I stored my things here--furniture, electronics (TV and stereo), no clothes--for over 2 years. I visited 3-4 storage places to look at their facilities and found the warehouse here to be the best, as far as I could tell. I bought my boxes from them, they picked up my things and moved them to the storage facility. Early on in the process, just to be on the safe side I suppose, they gave me a quote for storing 2 crates although they weren't sure if I'd need 1 or 2 crates. The day after my things were delivered to storage, I called and talked with the owner to ask if my things could fit into 1 crate, and he said no, my things were in 2 crates.
Two years later, I hired my own people to get my things out of storage rather than have Century deliver them to me. When I arrived at the storage facility, I found that all of my things were stored in just one crate. When I pointed this out to a few of the managers there, they told me that they would talk with the owner about why I was charged for 2 crates when my things were stored in one. When I next talked with them, they told me that this happened because they have a 2-crate minimum and that this is stated in the contract. I looked at my contract and there was no such term. For over 2 years, I paid double what I should have, and when I asked to be reimbursed for the storage I paid for but didn't use, they said the most they could give me was $100. I got an attorney involved and after some months they finally sent me a fairly large check and when I called to ask them to explain the amount of the check, they admitted then that they, in fact, do not have a 2-crate minimum . . ..
On top of that, the little door on the front of my TV came back broken, but . . . besides that everything seemed fine otherwise. I wouldn't recommend them.
I ate here recently, after not eating here for about 9 years, and found some of what I ate here to very good and some of it to be mediocre; it wasn't as good as I remembered it to be. The Johnny cakes that are served are very good; they look like pancakes but taste similar to a really good cornbread. The fried green tomatoes were steaming hot and good. I ordered the oyster po'boy, which comes with cole slaw and a side, such as greens and mashed sweet potatoes. The oysters on the po'boy were small but quite flavorful. I ate the oysters with the red pepper dip, a creamy dip that comes with the oyster appetizer; it was much better than the remoulade (which basically tasted like mayonnaise) that comes with the po'boy. Despite the nice flavor of the oysters, overall, I found the po'boy to be mediocre and next time I'll order something else. The coleslaw that came with my order was in a sort of vinegar based sauce or something instead of a cream-style dressing; it had practically no flavor. I ordered the side of greens, which were very good. I'd go back--next time I'll order the fried catfish--but I'm not anxious to.
This restaurant has a monthly special that apparently they don't widely advertise--when I ate dinner there they told us about their specials but did not mention the Monthly Special until I asked about it. The Monthly Special is the house salad plus a choice of 3 items for about $13. When I went the choices included white fish almondine and coq au vin. The month before the choices included duck a l'orange. I had the coq au vin, which was not good, it was salty. But the mashed potatoes that came with it were very good. Also, their rolls were very good. The person I was with enjoyed their white fish almondine. Also, it was plenty of food. It's a good deal, I suppose, if they have something you want, so it's a good idea to call ahead to see what the choices are and make a reservation while you're at it.
I bought some jeans once that had unfinished leg hems and the store sent me to this cleaners to have them shortened and otherwise altered. They did an excellent job, hemming them to the perfect length (I took their advice on what length they should be) and taking up the waist, using an exact match of orange thread. I would remember if they were too overly expensive. I recommend them for tailoring your jeans.
All I had was the onion rings here, which were pretty good but pricey for the amount of food, but I wasn't that impressed. The sandwiches were reasonably priced, but the salads were quite pricey--some for $9.50, and this is not a full service restaurant. I'd like to go back to try some of their sandwiches though, they have a gyro, etc.
This bakery makes an excellent cake, both yellow and chocolate--the best cake I've had possibly, and everyone else I know who has eaten this cake loved it too. The yellow cake seems to be of very high quality, it's light and has an old fashioned taste. I think they must offer a good rate for delivery if you're located in Chicago or near west suburbs.
I used to go to this Baskin Robbins often, but I stopped because you never know when you'll get served by the man whom I believe is the owner (the only older adult I've seen work here), and he makes relatively small scoops. If you get served by one of the kids who work here you will get a nice-sized scoop, but you may not always be served by one of them. The Baskin Robbins on Lake Cook Road in Deerfield that shares the space with Togo's, I believe--they're at 499 Lake Cook Road--consistently serves huge scoops, so I've started going there.
Baskin Robbins has a chocolate peanut butter ice cream that rivals the chocolate peanut butter at Oberweis--it tastes as good and actually has an even more distinctive taste, and it has a lot less fat.
It used to be, and still may be, that if you take the 16-week astrology course from the twosome that runs this organization (one is in their 90s), these astrologers will provide, at no extra charge I believe, your astrological natal chart, rectified. I have never talked to another astrologer that will rectify your natal chart. A rectified chart is the most accurate chart you can possibly get; rectification provides the exact birth time and hence the most accurate chart possible. This organization has meetings all over the Chicago area on a regular basis.
CONS: 16-week course required
I don't know where else you can get braised oxtail (Saturdays only), and it is excellent here. Parking is pretty good. As far as service, when I have eaten here alone they served me really fast, which would usually be considered a good thing, but it was basically too fast, like they wanted to get me out of there.
I really enjoyed this church. I would still go to this church if they hadn't moved from Barrington to Hoffman Estates; it is way too far for me now. Although, they do have services every Sunday both in Hoffman Estates and in Chicago at Whitney Young High School. The pastor and his wife are inspirational. It is a mega church, their services are on cable. It is culturally diverse, their choir sings songs in English and Spanish. The pastor says some things that may be offensive at times, but if you can live with it . . .. I like that they have so many ministries--they have a group that passes out food to the homeless, and there are many other ministries and ways to be active in the church.