The Peveto family's name became synonymous with stopping power when John Peveto II opened his first Brake Check shop in 1968. More than 40 years and 40 shops later, the family still helps cars stop (and go) with brake-pad inspections, wheel alignments, battery replacements, and oil changes. With convenience in mind, each shop opens its work bays seven days a week, offers online appointments, and backs up several of their services with lifetime warranties that are then backed up by other even more muscular warranties.:m]]
The idea behind Monster Dessert Bar hatched when its founders were all struck by a colossal craving for something sweet. The entrepreneurs immediately envisioned a place where they could let their sweet teeth run wild among plentiful dessert options––a place where they could answer the question, “Cookies, frozen yogurt, or cheesecake?” with a simple “Yes.”
That place materialized as Monster Dessert Bar. The shop’s bright, cheerful space abounds with decadent temptations wherever you turn, from the colorful line of candy and fruit toppings to the glass display case of miniature cupcakes, whoopee pies, and slices of cheesecake. Baristas work at a feverish pace behind their counter, foaming milk for lattes and mochas. Guests operate self-serve machines, filling their cups with swirls of frozen yogurt in delicious flavors such as rich red velvet and cake batter.
Over the past two decades, Jamela Rodriguez has channeled her passion for fitness into a career. Today, armed with experience teaching yoga, aerobics, and a variety of group fitness classes, she helps her clients set and achieve their fitness goals, which could include losing weight, gaining muscle, or adopting healthy eating habits.
Chefs at CiCi’s Pizza craft crusts from scratch daily before slathering on whole-milk mozzarella and sauce blended from vine-ripened tomatoes to construct a slew of savory pies. The all-you-can-eat buffet ($5.49/adult; $3.99/child) lets purists chow unlimited classic pizzas topped with cheese, ham, and Italian-style sausage, while adventurous eaters can chase rare species such as the buffalo chicken pizza or the Mexican-style Olé. A plethora of pastas and signature salads makes a health-conscious addition to any buffet plate or dinnertime craft project, and freshly baked brownies, apple pizza, and cinnamon rolls round out CiCi’s savory offerings. CiCi’s children’s buffet comes with unlimited drinks, while parents or grown-up ninja turtles can complement the adult pizza buffet with a regular ($1.89) or large ($2.39) cup of liquid refreshment. Toddlers younger than 3 fill their bellies for free, ensuring that they won’t deface their siblings' pizzas out of jealousy or feel tempted to eat the family’s bananaphone.
Style: Hatha Yoga
Students should bring: Water bottle
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Outdoors only
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Arrive 10 minutes early
Yoga&Hiking's instructors lead 90-minute excursions into city parks and along country trails, encouraging a connection with the outdoors through meditative stretching. Instructors typically split classes right down the middle, dedicating 45 minutes to raising heart rates while exploring the verdant environs. After working up a sweat, classes settle in nearby fields or clearings for an outdoor series of asanas that help students become both flexible and strong.
Color Tyme Photography?s owner John Billingsley calls himself a photojournalist, a term he borrowed from his bachelor of arts degree in photojournalism. He aims to document life as it occurs, wherever it occurs, whether he?s snapping article-worthy shots for a newspaper, taking in the sights and sounds of nature, or memorializing someone?s wedding day. Billingsley cites his primary inspiration as Ansel Adams, a film photographer who obsessed over the interplay of light and shadow. ?He was about [the] realism of the photo,? Billingsley says, ?I am about the realism of the moment and catching the natural light.?