Like many children, Tim McCann learned how to clean clothes from his grandmother—his education was just much more involved than most. His grandparents founded the original Best Cleaners in 1957, and it was after them that Tim and his wife Catherine named their company and modeled their business. With a lifetime of dry-cleaning education embedded in their fibers like so much starch, the McCanns boast impeccable cleaning services driven by eco-friendly technology. Each of its locations are inspected, tested, and certified by America's Best Cleaners, a third-party organization that vets the garment-care industry. Best Cleaners Dry Cleaning offers free delivery for clients in the area, as well as extra services such as bridal-gown care, tailoring, and rug cleaning.
For their efforts, Best Cleaners Dry Cleaning is a perennial presence among the top 30 cleaners nationwide.
BYD is Austin's original practitioner of Bikram yoga, the method famous for heating its practice space to a sweat-inducing, detoxifying 105 degrees to make the body malleable enough to safely stretch its way through all 26 asanas (postures) and two breathing exercises. Over the course of 90 minutes, BYD's impassioned instructors will lead you through each asana, bestowing strength and flexibility while priming the different organs of the body to awaken and do their groovy thing. Classes take place every day of the week from morning to evening and are geared for yoga veterans as moldable as warm wax, neophytes unable to touch their toes (or their hands), and everyone in between.
The clothes-cleaning team at Morgan Family Dry Cleaners spruces up garments with all-star washing talent, an eco-conscious attitude, and a complimentary pickup-and-delivery service for select areas. After customers drop off chocolate-smeared dress shirts ($3.99), dirty blouses ($4.79), tear-stained tuxedos ($12), and grimy sweaters ($5.50), duds undergo a multi-point inspection that sniffs out any fugitive stains and a perc-free cleaning process that scrubs away even the most stubborn polka dots. Morgan Family Dry Cleaners recycles hangers and stores patrons' preferences—such as starch or no starch and Pepsi or Coke—on a computer system worthy of the 21st century.
Without relying on toxic cleaning products such as Perchloroethylene and hydrocarbon solvents or a bucket of melted action figures, EcoClean delivers professional garment cleaning and laundry services that are as good for the environment as they are easy on your skin. Thanks to a special wet cleaning process that uses biodegradable detergents and state-of-the-art equipment, clients can have their dirty shirts and blouses ($6.75), pants ($7), and regular dresses ($9) cleaned to a point of earth-friendly squeakiness. To prep for an important job interview or a mistakenly formal appearance at a paintball field, sport coats ($8), two-piece suits ($15), and full-length formal wear ($40) can be rid of their annoying aromas faster than coating a skunk with body spray. EcoClean also provides free pick-up and delivery (limited area available; call for details). Additional charges apply to items that are lined, beaded, stained, pleated, ruffled, or heated frequently in microwaves.
Helmed by a husband-and-wife team of seasoned shutterbugs, CherryBones Photography captures memorable moments with a stylistic, vintage flair. A three-hour CherryBones photo-booth rental lets party planners reap a windfall of fun, formal photos at weddings or effortlessly steal dozens of souls dressed in business-casual at office parties. One of CherryBones’s estimable imagists accompanies the booth, zooming in for close-up shots of lovey-dovey duos, expertly cropping pin-ups of photogenic foursomes, and manipulating space-time to capture festive wide shots of the entire House of Representatives. CherryBones can deliver the photo booth to any location in the greater Austin area, and a copy of all two-dimensional memory bytes will be made available to customers on a DVD as well as in an online gallery that will be posted after the event.
Run by the same family since 1915, Home Steam Laundry & Cleaners fortifies fibers with professional cleansing and pressing treatments. For drive-thru service, customers escort dresses ($8.19), sweaters ($5.19), vests, and ties ($3.69) to the cleaning specialists without having to leave the comfort of their cars' air conditioning or bacon-scented air fresheners. Perchloroethylene-free hydrocarbon solvents work to purify hydrophobic suits ($8.19) and blouses ($4.59), and extracting dryers leave finished garments free of excess chemicals. Flatwork orders ($2.05/pound) such as tablecloths and linens become smooth under the heat of a specialized flatwork-ironing machine. For an additional 25 percent, customers can invoke the Rocket service, which readies garments in three hours, that are dropped off before noon, by launching them into the cleansing atmosphere of the ozone layer.