ribs, you will most likely forget about how long you had to sit to get there. The food is DELICIOUS! It even impressed my Texan husband, which is hard to do when it comes to barbecue!!! They have a pretty good menu. You can get a small basket if you're not a big eater, or you can get a feast if you want to stuff yourself (or take some home for leftovers). They also have a curb-side pickup that we have resorted to using because we didn't want to wait anymore. It's easier, sometimes. They have the best sauces to go with your ribs, so be sure to try them all. If you find one you like, you can buy a bottle of it. Yummy!