I know a lot of people who crave Buffalo Doughboy but I have had hit or miss luck with the baked goods. It's all about the freshness. The parmesan french bread is truly wonderful if it is fresh but truly overpriced if it is not. I would recommend asking what was baked that day. Overall, I think the breads are better than the sweets. The espresso drinks are sometimes mediocre. The owner is really friendly and nice so maybe it's worth taking a chance.
Shopping at the Wash Park Wild Oats makes you feel like you live in a small town (in a good way). The employees are very helpful and remember you. The produce is always fresh and the meat counter is top notch too. There usually are no lines at check out, even if it's a peak time. The only thing I could wish for is lower prices.
My husband and I have been going to Dr. Hartman for years and have nothing but good things to say about him and his staff. They are extremely professional, have the latest equipment and don't pressure you to have anything done that you don't need. The hygienists are the best we have ever had in our life. We recommend this dentist to anyone who will listen!
I have been getting my hair cut at Three Cutters for several years. Many people have asked for the name of my salon, just based on how my hair looks. That in itself is a miracle because I don't have naturally "good" hair. It's average, thin, hair so it must be Miriam's great cut that they are noticing. The staff at Three Cutters is very down-to-earth and unpretentious yet they are up on the latest styles. They have a wide range of services but they don't push them on you. For example, I have a few gray hairs but they don't pester me to dye them like some salons do. I've noticed other client's hair over the years and I've never seen anyone walking out of there without looking very stylish. It's also very easy to park. I highly recommend Three Cutters!
While getting quotes to have our house painted, Ireland's Finest was very professional. The price was higher than others but their reviews were good, so we decided to spend the extra money to have it done right.
After the first day, the quote "Quality Work by Trusted Craftsmen" seemed apparently to be a false claim. There were grinder marks left on our wood shutters and gables. Four of our windows were painted shut. They left paint cans outside overnight in freezing temps, didn't use drop cloths regularly and didn't allow enough drying time between coats. The initial paint was the wrong color - a crew member told me that the "paint store made a mistake". And after the color was resolved, we noticed that the paint finish was a semi-gloss. This was not requested or even pre-discussed with Andrew. We wanted a flat finish.
The crew seemed to be lacking supervision and training. We had a new bead board ceiling on our porch that had never been painted. The paint was applied so thickly that it bubbled in the cracks. They suggested that they could fill in the cracks in the bead board with Bondo. It was obvious that they were just grasping at solutions.
To Andrew's credit, once he saw the house, he agreed to re-do the necessary work at no cost. It would have been better for everyone if he had supervised all along, or had a higher level foreman or quality control system in place.
It seems that Andrew took a gamble on accepting our contract. Our intent with hiring Ireland's Finest was to have the peace of mind that we were getting high quality service, without having to personally supervise the crew. Andrew gambled if the painters would do a "good enough" job. He gambled whether we would complain, notice and/or just accept less than quality workmanship. He blamed it partially on the painters being tired at the end of a long season. Next time, I will use one of the more inexpensive bids. Surely, it wouldn't be any more stress than we had by using Ireland's Finest.