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.
The Twin Cities RISE! Core Program presents its participants with an average of 12–18 months of personal-empowerment training, one-on-one coaching, customized work-skills instruction, internships, and employment-placement services. With more than 30 courses covering basic-education and individual-vocation skills, students gradually can attain the writing, math, computer, or test-support skills needed to obtain a position that pays at least $20,000 annually. Since attendance is essential to the success of students, so is transportation, and TCR! enables individuals in good standing to attend its classes and coaching sessions with free bus passes. TCR! expects to distribute 1,832 bus passes in 2011, and perhaps more with the help of outside donations.
Lions Gym incorporates a full battery of weight equipment, cardio machines, and fitness classes to craft a well-rounded fitness studio. Guests can vanquish Valentine's Day chocolates or establish new, lasting routines with two months of curls, presses, and cardiopulmonary turbo boosts. While burning calories on one of the gym's treadmills or other cardio equipment, guests can flip through the pages of fitness magazines to engage both body and mind. During one-hour personal-training sessions, Lions' dedicated staff of personal trainers augments workouts with encouraging instruction that delineates proper form. During two included sessions, staffers craft individualized training regimens to help clients reach goals and dispense advice about how to burn calories without releasing greenhouse gasses.