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On a trip to Chicago from his native Italy, young Mario Tricoci changed his life forever. The fledgling hairdresser stopped in at a prestigious salon, where he impressed the owner with his impeccable display of skill and landed himself a job. The next six decades brought strings of industry awards and the opening of his very own salon, which soon exploded into 26 locations in four states. With his styling prowess proven both to the industry and to the clients he encountered each day, the coiffeur decided to share his gift with others. In 2004, he established Tricoci University to foster a new generation of cosmetologists and spa technicians trained to thrive in the luxury-spa industry. Throughout the Midwest, Tricoci prot?g?s study a rigorous curriculum in high-end salon and spa surroundings to learn how to create beautiful hairdos, choose skin-flattering cosmetics, and beautify nails and skin. A team of experienced industry professionals readies pupils for the beauty world with in-depth classes, and outside education arrives via video demonstrations and guest-artist lectures on Vidal Sassoon's Wedge-Bob Postulate. More advanced students get a preview of their career to come by beautifying real people during instructor-supervised treatments, which lend the stylist essential experience as the client enjoys a pampering session at a discounted rate.
602 West Glen Avenue
Peoria,
IL
US
Harlem Globetrotters Playing Three-on-Five Since forming in the 1920s, the Harlem Globetrotters have continued to entertain millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a trademark blend of athletic precision and razzle-dazzle showmanship. For the team's 2014 tour, a rotating [roster](http://gr.pn/PHdb6w) of Globetrotter favorites?including three female players?takes to the hardwood each game. Spectators might spot veteran guard [TNT](http://gr.pn/rOe0P4) sharing a behind-the-back pass with dunker [Quake](http://gr.pn/QTIGVh), whose high jump once cleared 7 feet, cruelly dashing his dreams of working in a ceiling-fan store. The Globetrotters might also present a study in contrasts with 5-foot-2 [Too Tall](http://gr.pn/PHdmPh) and 7-foot-4 [Stretch](http://gr.pn/1dYrbUt), the team?s tallest member. During each Globetrotters game, youngsters laugh along and witness the jovial jocks performing classic routines of unconventional passing and sudden transmutations of water into confetti. To infuse their visits with an extra shot of unpredictability, the Globetrotters also let fans in each city vote on special rules for every game; past rules have included the use of a four-point shot and the installation of a penalty box. Over the years, similar antics have followed the Globetrotters around the world, including to 122 countries and territories and all six continents on which basketballs grow naturally. The Globetrotters? extensive travels haven?t gone unnoticed: they?re one of the few teams to earn a spot in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as ambassadors of the sport.
201 Southwest Jefferson Avenue
Peoria,
IL
US
For a quick and easy bite to eat, Double A's Pizza Pub is known for its piping hot pizza. Low-fat choices are not featured on the menu this place serves the real deal. Catch the sports highlights on one of the TVs at Double A's Pizza Pub. No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at Double A's Pizza Pub. At Double A's Pizza Pub, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal. Wifi is on the house at Double A's Pizza Pub, so you can stay connected on your mobile device. Double A's Pizza Pub provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late. Weekend visitors to the pizzeria are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays. Double A's Pizza Pub is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). If you're strapped for time, take out food from Double A's Pizza Pub. Double A's Pizza Pub will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours. Dine at Double A's Pizza Pub and keep your car safely parked in a nearby lot. Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Double A's Pizza Pub's moderately priced fare. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the pizzeria, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
7301 N Radnor Rd
Peoria,
IL
US
Hankering for a side of fries? Try the grub at Crusens, a tasty restaurant serving American-style fare. The gluten-free and low-fat fare at Crusens will leave you happy and full. Crusens visitors can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Perfect for after-work outings, Crusens' happy hour is hard to beat. Sit outside when the weather is fine — Crusens has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day. Crusens can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size. Musical patrons frequently perform here, so patrons can enjoy live tunes with their food. It can be a bit of a mob scene on the weekends, so don't take a chance on getting seated — best to call ahead and make a reservation. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Crusens — it's strictly casual. Save some dough on parking at Crusens. At Crusens, diners can make use of the safe bike rack. Your tab at Crusens will usually run to about $30 per guest.
426 E War Memorial Dr
Peoria,
IL
US
While bowlers have become accustomed to playing under fluorescent lighting and perching on vinyl seats, Jillian's updates the experience with a nightclub atmosphere and modern decor. Each lane in the black-light bowling lounge holds up to eight people in a luminous glow that?s harmless to the eyes of baby bats. Between bowling frames, three Brunswick Black Stallion billiard tables engage those with the urge for further friendly competition. Alternately, patrons can turn to the game room where they can get their adrenaline racing. Players sate between-set hunger pangs with the dining room's menu of American eats such as hot wings, burgers, and pizzas.
5201 W War Memorial Dr
Peoria,
IL
US
Whether you prefer tea or coffee, Joe's Peoria cafe has a wide selection of beverages. There are plenty of TVs in the bar to go around as well, so diners don't have to worry about missing out on anything. Joe's Peoria caters to all party sizes, both large and small. Warm weather brings out Joe's Peoria's highly coveted patio seating. Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Joe's Peoria's complimentary wifi. Weekend diners may find themselves waiting for a table, as Friday and Saturday nights tend to draw a crowd. Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Joe's Peoria, known for its laid-back ambience. Or, take your grub to go. If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot. Come to Joe's Peoria for a satisfying meal that won't break the bank.
1301 W Pioneer Pkwy
Peoria,
IL
US
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