Cognoscenti Coffee owner Yeekai Lim sources most of his beans from Four Barrel in San Francisco. But when he finds a new flavor he likes from another roaster, he’ll bring that in for his customers, too; previous beans have come from Heart Coffee Roasters in Portland and the local Handsome Coffee Roasters. With these carefully selected coffees, he churns out some of the city’s best brews—LA Weekly ranked Cognoscenti Coffee number two on its list of Los Angeles’ top coffee shops in 2011. A favorite of the magazine's is Cognoscenti’s cortado, a Spanish-style beverage that’s half espresso and half warm milk. Lim finishes each mug or highball glass of java by etching hearts, swirls, and scone recipes into the foam on top.
Bradco Kitchens and Baths offers innovative kitchen and bath design and kitchen remodeling services. Throughout their showroom, a team of experts helps clients choose products from top manufacturers around the world, to create the ideal kitchen or bathroom. Bradco is a pioneer in eco-friendly kitchen and bath remodeling projects, from concept to completion. The company specializes in custom eco-friendly kitchen cabinets, and runs its own manufacturing plant, allowing them the ability to control what is produced and how it is made. The staff is detail-oriented, professional and accommodating, showing clients a range of products to choose from, including custom cabinets, quartz countertops, flooring and appliances.
Maids Beverly Hills’ teams of licensed, bonded, and insured maids cleanse homes with practiced procedures and pet-friendly products. Residences are made spotless as maids disinfect kitchen and bathroom surfaces, dust furniture, vacuum floors, and tend to special requests. With a goal of quality, each cleaning team includes a leader to oversee the work, communicate directly with clients, and referee postcleaning soccer matches. All maids go through a thorough interview, background check, and specialized training before taking the first sweeps of a broom in a client’s home.
CitySolve Urban Race lets citizens explore their metropolis through a one-day odyssey that tests speed, stamina, and smarts. Teams scamper through their burb as they solve clues ranging from anagrams and pop-culture trivia to deciphering graffiti written in pig Latin. Interspersed throughout the race are mettle-testing physical challenges, molding iron wills to such tasks as dodgeball, improv comedy games, or identifying ice-cream flavors. Each day's race also awards winners for best costumes and best tweet. Each urban iditarod takes between two to three hours, and jet packs are strictly prohibited.
Allan Jeffries Framing's experienced staff handcrafts custom framing treatments for treasured collectibles, letting you choose from more than 1,000 custom frame samples. The knowledgeable staffers guide patrons in selecting the right supplies for each piece, creatively framing works of art, diplomas, photographs, or million-dollar bills. To protect your treasures, the staff can outfit them with archival museum-quality mats and UV-protected nonglare glass or plexiglass.
A supervised crew wages total war on armies of allergens posted in the farthest corners of your home, capturing clandestine dust bunnies and combing over counters to ensure safe kitchen passageways. A bathroom cleaner disinfects toilets, tubs, and showers before scrubbing anti-bacterial elbow grease into sinks and floors. Vacuums and dusters expunge dust from carpets, furniture, and cavernous cubbyholes under beds. While bedroom linens are changed and bathroom towels are replaced, a kitchen staff member massages toasters stressed from heaving Pop-Tarts and clears cobwebs from unused ovens. Field supervisors manage every job, ensuring quality control and giving clients a point of contact in case they have special requests.