The skilled staff at Color Works Finishing values communication and recognizes that home improvement is made easier through collaboration. Technicians talk to customers throughout the entire process, sharing their vision at an initial walk-through and providing a plan for completing the project. The painters then tailor their process to each surface, sanding woodwork before painting and making sure that murals of creepy ventriloquist dummies can never peek back through. To ensure that areas not designated for painting remain color-free, the staff uses drop cloths and painter's tape and removes the covers of electrical outlets.
Meet meatless merrymaking with today's Groupon: $35 worth of vegetarian and vegan Indian cuisine for $15 at Nalapak Indian Restaurant in Columbia Heights. Nalapak used to be Udupi, the consistently delicious chutney and curry favorite. It reopened in 2006 under new management, and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine says Nalapak's authentic Indian fare is on par with Udupi's, that is, "as good as these traditional [foods] get."
One of Green Steam's major philosophies is to protect the environment. To do so, technicians use Green Seal–certified solutions and energy-efficient equipment that deep cleans carpets, but with a lower environmental impact than other equipment. In addition to carpet cleaning, the company also does hardwood, grout and tile, and furniture cleaning.
Party Crashers Singing Telegrams handpicks a cast of silken-piped warblers, celebrity impersonators, and tribute artists to spice up special occasions ranging from holidays to corporate events. Talented crooners outshine the postman by showing up at doorsteps dressed as chosen characters and belting out personalized greetings and melodic interpretations of the latest gas bill. Similarly, celebrity lookalikes spike the heart rates of enamored fans by personifying their tinsel-town doppelgängers during rousing surprise visits at birthdays, showers, and other celebratory occasions.
Manned by professional drivers, the pedal-powered Traveling Tap carts up to 16 passengers around Minneapolis and Saint Paul via one of three routes listed here. It's up to guests to supply their favorite beers, wines, or malt beverages which the personal bartender pours into cups or stores in the bar-on-wheels’ built-in coolers. Throw on your ear-flap cap and goulashes for early season rides or let the misting system keep you cool on warm summer days. Traveling Tap also boasts adjustable seats to fit all sizes, seat backs, and a smooth ride even Grandma would enjoy. Listen to tunes from a six-speaker overhead stereo while you take in the sights and sounds of the Twin Cities on each 7-mile-per-hour trek.
When Layl McDill's daughters were little, she would carry small bricks of polymer clay in her purse for them to play with. Over the years, the pastime evolved into a serious profession for her. Forming ropes of the colorful, malleable material into millefiore canes, McDill honed her skills, creating patterns, pictures, and delicious pies from the carefully sliced clay logs. With the help and support of her husband and fellow artist, Josh Blanc, Layl founded Clay Squared to Infinity in 1996, where today she not only creates and displays her own artwork, but also leads classes for clay-curious artists of all ages.
Glamour Shots made its name as a place where women could be transformed into models and immortalized in photographs. Though makeup, hair, and wardrobe services are still available with each session, Glamour Shots now offers portraiture for individuals of any gender as well as families, children, and houseplants. Unique personalities shine in Glamour Shots’s galleries, which depict everything from children with airbrushed angel wings to women clad in lingerie. Digital images can be transformed into a number of prints and products, including wall art and graduation announcements. Glamour Shots guarantees clients’ satisfaction or it will retake portraits without a session fee or exchange poses for a small additional fee within 14 days.