I have used Albrecht Furs for years for both cleaning and minor repairing of my furs. I also use them to store my furs during the warmer months. They are definitely a first class operation. They are very honest (advising both when as well as when not to clean my furs) and professional. I have the utmost confidence in their services.
We use Anderson Cleaners when we need something cleaned quickly. We have never had any problems with them, but I have never used them for any of my finer garments. I have used them for comforters and blankets and I have always had good luck. Their prices are good and I appreciate their drive-up window, especially in the winter.
I used Merry Maids for over a year and I was very pleased with the quality of their work. The only reason that I don't use them now is that I have a friend who started a housecleaning business so I use her instead. Prior to the first cleaning a supervisor came to our home and we discussed what they typically clean and any additional things that I wanted done. Merry Maids sent the same cleaners every week so they "got to know" our house. The supervisor called after every cleaning to make sure that everything was cleaned to our standards. They have a 24 hour guarantee so if something is not cleaned to your liking they will come out and re-clean it if you call within 24 hours. I never had to have them come out to re-clean anything. Their pricing is comparable to the market.
I use Mister Car Wash on a regular basis. I particularly like this location. I usually get the wash with "all of the works". They pay attention to detail and on very few occasions have they ever missed something that should have been noticed and cleaned on the interior or exterior. Sometimes when I have taken the car there, I think that they are even more particular than I am about it. The waiting area is clean and comfortable. They also have a frequent users program where you can accumulate points to be used towards the wash of your choice (depending on the amount of points that you accumulate).
They have done body and paint work on two of our cars. In both cases we were very pleased with the quality of their work. The cost was reasonable and they worked with our insurance company. They scheduled the work in a timely manner, communicated with us as they were working on the car, and both times the car was ready when promised.
Two years ago I was broadsided. The insurance company strongly urged me to use Lehmans for the repairs. It took three separate times in the shop before they had my car repaired properly. Each time they gave it to me they thought that the repair work was complete and each time I returned they admitted it was not complete. However, I was without my car on 3 separate occasions when it should have been taken car of initially. I also found out after the fact, that even though I took my car to the shop on Lyndale they sent it to another one of their shops (I told them that I wanted the work done at their Lyndale location and they agreed). I also think they are overpriced, no matter who is paying the bill.
I love Chinese food and I have eaten at a lot of different Chinese restaurants and I think that the Seafood Palace is one of the best in the Twin Cities. The food is very good and consistent (I've never had a bad meal there). When dining with friends who want Chinese for dinner, I always suggest the Seafood Palace. Their prices are very reasonable. The staff is attentive. The decor is pleasing.
PROS: Great Food for a Good Price
Watching the florists that work in this shop makes you realize very quickly that floral arranging is truly an art. The first time I went in there was for a last minute arrangement. I was in awe of the the arrangement that they were able to transform with no notice, not much time and during the height of wedding season (late in the day on a Saturday in August). Each time after that, whether I've ordered an arrangement or pop in there for a last minute arrangement, they continue to out do themselves.
PROS: Artistic, Breath-taking Floral Arrangements
Dr. Tedford has been my doctor for over 15 years. He is by far one of the finest doctors practicing medicine today. If you are one of his patients you can rest assured that you will receive the best care available. He will devote the necessary time to guarantee that you receive the proper medical care. When he talks to you about your health issues you get the feeling that he actually cares about you as a person. He listens when you speak. He returns your calls promptly. Dr. Tedford performed my tonsillectomy. Due to the fact that I was an adult, the procedure was a little more painful than for a child. I was hospitalized so that my pain could be treated effectively. Dr. Tedford had a vacation planned for the day following my surgery. I woke up the next morning to find Dr. Tedford sitting in my hospital room in a sweatshirt and jeans. When I asked him what we was doing there (he was supposed to be on vacation), he replied that he couldn't leave for his vacation without knowing that I was feeling better. I have recommended him to several people over the years and they all come back to me with their own stories about the fine Dr. Tedford.
PROS: Excellent Medical Care, Compassionate
Sandy is an excellent dentist! Her "bedside" manner with children is exceptional!!! On two separate occasions my 5 year old saw Sandy to have some teeth filled. I was dreading the first filling appointment. My daughter actually enjoyed going to the dentist and I figured after the fillings she would have horrible memories of the dentist. Not so with Sandy. I stood out of my daughter's site and watched and Sandy made a game out of it. After it was all over my daughter was so excited to tell me about her experience. Now that's what I call a good dentist!
PROS: Excellent with Children, Great Dental Care