From behind the wheel of imposing Lincoln town cars, Cadillac Escalades, and stretch limousines, Mellow Ride Limousine’s seasoned drivers guide refined rides down bumper-to-bumper streets or wide-open roads with professional courtesy. The plush fleet delivers passengers to events and occasions in stylish comfort, containing the wedding party’s infectious excitement on the way to the reception hall or helping families to take theme-park excursions without the hassle of growing a pumpkin and waiting for it to turn into a carriage. Drivers operate throughout a wide service area, delivering fliers to a slew of terminals at LAX, Burbank Airport, John Wayne Airport, and other major area airports.
Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Center's mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.
Continuing a 57-year legacy, the experienced mobile-electronics technicians at Al & Ed's Autosound equip car owners with safe driving solutions during two-hour hands-free Bluetooth installations. Armed with an extensive arsenal of adapters, the technicians integrate Parrot CK3000 Evolution Bluetooth units with existing audio systems, allowing calls to be heard through the vehicle's speakers. Any phone equipped with Bluetooth connectivity can sync with the handy hands-free device, regardless of manufacturer or carrier. Responding to voice commands from the driver, the unit conjures up contacts from its database of up to 150 names when called upon, much like a faithful robotic court wizard.
Hamburger Hamlet has its roots in the original Hamburger Hamlet, an upscale burger joint opened in 1950 by actor Harry Lewis and his wife, Marilyn. Much like the studio system and rampant anti-Communist paranoia of that time, however, that Hamburger Hamlet is no more. In its place is a chain of restaurants that have retained the original's commitment to quality food, A-list service, and morose Act III soliloquies. The new Hamburger Hamlet's menu, overseen by executive chef Tony Zidar, updates much of the original Ham Ham fare while expanding upon the available eats. Still on the roster are burgers with beef, turkey, or veggie patties, such as the all-American classic cheeseburger ($9.95–$10.95) or the avocado-topped Marilyn Burger ($10.50–$10.95), all served with regular, mesquite, or garlic fries. On the new menu, however, are entrees such as a pan-roasted chicken served with spinach and garlic-parmesan fries ($16.95–$17.95), a barbecue meatloaf sandwich with garlic mashed potatoes on its arm ($10.95–$11.95), and a California market salad loaded with nuts, vegetables, chicken, cranberries, and goat cheese ($13.50–$13.95). Chocolateers and fudgeistadors will hit pay dirt with Hamburger Hamlet's ultimate hot-fudge cake ($8.95–$9.95), just one of the several rich desserts offered.
A full-service center approved by AAA, AutoAid tends to domestic, import, and light-truck vehicles. Skilled technicians perform factory-scheduled maintenance, tune-ups, and engine emission service, as well as smog-related repairs and more dramatic auto overhauls. A convenient online appointment system makes scheduling repairs a simple, quick process, and the center's CarMD page offers a broad knowledge base for patrons.
The wayfaring detailers at Shine Bright Mobile Auto Detail & Wash cart their own soft-water supply to every job they're called upon. That way, they help drivers avoid the dreaded spotting associated with standard car washes or driving behind a leaky milk truck. Shine Bright knows that interiors are just as important as the exteriors, which is why they also offer interior shampooing, pet-hair and gum removal, and leather conditioning.