They WAY overcharge for wireless internet access. That's not the way to sell more coffee, guys. booooooo boooooooooo booooooooo booooooooo boooooooo booooooooo
I parked on the curb when I was selling my car. After three days, the owner decided to call in a complaint and the city wrote me a citation. They told the cops I was parked there "two weeks". Gee thanks a lot. >:(
Great prices, great staff, and many extras are why I refuse to shop anywhere else for groceries and other misc things. In one stop, you can get everything you need - there's a postal / shipping service, key cutter, pharmacy, floral shop, Seattle's Best Coffee, Asian Wok, and a RedBox video rental kiosk by the front door. Smiths rocks!
PROS: All-inclusive grocery store & much more
CONS: None :)
I purchased a bed set here for $500 in June 2006. Then noticed another charge to my credit card the following month (July). They went out of business that same month, but not before the owner decided to pay himself an extra $500 on his way out...
PROS: $500 for a King bed set
CONS: Fraudulant owner
16 cents per page for a xerox copy??? There's also a fax machine and a US Mail substation inside, but a real Post Office is just down the road on Mountain Vista & Tropicana.
CONS: Rip off price for xerox copies
After having rec'd their catalogs in the mail for years, I finally went on one of their bike tours in 2004 to Utah (camping). If you have ever seen one of their beautiful catalogs, you will agree that it sets your expectations very high.
The staff themselves were great people and very helpful. But what I found during the tour didn't match the expectation level set by the catalog.
While we were out riding, I expected the van to sweep by more often. It did not. When the leader started us out, he ended up bringing up the rear and we in front were left to lead ourselves. We were given itineraries with mileages on them, but no trip computers were on the bikes (!). One leader said that the trip computers sometimes confuse the customers ..but with a little training, anyone can learn to use a bike trip computer.
At Bryce Canyon, I was given the option to ride a different route alone and I took it. After being out on my own for over four hours, the staff never got in the van to go check on me. I could have used more water and an adjustment to my brakes.
The staff spends enormous amounts of energy preparing lavish meals. Nothing against great food, but I would have liked to see better group leadership.
PROS: Great food & atmosphere
CONS: Marginal leadership
I take people land sailing in the desert. At the end of the week, my 15-psgr van is caked with dust. For only 15 dollars, my van comes out looking like new. All the rubber trim and tires are coated, and not a spec of dust remains. Believe me, I've been to just about every other car wash in town, and nobody comes close to the quality of work you get here. You WON'T be disappointed - it's well worth the wait.
PROS: Attention to detail; sincere hard-working staff
Read what others have said about their land sailing experience at:
It a lot of fun to land sail - trips March thru October annually.
PROS: Easy to learn - and so much fun!
CONS: None :)
This is my favorite of the Blueberry Hill restaurants in Las Vegas. The staff are very friendly and attentive. You will never have an empty coffee cup for more than one minute.
The desserts are excellent and the dinner menu is true home cooking at its finest.
PROS: Food, service
CONS: None :)
<< UPDATES >> as of Jan 2007
I eat here only when I don't feel like driving further for breakfast. As many times as I've been in (at least 50 times) I would have hoped they would recognize me or at least make a little small talk. Never happens.
I'm a generous tipper for good service. Normally, that's what you get but all bets are off on Saturday and Sunday mornings. You'll wait a long time for a table, a long time for water, a long time for a refill on your $1.80 metallic tasting coffee, and a long time for your food.
The quality of the food is marginal - usually the hash browns are not buttered well enough and the outer shell is so burnt that you can't eat it (nor would you want to). Good portion sizes. Poor coffee quality (metallic). << This has improved >>
The music is endless 50s and usually a little too loud for my taste. << This has been toned down >>
A basket (near the front door) containing free newspapers is always full :) I still come here a couple times per week because most items on the menu are pretty good, however, the burnt hash browns happen once in a while. With the exception of 13 Coins, most restaurants across America don't take the time to really make them right.