Pelican Market Cafe satisfies serious hungers with a full menu bursting at the seams with paninis, wraps, salads, and breakfast served all day. Welcome the onset of day with the ham-and-cheese quiche ($5.95), cheesy omelette ($7.50–$7.95), or towering bundle of bananas foster pancakes ($6.95). Diners can launch face first into lunch or dinner with the Covington panini on sourdough, a medley of fresh spinach, avocado, havarti cheese, and horseradish mayonnaise ($7.95). Much like the emblematic reward for a good SAT score, Pelican Market Cafe awards all its sandwiches and wraps with a side of sour-cream potato salad. Lettuce lunatics can fall into a leafy affair with 11 salads, including the spinach and walnut ($8.95), the chicken cobb ($9.95), and the sweet juiciness of the summer fruit ($8.95). Café connoisseurs can nosh in the casual, kid-friendly atmosphere and leave wondering why more restaurants don't feature slip 'n' slides and cascading kool-aid fountains.
A member of the Automotive Service Association, H & K has been keeping cars running safely and hiccup-free for 35 years. Auto owners can saddle up their mechanized steed, cruise over to H & K, and stable it with the shop's experienced mechanics, who will carefully swap out its old oils for up to 5 quarts of fresh lubricant. During the 49-point inspection, the technicians scrutinize the vehicle's anatomy, checking parts such as belts, hoses, bilge pumps, and brakes and topping off fluids to ensure everything is in proper drag-racing order. H & K's auto aficionados, who work on all makes and models, require a minimum of 30 minutes to complete their meticulous car care; customers choosing to drop off their vehicle can expect the service to be completed within a three-hour window.
To become an ASE-certified technician, one must complete a written test and have at least two years of automotive-service experience. This is common knowledge to the technicians at Jefferson Auto Service North, where each tech has their ASE patch, including owner Steve Fank Sr., who has more than 30 years of experience. Fank and his team perform maintenance and repair services on everything from brakes and batteries to engines and atmospheric reentry shields.
While some kids spend their high school years hiding in their rooms, owner Joe Rusich spent his under the hood of a car. After graduation, he decided to turn his passion for cars into a full-time career, working various mechanic jobs before opening his own shop. A true family-run business, guests to the original Mandeville Auto Repair might recall Joe's daughter helping her dad fetch tools or loosen lug nuts, while today, at Northshore Automotive Repair, they'll find Joe's wife handling the administrative side of things and his son offering a hand during the summer months.
Joe's team has been tending to the needs of foreign, domestic, and talking cars at their current location for more than 13 years. Over 25 years of experience informs the owner as he oversees oil changes, brake repairs, and total engine overhauls performed by a hard-working staff––many of whom are also family members. But above all, Joe prides himself on his honest, high-quality service, and if he can't address a customer's specific issue himself, he'll gladly recommend another expert who can.