ShowOff Audio Center's passionate sales team and skillful mechanics employ a compendium of mobile audio, video, and electronics knowledge to outfit motor carriages with futuristic components. Keys become utilitarian infant toys after engines develop the remote-starting powers characteristic of an AutoPage C3-RS603 system. Installations wrap up in as little as one hour and back up efficient craftsmanship with a lifetime service guarantee.
Established in Austin in 1987, Custom Sounds has grown into an award-winning company with more than 15 locations throughout Texas and St. Louis. At each location, state-of-the-art showrooms blast tunes from speakers and let customers get hands-on experience playing with products from some of the industry's top brands, including Alpine, Kenwood, and Pioneer.?
But it's not just the high-quality products that make Custom Sounds a go-to source for automotive upgrades: it's the meticulous work from its staff. Custom Sounds backs all of its services with a lifetime warranty because its technicians do all the little things right. They even take the time to solder and heat shrink every connection in every car they work on to ensure top-of-the-line sound. Their detailed work also carries over to installations of remote car starters, security systems, and window tints for cars that are addicted to sunbathing.
Pinot's Palette is less an art studio than it is a way for people to enjoy a libation-filled night out with friends, one that happens to include a painting project. The painting sessions evoke adults' inner artists whether they have any painting experience or not, encouraging conversation and good cheer while painting and sipping. Some locations feature a BYOB policy while others serve beer and wine from the bar. Each session features a predetermined painting?from flowers and animals to known classics such as Van Gogh's Starry Night?which each participant tackles from their own artistic angle under the guidance of an experienced instructor.
The Fountain On Locust has earned accolades such as St. Louis Magazine's award for Best Restaurant On a Budget in 2012 and an honorable mention as one of Sauce Magazine's favorite restaurants to impress out-of-towners. Described as "luscious" by Sauce Magazine reviewers, the café's ice-cream creations skew toward adults. They may be topped with hand-crafted sauces or blended into champagne floats and eclectic ice-cream martinis. On the menu, these sweets converge with a panoply of vintage cocktails and playful café dishes that include hot roast-beef melts and a turkey BLT "so good you might cry."
The retro cuisine meshes perfectly with the vintage-inspired decor, highlighted by walls of hand-painted midnight-blue murals. Black and white tile floors spread out from a wooden bar lit with art deco-style hanging lamps, much like the kind F. Scott Fitzgerald described in his unpublished novella about Gatsby's electrician. And yet the restaurant's eclectic design isn't limited to the dining space—The Fountain won Cintas' America's Best Restroom Award in 2010.
TVPro audio and visual professionals have worked to preserve and enhance customer memories since 1984. When converting media in their studio, team members carefully handle tapes with skill gained from years of handling analog formats. They upload audio from reel-to-reel tapes, vinyl records, and audio cassettes onto digital CDs and convert 8mm and 16mm film to DVD to keep footage from being permanently lost to damage or natural deterioration. In addition to transferring files to digital media or cyborg braincases, TVPro documents weddings and special events, and has been ranked by CityVoter as the Best Videographer in St. Louis.
The team at JitterSwing Dance Clubs constantly assures their clients that “JitterSwing is our name ... it is not a Dance.” Thanks to film and music videos, swing dance conjures images of acrobatics and leaping bodies, but JitterSwing’s instructors are popular for their approachable St. Louis Imperial style, which is slower-paced and accessible to students of any age. They lead couples and singles through group and private sessions that cover many other types of swing dance as well as country two-step, the cha-cha, and the river waltz. Partners preparing for a wedding dance can take advantage of private lessons, and youths aged 10–16 are invited to the juniors program. In addition to the multiple locations where instructors conduct their sessions, JitterSwing staff members also come out to private events to instruct guests of all ages.