Handling more than just the swap-out of your car's oily core, the Jiffy Lube Signature Service oil change comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box filter; a checking and filling of transmission, differential, power-steering, and windshield-washer fluids; and a detailed inspection of the antifreeze and coolant reservoirs, engine air-filtration system, serpentine belts, wiper blades, and exterior lights.
Luxury Limousine Service's professional drivers escort groups of travelers to their destinations in a fleet of luxury vehicles. Lincoln Town Cars and SUVs offer a low-key mode of transportation to airports and classy events, and decked out limos add the extra elegance of TVs, AM/FM stereos, and dimmer-controlled mood lights, a prime amenity for setting the evening's tone or finding the bride's earrings in the ice cooler. Luxury Limousine's oversize carriages come in a variety of sizes to accommodate any group, from 8 partiers to 30 marching-band mascots who escaped their cages. Luxury Limousine's rates vary depending on vehicle type and rental duration, so call ahead to ensure the best rate.
The experienced technicians at Complete Auto Service encourage top-notch motor humming with a variety of automotive services. Both standard and synthetic oil changes include freshly brewed oil and a new filter, along with a chassis lube, if necessary, which reduces the effects of friction and occasional pie throwing in the underbelly. The approximately 30-minute service continues as technicians commence a 17-point inspection, ensuring principle car parts perform at their peak, and testing windshield wipers for preparedness in the event of a rare maple-syrup squall. Customers can wait in designated areas or drop their four-wheeled children off and take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service at the Main Street location. Complete Auto Service does not require appointments.
The star of Boss Services' fleet of party buses is a Ford mini-bus called The Boss. The aptly named party mobile is tricked out with tinted windows, lighting effects, and a top-of-the-line music system that can blast more than 400,000 songs. The vehicle's spacious cabin can seat 18 people. As riders sip drinks and carouse in the roomy bus, their driver chauffeurs them from bar to bar, stopping at as many hotspots in the Kansas City area as they desire, for a night of letting loose. Boss Services accommodates birthday soirées, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and all-inclusive tailgate sessions that include food and tickets along with round-trip transportation to Royals, Sporting KC, or Chiefs games and parking.
At Nica’s 320, executive chef Bryan Merker and his team plate a diverse menu that blends American comfort fare with upscale Thai, Italian, and Cajun influences. Lighting fixtures dangle from exposed ceilings, casting an amorous glow over thai chicken, korean pork, and jerk-steak slider trios ($11.95) and sticky-rice crab cakes laced with savory cheddar and red chili jam ($12.95). Like choose-your-own-adventure cookbooks, mix-and-match house specialties sic epicurean detectives on the trail of edible henchmen—including french crêpe wraps ($10.95), grilled pizzas ($12.50), and pan-fried lasagna noodles ($11.95)—each abetted by accomplices, such as hulking meatballs, shaved pepperoni, and sausage or candied pecans and succulent roughage. Zeppelin-size appetites deflate under the tutelage of jumbo scallops ($26) and house-made seitan ($18) entrees, flanked with organic greens and adoring sides.
Founded in 1957, Kansas City Ballet holds rank amongst the top ballet institutions in the U.S. At its two locations—including one at the newly renovated Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity—the company divides its services between two divisions. On the Academy side, more than 20 instructors utilize their varied performing backgrounds to school aspiring professionals in dance, beginning with children ages 3 and up.
But you don’t have to yearn for the spotlight to tap into Kansas City Ballet’s wisdom. For recreational steppers, or those simply hoping to make trips to the grocery store more interesting by pirouetting down the aisles, the company also features a Studio division aimed at dancers of all ages and abilities. There, fitness and fun get blended into a schedule of classes that includes Zumba, flamenco, and jazz, as well as Pilates, yoga, and boot camp-style offerings.