*THE* Main Line Breakfast place. Lightening-fast service, unpretentious & inexpensive, good coffee, all the breakfast favorites and plenty of personality. Spunk,some call it. :) In a good way.
You can't say you really know the western Main Line if you haven't been to Pattie Mac's.
I love to shop consignment stores and I truthfully don't mind if a store isn't as organized or tidy as it could be. I don't mind the chase through a bunch of overpriced average second-hand clothes to get to that one special bargain.
But this place just isn't worth the pain. You can't take your kid there since the staff & owners -despite being in.the.kid.biz- will give you the hairy eyeball or even snippily correct your kid if they touch anything. Everything is dirty and disheveled, yet pricing is, shall we say, ambitious. Even if that weren't the case, I will not expose my kid to the racist hate radio that they play there.
I have been to nicer, cleaner and better-run garage sales. To say "unprofessional" is such a profound understatement as to be unnecessarily, and misleadingly charitable.
Put this phone number in your cell right now. It's okay, I'll wait. :)
This is the only locksmith you will ever need. Fair pricing, responsive, and absolutely the.most.skilled, experienced, can-do-it locksmith in the area (and maybe the world).
Have you ever been locked out of your home, office or car and called a locksmith, waited for hours, overpaid - only to discover they couldn't even do the job? This scenario is entirely possible and of course most people don't realize until it's too late. Accurate Lock & Key *will* get you unlocked. No type of vehicle is too exotic; no door is too old or too obscure; lost keys and key fabrication are not a problem... this locksmith actually tries to refer simpler work to limit his business because he is so highly in demand.
Really truly excellent sports instruction for young children. It's pricey. It's hard to find the first time. You may think you'll kill yourself getting in and out of the driveway. You can't believe you're taking your kid to yet another activity. But it's so worth it.
Here's why: Class size is small, the physical site is well-designed and immaculate, the service and attention to detail are top-notch; the waiting areas for parents are about the best I've seen. But the main thing is the teachers, who are absolutely ***incredible*** with kids. Being good at sports is one thing; explaining it is something else; explaining sports skills to small children while also maintaining crowd control, making it fun and running the stripes off your little monkeys - priceless. The care with which they design the curriculum and break down the techniques into manageable bites is unmatched.
A truly magic toy store, with intelligent staff that can help you find something amazing for the lucky kids in your life. Fair prices. Clean & well-organized. AWESOME selection of high-quality, original (both classic & innovative), well-designed, durable toys. Especially good for finding toys that are open-ended and can be used creatively.
Tiny Spanish BYOB specializing in tinxtos (extra teeny tapas). Everything is authentic, delicious, and superbly hand-crafted. The more you know about food, the more you will appreciate the vast amount of work invested in each perfectly rendered plate. Just about the most wine-friendly food ever.
I have eaten practically everything on the menu and celebrated many birthdays and happy family dinners here. Favorites include: morcillo sausage "candies", ribeye & cabrales, the charcuteria plate, black rice w/shrimp & calamari, and of course churros & hot chocolate!
Servers are good or excellent - all are fully capable of discussing the ingredients & preparation and communicating with the kitchen to accommodate a special diet restriction. The chef/owner is often in the minuscule kitchen and it's clear that she & her people REALLY appreciate curious, attentive diners. The wait for food can be somewhat long, but it seems appropriate considering the amount of last-minute attention the food needs.
The restaurant is very clean and prettily decorated. It's somewhat romantic, although I would certainly be comfortable there without a mate. They have outdoor seating in the back when the weather is warm.
Pricing is fair, and the more you know about food, ingredients and cooking the more you will appreciate what they deliver.
I have had the benefit of Celli & Leto's professional services and counsel for all three practice areas: law, accounting and title search. We started working with this firm back when we bought our house and have continued to use them for estate planning, taxes and contracts. Frank, efficient and talented, Celli & Leto is the firm I recommend to anyone with needs in these areas.
I really enjoy Ha Long Bay, just a few storefronts east of the Bryn Mawr movie theatre. I recommend sampling your way through their extensive selection of appetizers, pho, and making sure you find some veggies on this delicious but meat-centric menu. Lunch is a little weaker, with too much reliance on those Chinatown chiches, but if you're in the mood for that, certainly not bad. I really like the baguette sandwiches on the normal menu. Service is good, value is excellent.
Do make sure you consider the Vietnamese coffee and made-to-order fruit smoothies (with or without tapioca balls - like in bubble tea) which are not so visible on the menu. I have seen customers drinking the smoothies with their entrees, but IMO they are best enjoyed as dessert.
Cozy, unpretentious but beautiful space, and the inventory of a really good buyer.
You know those gritty used bookstores that smell funny, have horrible titles no one ever wanted to read, and stock raggedy books that seemingly all have survived some terrible disgusting act of nature? Well, forget all that, because Wolfgang's is completely different.
You will think up reasons to buy here just so you can wander, gaze, find something amazing and read, read, read until you remember what you're really supposed to be doing. Lovely.
We continue to be very happy with Mike & his staff at Bavarian Specialties. They are serious about BMW performance and straight shooters when it comes to dealing with customers. They handle both normal maintenance and repair for the everyday driving car as well as advanced issues and parts for cars that spend part or all of their time on the track. Work is done and communications to customer (estimates, billing, etc.) are executed in a *timely*, accurate, thorough and professional manner.
We have referred many friends & neighbors to Bavarian; all have been positively thrilled with the superior work and fair pricing. Two friends have used the dealer exclusively in the past and report hundreds of dollars in savings since switching to Bavarian.
We still use the dealer when it's more convenient or cost-effective (certain parts, a smaller flatbed bill), but the majority of our car's repair business goes to Bavarian. It's not as fancy as the dealers have become, and the traffic to get there & back is pure evil, but these small downsides don't signify much in my assessment of this excellent service shop.
Perhaps the most compelling reason I can mention to try Bavarian is those classic BMW bugs - the steering, the noises and those slippery, on-again/off-again suspension oddities. You know what I mean if you've driven BMW for awhile, and you know they can persist for YEARS despite hundred (or thousands) of dollars spent at the mechanic or the dealer replacing all imaginable parts, trying to replicate the issues in the rain, with a cold start, etc. We know of two folks with such issues that were worked on by three dealers in three different states - all to no avail. They took the cars to Bavarian & finally got them properly diagnosed & solved on the first trip for very little money. It's simple - IF you have that expertise. Bavarian does.