“Dry-clean only.” These words on a garment tag can make people pretty nervous, resulting in hundreds of neglected sweaters, slacks, and dresses. Around the Block Cleaners confronts this issue head-on by offering free after-hours pickup and delivery for its dry-cleaning, alteration, and laundry services. Without the hassle of working around narrow business hours, customers can also drop their garments off themselves, which is an ideal solution for people whose commutes take them by the family-owned shop or who have a debilitating fear of deliverymen.
The women who own and operate Valentine Studios specialize in capturing each woman's unique beauty on both color and black-and-white film. Professional makeup artists enhance facial features before Meg Pasetta, a shutterbug with a graduate degree from Brooks Institute of Photography, snaps photos. The 2,000-square-foot studio has multiple backdrops, allowing Pasetta and her subjects to create images with different styles and moods.
For over 30 years, Kilroy's Sandwich Factory has delivered hot entrees, sandwiches, salads, and boxed lunches—all made from scratch—to events, parties, and a sprawling list of clients. House-baked breads house toppings such as turkey, ham, or roast beef to create personal sandwiches or massive 6-foot subs. Other options include hot entrees such as carne asada, lasagna, and tilapia, and cheese, meat, or vegetable platters.
Board-certified physician and bariatric medicine specialist Dr. Sarkar oversees the programs at Pasadena Weight Loss, where he prescribes appetite suppressants and weight-loss medications to help clients shed pounds. In addition to evaluating patients' condition and medical history during consultations, the physician also draws up customized diet plans based on patients' resting metabolic rate and caloric requirements.
With participating locations nationwide, Auto Care Special lets customers reach out to their local garages for a grab bag of free and discounted maintenance services. Cards may be redeemed for multiple vehicles over the course of one year for services such as oil changes, safety inspections, and engine-light diagnoses. Those who move or create alter-egos over the course of the year can scan the locations page for participating garages in their new cities of residence to receive a complimentary maintenance bundle.