A participant in HGTV's Landscape Smart, Lawn and Landscape Gardens imbues its services with 19 years of knowledge as they craft unique designs and maintain lush lawns. Its brigade of yard artists pledges allegiance to the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association and continually takes continuing-education classes to stay ahead of industry advances. Refusing to sacrifice quality for profits, the company limits the number of new customers it takes on each season to make sure each one gets enough attention and hand-typed secret-admirer notes. In addition to beautifying neighborhood yards, Lawn and Landscape Gardens extends their service into the community at large, sponsoring courses at the University of Minnesota's agricultural school and assisting schools with garden projects.
The seasoned racers at Right Fit Running know the mechanics of an excellent stride, the structure of sneakers, and the joys and trials of pounding the pavement. As runners themselves, they're fit to equip fellow athletes with shoes, apparel, and gear that enhance performance. When runners need new shoes, sales associates begin by evaluating foot shape and pronation. When runners want to scale up from half marathons to full marathons, the experts suggest energy supplements and performance-enhancing gear, such as compression socks and jet packs.
With five locations open seven days a week, Tires Plus is quick to set ailing cars on the mend. Since 1983, its expert staff has not only stocked tires from names such as BFGoodrich and Michelin but also performed countless tune-ups on ailing vehicles. Its services cover everything from a standard oil change to the replacement of sputtering transmissions or the aging radio personality that lives behind your speakers.
Family owned and operated for almost 60 years, Totino's Italian Kitchen crafts old-fashioned Italian cuisine from revered family recipes. Arm tongue buds with the menu’s edible artillery of pasta, soups, sandwiches, and more. Weary incisors can take tasty naps on doughy pillows of homemade meat or cheese ravioli ($10.99), and those seeking refuge from overly aggressive horse whisperers can hunker down behind slices of lasagna ($9.99) or heaping hills of spaghetti ($9.99). Totino’s also coaxes slumbering sweet teeth out of their caves with chocolate-dipped cannolis ($3.99) and felicitous forkfuls of tiramisu ($5.99).
Scott Hansen's Comedy Gallery splits sides with stand-up comedy performances served up alongside full dinners. Take a seat at Welsch’s Big Ten Tavern at 8 p.m. to enjoy a quarter-chicken dinner, served with soup or salad, and the choice of a baked potato, au gratins, garlic mashed potatoes, wild rice, steamed vegetables, or a side of already-primed smiles. At 9 p.m., the laughs begin as that evening’s comic takes the stage. On September 9 and 10, veteran Minneapolis comic Jodie Maruska relates hilarious hijinks about life, family, and body acceptance. On September 16 and 17, Eugene Meaux presents a menagerie of relatable characters from daily life in a fun, friendly, and real performance. On September 24, laugh along with comedian Jim Wiggins, who has tickled audiences on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, in a performance that harkens back to the witty styles of comedians like George Carlin and Thomas Edison.
Anytime Fitness, as the name suggests, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 512 days a year with nonstop security. The one-month membership equips novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike with the treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights necessary to garner enough fitness to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. Two personal-training sessions provide members with one-on-one coaching to help hurdle over fitness plateaus and imbue health hunters with expert advice on nutrition and exercise routines. Highlight the results of fat-frying and muscle-mass-magnifying sessions with one month of included unlimited tanning to paint new, ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze. As an added bonus, this Groupon waives the enrollment fee.