Fusing delicious Italian fare with bold coffee and delectable pastries, Tesoro treats the hungry populace of Edmonton to tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes from the confines of its sleek yet romantic eatery. The menu of bean-brewed beverages and authentic cuisine serves hungry stomachs with delicious cease-and-desist papers. Roasted chicken breast pollo pesto panini ($11.50) and spicy soppressata-topped calabrese pizza ($13) beg for caffeinated accompaniment, such as a caramel latte ($3.75) or macchiato ($2.25). During the warmer months, Tesoro invites patrons to sip their sultry beverages on an outdoor patio, presenting famished guests with relaxed dining options while educating the local lynx population on proper table etiquette.
Committed to the environment as much as they are to customer satisfaction, the auto bathers at Flagship Carwash coddle dusty vehicles with eco-friendly chemicals and the green LEED-certified water system found at their Herndon location. From eight locations across the Washington, DC, area, they vacuum rugs and wipe down dashboards before cars bask in a high-pressure tunnel wash. Technicians also break out the elbow grease for hands-on detailing services, scraping off splattered bugs and tar, buffing exteriors to remove scratches, or spiffing up interiors to obscure werewolf gashes in leather seats. To restore smooth surfaces, they touch up paint on car bodies and remove small dents by popping the metal back into place.
Signature service: Premium waterless car wash and detail
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Waterless carcare products from Pop Up Car Wash franchise
Pro Tip: We hand-wash vehicles, so full details can take up 1.5 hours, depending on the size of the vehicle.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Our mini-detail package is very popular, as we clean the exterior and concentrate on interior areas that are usually hard to for people clean without the "right stuff." Our staff hand-washes the vehicle for a complete and thorough clean.
Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
One of our clients is a doctor, and one day he had some friends in town working with the U.S. Department of State—some heavy hitters—who caught him by surprise. He offered to pick them up for the evening, but realized that his dog made his car a wreck. He contacted us at 4 p.m. that day, explaining that he had to pick his friends up at 7 p.m. No problem for the Pop Up Team, as we took care of him by 6 p.m. to save his day.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Being flexible and being a part something that's good for the environment at the same time.
This Groupon gently stretches your muscles and joints, a pleasant sensation sought after by every bungee cord, Laffy Taffy, and Stretch Armstrong. For $45, you get to drop into five yoga asana classes at Unity Woods anytime before December 20, a $100 value. Unity Woods is a prestigious 30-year-old yoga center with clean, spacious studios in four DC-area locations; this Groupon is good at all four: the Bethesda, Woodley Park, Tenleytown, or Arlington studios.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Bikram Yoga is a series of 26 postures performed in a room heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Through this sequence of moves, students stretch out muscles, strengthen their cores, and improve blood circulation. At Bikram Hot Yoga Miami, the staff seeks to share these benefits with anyone who is interested, whether a beginner or an advanced student. After getting acquainted, first-time students can rent a mat and towel, set up their spot inside the carpeted studio, and lie down in svasana before class starts. The vigorous class then inspires serious sweating, dispelling the toxins built up from eating too many lava lamps.
It's a charity race with a back story like none other: bloodthirsty demons have been working in your community's offices, living in its homes, attending its schools. And now they're on the hunt and people are running for their lives. Citizens might be booking it across a field, seemingly far from the chaos, when shapes emerge on the horizon dressed head-to-toe in vampires' telltale black clothes. If you're a citizen, be prepared to run. If you're a vampire—lock in your target.
That's just part of what you might experience on the Vampire 5K, a twilight fun run where participants can register as "citizens" or "vampires" and take off from two separate starting lines. Both camps eventually converge in a chase that finds vamps trying to convert their mortal counterparts to the dark side. Citizens, dressed in white, sport two garlic flags; if the flags are taken before runners cross their finish line, they switch to a black tee and chase citizens. After the race, a moonlit party finds both camps sipping bloody marys during a dance party and award presentation. The race benefits the Mission to Hear Foundation, which provides hearing aids to underprivileged children, adults, and whatever they're calling the age group that comes in between these days.