At Handy J Car Wash, newly gleaming rides slip back out into traffic. Their windows take on the cold shimmer of a mountain lake, and bodies undergo a beautiful transformation like a butterfly becoming a proper gentleman. The technicians watch the cars leave, returning tire dressing, yellow carnauba wax, and Scotchguard to their storage places.
Hamburger Hamlet has its roots in the original Hamburger Hamlet, an upscale burger joint opened in 1950 by actor Harry Lewis and his wife, Marilyn. Much like the studio system and rampant anti-Communist paranoia of that time, however, that Hamburger Hamlet is no more. In its place is a chain of restaurants that have retained the original's commitment to quality food, A-list service, and morose Act III soliloquies. The new Hamburger Hamlet's menu, overseen by executive chef Tony Zidar, updates much of the original Ham Ham fare while expanding upon the available eats. Still on the roster are burgers with beef, turkey, or veggie patties, such as the all-American classic cheeseburger ($9.95–$10.95) or the avocado-topped Marilyn Burger ($10.50–$10.95), all served with regular, mesquite, or garlic fries. On the new menu, however, are entrees such as a pan-roasted chicken served with spinach and garlic-parmesan fries ($16.95–$17.95), a barbecue meatloaf sandwich with garlic mashed potatoes on its arm ($10.95–$11.95), and a California market salad loaded with nuts, vegetables, chicken, cranberries, and goat cheese ($13.50–$13.95). Chocolateers and fudgeistadors will hit pay dirt with Hamburger Hamlet's ultimate hot-fudge cake ($8.95–$9.95), just one of the several rich desserts offered.
Each member of the team refreshes automobiles inside and out, whether by steady hand or thorough machine. Cars can also enjoy hand wax alongside thorough interior or exterior detail packages. While cars are getting pampered, customers can wait in a comfortable room that features padded chairs and photographs of historic tic-tac-toe matches.
Security One Alarm customizes its security system to suit each home and thanks to Security One Alarm's smartphone and tablet apps, homeowners can even control virtually any aspect of their abode from the palm of their hand. The program allows users to set the thermostat, activate lights and small appliances, arm motion detectors, and identify visitors with live-streaming cameras. Remote-controlled locks mean doors can be opened for the housesitter while you're on vacation, and Security One's carbon monoxide detectors alert not only the current residents, but emergency services as well.
Using Autologic computer diagnostics, Sherman Oaks Exclusive’s factory-trained technicians can spot any number of automotive issues—whether an engine needs to be replaced or just requires a quick oil change. In addition to improving performance, the staff can spruce up a car’s cosmetic side with upholstery replacements, car wraps, flashy new tires and wheels, or racing stripes made of lipstick. Sherman Oaks Exclusive also showcases rows upon rows of domestic and imported rides that feature low mileage and glossy finishes.
ECO Detail specializes in environmentally friendly car-detailing services and waterless car washes. The extensive treatment will give your horseless carriage a polish outside and in, deep into the realm where the car's hopefully benevolent spirit resides. The skilled and friendly staff of eco-aware scrubbers will provide a waterless wash, polish, and protection to all exterior body panels as well as the front and rear bumpers. All windows and mirrors will be given a streak-free cleaning, ensuring that rapidly approaching Irish step dancers will be visible from every angle. The exclusive ECO sanitizing system (a $49.99 value) uses organic disinfecting oils to penetrate the air-duct system, naturally slaughtering the bacteria and mildew that can cause lingering damp-dog and wet-cigar aromas. The air in your vehicular space will be clean, smell fresh, and be less likely to trigger respiratory and sinus issues.