In order to manage a collection of almost 10,000 libations, the staff at Sal's Beverage World must know their stuff when it comes to wine, spirits, and beers. The massive shop stocks shelves with bottles of wine from popular labels such as The Naked Grape and Snap Dragon, as well as 90+ point wines from Chateau Angelus. The inventory also boast more than 2,000 beers artfully brewed by domestic and foreign companies including Hoppin' Frog and Bear Republic craft breweries, while down the liquor aisles shelves are lined with a hearty collection of whiskeys, cognacs, and aperitifs, such as the Italian Cynar and Pernod 80 Proof. Sal's drink specialists also provide party planning services, regular beverage tastings, and run the Bacchus Wine Club, which offers members access to exclusive tastings of wine and ambrosia.
Since the Amling family business first sprouted in 1889, it has expanded, put down roots in four locations, and blossomed with a visual style that makes its work distinctive. Same-day delivery service allows customers to send spur-of-the-moment gifts or apologize for drinking the last of that morning's coffee. The florists deliver their fragrant wares to a sprawling list of residences, funeral homes, hospitals, and other facilities, and can send blooms abroad through international shipping.
Cooking is more than just heating things up to a suitable temperature; it’s about combining flavors to create a unified dish that is both tasty and satisfying. That’s why the staff at Elmhurst Olive Oil Company offers at-home chefs the chance to give their meals a little something extra with their line of infused olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and sea salts. Flavors such as rosemary, garlic, and jalapeno add a slight taste to sautéed meats and vegetables, and the tart taste of pomegranate and smooth tones of vanilla come out in dressings and sauces made with their balsamic vinegars. Staffers also blend together spices to create their own signature rubs and spice blends, and offer sixteen sea salts that give meals the touch of spice or complex, smoky element usually only attained by cooking them over a moving Olympic torch. The shop offers tastings of each oils, vinegars, and spices, allowing chefs to see if inspiration strikes when new flavors hit their tongues.
Helping Hands Maid Services' cleaning professionals do more than just straighten, scrub, and vacuum. While they tackle any cleaning challenge a house or office has to offer, they make sure to do it in the healthiest way. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside a typical home is two to five times more polluted than the air outside, mostly due to the use of household cleaners and pesticides. The maids employ a little old fashioned elbow grease to achieve superior results while leaving inside air cleaner.
They are also proud members of Cleaning for a Reason. Through that charitable organization, they donate free home-cleaning to women undergoing cancer treatment in the Chicagoland area.