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]]
Play It Again Sports, a national franchise, hosts a sports-savvy staff that dedicates itself to providing growing athletes with new and used equipment from brands such as Easton, Rawlings, and Reebok. Shoppers can step up to bat with a cudgel from Easton ($19.99+) or pick up a frolfing disk ($3.99 used; $7.99 new) and never again waste an afternoon hammering golf balls flat. Play It Again Sports stocks its athletic arsenal with the help of its customers, offering buybacks for store credit, trade-ups for extra savings, and a lucrative bounty on baseballs saved from the maws of neighborhood dogs.
Painting with a Twist adultizes the group art class by pairing expert instruction with the option to sip libations and socialize with other classmates. Check the schedule online to view available classes. Each two- or three-hour session will teach you step-by-step how to replicate the featured design (upcoming classes capture everything from flowers to crawfish, cafés, and the rugged masculinity of Burton Gilliam). Canvas, paints, and brushes are all provided, along with a handy stock of wine cups and openers to promote the creative flow. Upon the conclusion of your BYOB painting class, you'll have a 16”x20” painting to hang proudly atop your mantle.
Foot Solutions conducts in-depth personal evaluations to help the foot-pained find the right footgear to sedate their barking dogs. Through a comprehensive evaluation that employs an advanced digital foot-mapping technique, staffers can determine the causes of pain and then use the results to soothe fidgety kickers with prefabricated FS700 arch supports. Customers can also opt to put the $65 value of their Groupon toward custom orthotic inserts (up to $289) or a pair of Finn Comfort Vaasas ($350), Chung Shis ($245), or other arch-ameliorating footwear, finally ditching the bewildered old woman with whom they'd been previously forced to live. Customers will also receive 20% off custom biomechanical arch supports if purchased on the same day as they use their Groupon, or on any day that Venus is aligned with Martin Van Buren's mutton chops.
Chamak Artisan Chocolates & Confections takes tongues on a flavorful trip around the world. As one of only a few chocolatiers who specialize in southeast Asian flavors, Sarah Ali introduces clients to exotic artisan chocolates they likely have never tried before.
She whips up handcrafted chocolates, including flame-colored sholay confections, which infuse dark chocolate with red-pepper and cinnamon. Utilizing her background as a makeup artist, she can also hand-paint or airbrush chocolates with customized messages and designs. Among her exotic truffles are vegan treats such as the chai aur biscoot, flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and other chai infusions. Other desserts draw on Bollywood songs, such as the gulabi aankhen jo teri ("Your Rose-Like Eyes"), a drop of sweet milk chocolate injected with rose essence and rolled in poppy seeds.
The Glazery is chock-full of more than 1,000 different ceramic pieces, serving as waiting canvases for paintbrush-wielding patrons. Friends, couples, and enemies stuck together after a terrible rubber-cement accident can select a paintbrush and a multitude of paint colors to breathe life into white ceramic shapes. Containers shaped like cupcakes, owls, and donuts ($15.70 each) can be painted any hue of the rainbow, and customers can create a ceramic menagerie by painting winks and smirks on animal figurines ($15.70 each). The Glazery also carries authorized Disney figurines ($17.55 each), allowing artists to give Minnie an updated frock and Mickey a full-body dye job. The cost of the ceramic piece covers everything except for tax, and post-kiln projects will be ready for pickup about a week after being painted.