The father-son duo behind Tinsley's Dry Cleaners presents a full menu of dry-cleaning and alterations services. A decade in the stain-solving business has lent their skills a professional touch, which they use to handle fabrics ranging from dress clothes and wedding gowns to Persian rugs and curtains. The drive-thru window at each of the two locations ensures a quick and easy drop-off without forcing clients to leave the car or install a washing machine in their back seat.
Frame Warehouse creates professional, custom picture frames that are designed to protect all kinds of artistic creations and memorabilia while complementing their natural charms. Customers can choose from hundreds of ready-made mats and frames that translate into thousands of frame permutations (tabletop frames average $7–$10), or they can opt for a custom design clipped from the crafty corners of their own minds. All framing products are of the highest quality—barrier papers, dust covers, acid-free products, and five kinds of UV-resistant glasses combine to permanently preserve your masterful fingerpainting from fifth grade or your collection of two-dimensional cross-sections sliced out of the world’s skyscrapers. Prices vary widely depending on how the customer navigates the flowchart from frame size to final product, but most jerseys can be framed for less than $200, diplomas for as low as $75, and posters for under $100.
This neighborhood frame shop's skilled staff draws upon 30 years in the business to beautifully border and colorfully capture beloved pieces. Aspiring art-edgers can browse more than 1,000 moldings, including eco-friendly options, and then add mats crafted from a variety of flauntable fabrics. Preservationists can protect precious memories with a selection of conservation materials, which help to extend the life of irreplaceable works plagued by air, dust mites, and frequent polar-bear attacks. Irving Park's experts also offer shadowbox framing to display valued objects such as clothing or sports and military memorabilia. After leaving future wall adornments in Irving Park Art & Frame's capable hands, patrons are invited to view the shop's art gallery, which displays works by local, national, and international artists.
Scan the menu with precision before zeroing in on a taste-bud-blaster such as Ghassan’s signature hot sub—the steak and cheese ($4.99 for six-inch, $5.69 for eight-inch), topped with grilled steak and melted provolone and served with chips and a pickle. Diners can expand appetite appeasing by getting either size of the sub with a platter of fries and a salad ($7.29 for six-inch, $7.79 for eight-inch). Treat your cardiopulmonary system to a tasty, beneficial treat with a heart-healthy chicken kebab platter ($6.49), opting for the Lebanese salad instead of the fries in the platter to give your bloodpump an extra high-five, or take in a traditionally delectable gyro ($5.99 for sandwich, $7.89 for platter), with grilled beef and lamb slices on a grilled pita with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and homemade cucumber sauce. Herbivoyeurs can hit the jackpot with hummus on a pita sandwich ($5.29 sandwich, $7.49 platter) or combine all the veggie options with the vegetarian plate ($7.49), which features falafel, hummus, salad, pita bread, and a pickle.
Decked out with new disco lights, Jump-N-Fun's festive facility amuses youngsters with a neighborhood of bounce houses perched atop a vibrantly colored floor. The pass allots kids five opportunities to explore the air-filled obstacle course, double slide, and clubhouse, where tunnels help hone crawling skills and a basketball hoop helps draw early attention from college recruiters. The staff requires rompers to wear socks when dashing around the inflatable infrastructure, and recommends wearing long-sleeved shirts. A fenced-in play area is available for especially tiny tykes.