Patisserie Margo has wonderful gourmet pastries and cakes. They also have little cafe tables and books and newspapers so that you can enjoy your pastry in the shop. Beverages are available for purchase. I think that the prices are comparable to any other bakery of this caliber. Go early for the best selection.
PROS: Wonderful pastries and cakes, eat there or take with you
This is by far the best cheesecake that I have ever tasted. They have a huge variety and I have tasted several and there isn't one that I don't like. You can buy their cheesecake whole or by the slice. I like to serve it when I'm having dinner guests or when I am in charger of bringing dessert to a dinner party. It is always a hit! The only problem I ever have when going to Muddy Paws is trying to decide which flavor cheesecake that I want that day.
PROS: Absolutely delicious, huge variety
I use this carwash because it's convenient. It's definitely not the best carwash out there but if you point things out to them they usually take care of it. They do better work on the exterior of the car than the interior. I think their pricing is a little high for the quality.
CONS: Could be a little more thorough when cleaning the car interior
This shop is a true tailoring shop. Their work is absolutely beautiful. I would entrust them with even my finest clothing. And their prices are very reasonable. My husband has had them do extensive tailoring to a few suits and they tailored an evening dress for me. They will also make custom dresses for little girls.
PROS: Beautiful work and reasonable prices
We have been regular customers of Grandview Tire & Auto for over 5 years. The staff is professional. Their work is consistent and first-rate. If you choose to wait while they work on your car the waiting area is very inviting, they even have toys that your kids like to play with and magazines that are current. Their oil changes are painless; they're quick and they don't try to get you to replace everything under the hood when you only came in for an oil change.
PROS: Quality of work is first rate and consistent
I have been using Mashek for over 16 years. In that time, I have never had one item returned to me in less than superior condition. They go above and beyond when it comes to customer service. Once I brought a shirt in to them and the owner told me that dry cleaning would not take the spot out. He said that he didn't know if it would work but he would be willing to take the garment home with him and soak it and work on the spot at home. I graciously took him up on his offer and about a week later when I came in with more dry-cleaning, there was my shirt as good as new (and he only charged me the regular price for dry-cleaning). We had a house fire and every single piece of clothing, every towel, tablecloth, bedspread, pillow, etc. needed to be cleaned. Our insurance company sent in another dry-cleaner to collect all of our things and take them to be cleaned. After they ruined 3 items, I called the owner of Mashek and ask if he would clean everything for us. I told him that I didn't care how long it took because I trusted him with our things. He agreed as a favor and the insurance company had everything delivered to Mashek. All of our things were literally dumped in their store. The owner and his staff worked overtime nights and weekends (so not to delay their normal orders and to allow us to have our things in a reasonable time). I never knew how we received our things back so quickly (and in "like new" condition) until several months later when I was talking to one of the staff and they accidentally let it slip. This review wouldn't be complete if I didn't say something about Mashek's outstanding tailoring services. They have literally taken clothes apart and re-made them to fit me perfectly. Today I just picked up a sweater that they did some re-weaving work on and it looks absolutely perfect. Mashek isn't the cheapest on the block if you are just comparing prices, but you get above and beyond what you pay for with every single garment that they clean or tailor!!!!
PROS: The finest care for garments available in the Twin Cities!
I suffer from a chronic condition that requires medical attention on an ongoing basis. I have been under the medical care of many outstanding physicians in the Twin Cities. Unfortunately, Dr. Mulmed cannot be counted among them. He did not get back to me in a timely manner with test results. It took me over 2 months to get the results of tests that he ordered. And only after I called him a few times inquiring about the results did he get back to me. The tests results were not normal and he said that he was having an "expert" review them and that he would get back to me on how I should proceed. That conversation took place in December of 2005. Dr. Mulmed has never said another word to me or to my other doctors about these abnormal test results. In January of 2006 I left a few messages for him regarding some other tests. He told me that he wanted to speak to my electrophysiologist and that he would get back to me in a couple of weeks. I have yet to hear back from him. He didn't reserve this treatment only for me. My electrophysiologist told me that when he called Dr. Mulmed to discuss my condition, it was very apparent that Dr. Mulmed was not interested in talking to him. Enough said. There are enough outstanding physicians in the Twin Cities; I wouldn't recommend that anyone spend a minute under Dr. Mulmed's care.
CONS: Lack of follow-up, poor "bedside" manner
This is a first class business. They have done bodywork for us 4 times in the past year. Their prices are the best that we have found. Their work is impeccable. Our cars have always been ready when promised (if they say 10 am on Friday you know that your car will be ready at 10 am on Friday). On all of our repair jobs they presented with different options to do the work (and they have always encouraged us to go with the most economical). Each time that we have picked up our cars they have looked better than new. These guys take the sting out of having your car repaired.
PROS: Impeccable work, good prices, honest, dependable