The professional cleaning crew at Ramos Quality Cleaning Services, LLC, roams Montgomery and Frederick Counties, tidying the innards of houses, apartments, and offices. The detail-oriented crew cleans from baseboard to bats asleep on the ceiling fan, dusting, organizing, and sanitizing surfaces all the while. All work is inspected after the cleaning to ensure a meticulous job.
Dry Clean Plus launders sweaters, pants, shirts, and suits, as well as household items, including rugs, drapes, and comforters. Sullied formalwear and sensitive fabrics prove no match for staffers—they're well equipped to clean scuffed leather and dirty suede or make wedding dresses look as good as new. Expert tailoring and alterations are also available, and the shop even offers shoe repair, even though there are no elves currently on staff.
Cuba de Ayer Restaurant owners Jessica and William Rodriguez ensure their dishes demonstrate what the Washingtonian dubbed "the mandate of the Cuban restaurant: The food should never be too fine or too fussy." Their menu lets the traditional food speak for itself, from the marinated pork that arrives draped in sautéed onions to the hearty black beans and rice that accompany thinly-sliced steaks.
Steaming plates load tables inside the cozy dining room, which sports rich oxblood walls decorated with colorful artwork. Guests relax in snug booths with cups of café con leche and sweet tres leches cakes, a decadent alternative to glasses of milk.
Since 1972, Village Square Cleaners's team of drivers and dirt-fighters has escorted clothing to the business' service bases and then back home to clients within the Tyson-Dulles corridor. At each location, every garment, textile, and pillowcase stops at four inspection stations on its way to purification?a process that ensures that dirt and debris have been evicted from every fiber. Village Square Cleaners can return refreshed garments to their owners on the day after pickup and will accept any unwanted hangers to recycle into antennas for two-way radios.
When a career as a fitness instructor instilled in him the importance of a balanced yet palatable diet, Stephen Charles Lincoln founded The Protein Bakery in 1999 to sate clients' sweet teeth while maintaining fitness-focused bodies. Lauded by Oprah Winfrey as "genuinely delicious," the bakery's cookies, brownies, and blondies—all baked in small batches daily—blend decadent flavors with nourishing whey protein and wheat-free, high-fiber ingredients. Perfectly cut brownie squares in flavors such as mint and espresso¬ mingle with peanut-butter and chocolate-chip blondies to create protein-packed snacks. Cookies in flavors such as oatmeal cranberry and chocolate chocolate chip pack up to 6 grams of protein each to forge healthy treats and help to jump-start the bodybuilding careers of dessert-addicted Muppets.