Very fun playplace. I went with my kids last year (after 1st grade) and they still loved it. The puppets, the dress up, the roller coasters, the merry go round, all good for the littlest kids as well as those mature enough to be ending 1st grade!
We bought our mini van from Power Honda a few years ago, then we bought our Honda Civic. Their facility is clean, their personnel is friendly and knowledgable. They were able to work with our budget and get us a better percentage rate than we had from our credit union when we walked through their doors.
We ended up not purchasing a Toyota, but we did take a test drive and liked their facility, employees, and manager. They were very knowledgeable and helpful. I would return to this dealer for our next Toyota.
Mr. Mahoney is an excellent CPA, he's thorough, he gives great advice and he's very personable. He's very reasonable for his expertise. We have known him for over 20 years.
We purchased a few comics for the children to enjoy. There were TONS of comics, backissues, and even some for the new comic reader. They were reasonably priced and I highly recommend them for any one wanting to get that comic book issue you remembered or heard about and want to revisit. Awesome inventory. I will warn that I had to tell the kids "no toys" and there was a problem there, but I think it's hard NOT to find a comic store without toys out... sort of comes with the territory. The toys are expensive because of what they are... toys NIB from the 60's on up.
We purchased 3 dual paned glass windows from DIY Windows and Doors. My husband installed them and we will now receive the tax credit because of the repair. Steve is awesome at DIYW&D. He was very knowledgable about the rebate from the government as well as Millgard (our brand). He was reasonably priced and very good with his communication when the windows arrived. Excellent to deal with! I would absolutely buy more windows and doors from him and the only tip I can give other customers is to go into the showroom and really examine all the different available options. Steve will walk you through the pros and cons of all the windows in your predetermined price range.
These donuts are the absolute BEST! I get these every time I visit Grandma and Grandpa and they are sooo good. Very fresh donuts. I highly recommend this donut shop!
This place is sooo good. I loved the italian chop salad, they make the best salad. I use to work nearby and we use to eat there all the time. It was a very good value and never very crowded.
Bodies in Motion in Northridge was amazing. I say Northridge because I was at Encino for awhile and agree that it was horrible for customer service and the manager change over was ridiculous! Honestly, I haven't rejoined since 2002 because of a pregnancy, but when I was there, it was clean and the instructors were informative and very, very helpful. It's 7 years ago and I can still tell you the names of the instructors I enjoyed: Vincent - Tai Chi / Kickboxing, Troy Kickboxing, and who could ever forget Marty for spinning. These instructors kicked my sister-in-law and I into serious shape over the course of a year. I had many friends there too who equally loved the instructors. The biggest positive to this gym was the classes and the variety. At any given time, there's spinning, kickboxing and a gym class. I've since joined L.A. Fitness, then the YMCA, now I do my own thing on my bike, since truly NOTHING comes close to BIM.
I always got the salads and they were always fabulous... just fabulous. Never a bad meal and always excellent waiters and waitresses. Their rolls were also very good.