Chefs on Bravo's Top Chef and Top Chef Masters use it, Rachael Ray loves it, and Wolfgang Puck's Los Angeles Food and Wine event uses it exclusively. Its success stems from its simplicity—a knife and fork combined into one: the Knork. Knork founder Mike Miller stumbled onto this idea while on a date at a pizzeria. He was frustrated in his attempts to neatly eat his slice with a fork, and found a solution that serves as both a cutting and piercing device. Though at first glance it may look like a standard fork, the Knork's beveled edges and broadly curved outer tines can slice through fruit, pizza, vegetables, and fish without being so sharp as to endanger diners' fingers. The Knork line of elegant flatware extends to stainless steel spoons, knives, and serving utensils as well. The tableware comes in high-gloss, matte, or dual-toned finishes, and is ergonomically designed for maximal comfort.
Tropical Designs boasts a 4,000 sq. ft. showroom that displays a massive inventory of live tropical plants ($8.48–$102.48), orchids ($18.48–$35.48), and vivid bromeliads, as well as lifelike silk trees ($118–$300), custom silk arrangements (average price $115), and decorative containers ($9–$300). For 35 years, the green-thumbed design staff has created lush, colorful arrangements for homes, businesses, and special events, and customers can benefit from a complimentary consultation with one of their executive sales designers to help plan an appropriate arrangement for any space. With their vibrant selection of sophisticated florals and colorful containers, Tropical Designs is able to bring the earth's ripest bounty from the outside in to create a tropical paradise without the stifling humidity and monstrous human-mosquito hybrids.
At Fremont Laser MedSpa, Dr. James Kojian is as one of the first doctors in the Bay area to utilize this new laser treatment, and Fremont Laser Med Spa has treated more than 18,000 clients of every skin type, including over 1,000 patients for face-fat reduction. He oversees a team of laser technicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians' assistants as they administer FDA-approved beautification services that keep skin looking youthful. Dr. Kojian draws on his experience in the fields of anti-aging and longevity as well as aesthetics, calibrating his arsenal of lasers to target everything from wrinkles and rosacea to unwanted hair and rebel spacecraft. Fat-liquifying lasers safely circumvent the skin to liquefy fat cells, aiming to let the body flush them away for a potential loss of inches.
Over the past 35 years, Wichita Appliance Service's combination of courteous service and technical know-how has acquired the company a loyal group of repeat customers as well as a grade of A+ from the Better Business Bureau. Specialized technicians maintain and repair all brands of household appliances, from malfunctioning refrigerators to coldhearted stoves. Maintenance services also keep dishwashers and garbage disposals functioning at the top of their game. Wichita Appliance Service can save the day when washers and dryers stop functioning properly or start holding one sock from every pair hostage.
The expert tailors at Alterations By Sarah take great care in changing the way clothing fits to reflect the metamorphosis of each client. Weight-related alterations are a specialty, so whether clients have recently lost inches of waist from a bout of avian pants flu or gained a few pounds, Sarah will return their tweaked, trimmed, and torqued threads to body-complementing shape. Alterations such as back-to-school tailoring or vintage clothing fitting are personally guaranteed by the master cloth transmogrifier herself, and each location offers dry-cleaning services to keep vestments looking sharp.
At 4,500 independently owned and operated stores spread across the nation, Ace Hardware carries the tools and tips homeowners need to complete plumbing projects, electrical work, or aesthetic alterations to gardens or backyards. Celebrating 88 years in existence, the stores stock well-organized aisles with brand-name products from Craftsman, DeWalt, and Scotts perfect for simple afternoon projects or extensive overhauls to the fleet of antique rickshaws in the garage.