Oscar's treats locals to seasonal fare from a calm spot at the Birmingham Museum of Art. The restaurant's produce hails from nearby local vendors, including the Jones Valley Urban Farm, and emerges from the kitchen in various, artfully appetizing ways. Seasonal starters include warm butternut-and-leek gratin with dipping croutons ($6) and the Remington salad, a gathering of mixed greens, roasted beets, grilled red onions, and sliced beef tenderloin ($12). Sandwiches also beef up the menu, including grainy stars such as the smoked turkey reubenesque, which ties together turkey, fontina cheese, and creamy jalapeno slaw inside an unknotted tandem of freshly baked rye ($10.50).
Dr. Todd Walborn knows that not every patient is comfortable discussing his or her feelings in person. That's why, in addition to office visits, the licensed psychologist communicates with patients during online chat sessions or via e-mail. Regardless of the format, Dr. Todd helps adults and adolescents work through emotional issues, such as depression, anxiety, and relationship woes. As a certified forensics examiner, he untangles equally sensitive issues, such as evaluating witness testimony and making probation and parole recommendations.
The aestheticians at Pamp-A-Roma give hands and feet the star treatment. They trim and buff nails during mani-pedis, before applying standard OPI polishes, glazes, or chip-resistant Shellac. They administer some out-of-the-ordinary treatments as well, such as a jelly pedicure. During this service, feet and toes dip into a pool of gelatin that warms muscles. Additionally, Pamp-A-Roma's team isn't confined to a single location. They travel to homes for spa parties and treat birthday girls and guests to spa services such as mani-pedis.
Air Conditioning Systems, Inc.'s proprietor and indoor climate-control specialist, Robert Akins, retools vital household equipment with the confidence and aptitude he acquired from more than 30 years of professional experience. During a tune-up, talented technicians inspect and clean all aspects of air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces, prolonging the systems' lives and catching any mechanical problems before they cause expensive breakdowns or devastating space-time rifts. The fully licensed and bonded HVAC-inspectors courteously complete their tasks in a mere half-hour and also provide free equipment replacement estimates, second opinions, and diagnoses for repairs. In addition to ensuring long-term thermal comfort with extensive check-ups, Air Conditioning Systems' skilled personnel arrive equipped with freon and most standard parts in case they need to make additional repairs or compete in impromptu science fairs.