Jill Taylor draws on nearly two decades of psychic experience to delve into current and past lives, particularly in regard to love and relationships. Neon signs beckon guests into a serene interior, where Taylor taps into her education in an array of psychic modalities, including palm, tarot-card, and crystal readings, helping patrons connect with their life energy by building self-awareness.
Wheel Fun Rentals’ gleaming fleet of pedal-powered wheelmobiles rejuvenate the line between points A and B. Shiny cruisers ($10/hr. at Lake Balboa; $12/hr. at Shoreline) await solo cyclists, and tandems ($15/hr. or $35/full day) act as catalysts for the perfect outdoor date for a sun-seeking couple or a farmer and his prized pumpkin. A four-wheeled single surrey ($20/hr.)—the mutant offspring of a golf cart and paddleboat—comfortably accommodates three adults and two children, and up to six adults and a pair of children can pile into a double surrey ($30/hr.) and attempt to break the sound barrier.
Exercise detective skills and untested telepathic abilities at the two-hour murder-mystery dinner, an evening of mock murder and faux fatalities unfolding over a three-course meal from O'Mamamia. In between an introductory salad and a tiramisu-cake epilogue, guests can nosh on their choice of meat lasagna, penne alfredo chicken, penne chicken with vodka sauce, or cheese ravioli with pink or marinara sauce. As mouths occupy themselves, the comic mystery begins with a murder, with a detective arriving on the scene to locate the perpetrator in the audience. Work with tablemates to clear your good name, slyly sleuthing and sorting out clues while sketching out blueprints for a deer-stalker hat with integrated deer radar.
The offspring of UPS and Mail Boxes Etc., The UPS Store packs and ships parcels at more than 4,700 locations throughout North America. The shop handles objects of various shapes and sizes, from tiny ceramic dog bowls to giant bronze busts of Lassie, swaddling them in sturdy cardboard boxes ($3.95 for a 12"x"12"x12" box), cushy packing peanuts ($2.50/cubic ft.), and squishy bubble wrap (50 cents/ft.). Thanks to the shop's dozens of delivery options, parcels can zoom to their destinations via next-day air or announce their arrival courtesy of certified mail, and customers can estimate shipping prices for all these methods with a handy online calculator. Aided by UPS tracking technology, shipping experts route boxes to domestic and international addresses. A pack-and-ship promise protects each item packed at the shop and shipped via UPS, ensuring patrons they’ll be reimbursed if their parcels are lost, damaged, or eaten by polar bears.
The poultry patrons at Big Wangs give smashmouth sports fans their fill of multiple HD screens, affordable drinks, and gigantic, tasty wings at a lively East Coast–style bar atmosphere. Browse the menu to find an array of tangy sauces, from garlic buffalo to chipotle barbecue, to deck out the plump drumettes ($6.49–$18.75). Pair a frothy 34-ounce brew, such as Sierra Nevada ($9.50), with the tasty tater tots ($3.50) to lovingly douse the championship coach within your stomach. Diners can also dig their digits into savory handhelds such as the blackened ahi sandwich ($12.49) or Big Wangs burger ($9.99).
The technicians at Imperial Dry Cleaners clean clothes efficiently while upholding a 10-point satisfaction policy and delighting clients with pristine garments. Drop off mud-stained pants ($5.95+), mustard-specked skirts ($6.35+), or sport jackets stained with the tears of constantly weeping bald eagles ($9.25+) before noon Monday–Saturday, and Imperial's crew will dry clean duds in two hours' time. Shirts ($2.95) or blouses ($5.95) vying for bubbly caresses of traditional detergents get their wish within four hours for no additional cost. Imperial's multitasking squad treats all clothes like royalty, including short dresses ($10.65+) or treasured jumpsuits saved since high-school competitive-eating days ($14.75+).