I've been seeing Dr. Petrie since I was a little girl-more than twenty years-and he has never let me down. He is very good with children (ha--I should know) and I never fought going to the dentist b/c of his nice manner--even though I had 8 fillings as a child. He's done cosmetic work on a chipped tooth, endless fillings, and a crown for me and I've always been 100% satisfied afterward. He makes sure everything is right and feels good before he leaves you for his next patient. The staff are also very friendly and personable--I don't feel like I'm in some sterile clinic when I come--I'm a welcomed guest.
My husband broke out a rear window when he was weedwhacking near my car and a flying rock hit it. I called around and settled on Windshield Shop for replacement as they were the cheapest--just a little more than $100. I brought my car in at 1 pm and was out of the shop with a new window in half an hour. Easy, breezy, beatiful!
My sister goes here all the time to throw clay and she finally talked me into joining her for a couple hours on a Saturday. The Secret Gallery is an art gallery/studio where you can learn to throw or just come in to do your own thing. We spent a quiet afternoon in peace together and the owners just let us be while we relaxed and nibbled on snacks that we purchased in their store room. It's nice to have a resource like this where you can go to throw clay when you don't want to take another class and don't have you're own wheel. It is a very nice, upstat and tidy place and the staff is helpful and friendly. Prices are reasonable--better than City Arts.
City Arts offers lessons in pottery, glass blowing, silversmithing, painting--practically any form of art you can imagine. Mary was my pottery instructor and she was always there to help after the lesson was over and we were off to start our own projects. I really never thought I could make something out of clay, but she got me there and by the end of the session, I made several pieces that were practically professional. Decent price, too. You learn to throw the clay, trim the bottom before firing, and glaze it.
This is the best place to go for a haircut if you want to feel like a queen and don't mind spending a little more than usual. They massage your head and neck with oil before shampooing and cutting. If you're having you're hair colored, there's a laptop with internet connection to amuse you in the waiting area and they'll bring you whatever you want to drink. It costs about $40 for a haircut from Elise (who I personally believe is the best hair stylist in Kansas) but it's cheaper from people who are newer. Trust me, though, Elise is the best. She worked miracles with my hair when I was suffering from a thyroid condition and half of it had fallen out. Thankfully that's all over now but she's still my most trusted stylist. The atmosphere is modern, earthy and funky and I love everything about the place!!!
This place has been in business for decades and still has the old fashioned soda fountain--they even mix the sodas like in the old days! Best place ever to go for a malted milk shake but all their ice cream confections are great. I'm never disappointed with the food or service--friendly and old fashioned. They get really busy at noon and it's a small place so you might have to wait on a table. I like to go around 1 or 2 when it's a little quieter. Always ask what their special is b/c it's the fastest way to get your food (not that you'll ever wait too long) and it's always good. They serve home cooked meals (like meatloaf and mashed potatoes), soups, salads and sandwiches. They close at 3, like most of the old town restaurants.