Master hummusmith Ahmad Yasin doles out zesty lesson plans along with his family-recipe lamb-stuffed grape leaves. With a culinary philosophy that emphasizes the organic relationship of cook and cuisine, Ahmad guides burgeoning food-foodee relationships from their spicy mohammarah honeymoon to the golden anniversary of moist lemony-walnut cake. Catch a glimpse at a culinary world you might master with Ahmad's catering menu, which includes such edible edifications as baked kibbeh, which packs lean ground lamb, pine nuts, garden-fresh herbs and spices, and homemade yogurt in an envelope of golden cracked wheat or a regally red Royal hummus dip (shammandar) whipped from beets, sesame tahini, chickpeas, garlic, and lemon juice and stirred with a jewel-encrusted scepter.
Commended by Boston magazine in 2008 for wedding-gown preservation, Dependable Cleaners offers a basketful of laundering and dry-cleaning services. Turn last night's unfortunate ketchup incident into tonight's food-free canvas with same-day service. Items dropped off before 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday can typically be picked up by 5 p.m. that same day, depending on the location. Though prices vary by location, all stores offer the same reliable de-staining services for dusty dresses ($14.04–$15.34), slovenly shirts ($2.54–$2.88), and pigpennish pants ($7.08–$7.98). Hide a fading summer tan with a freshly depurated jacket ($7.65–$8.52) or sweater ($7.23–$8.73). Dependable Cleaners locations can also handle unconventional vestments such as ballroom gowns, Ugg boots, and antique tri-cornered hats.
Like snowflakes, fingerprints, and identical twins, no two custom jewelry pieces are alike. GVS Jewelers specializes in one-of-a-kind, custom-designed jewelry, which its staff crafts right there inside the store. To create their masterpiece, clients can choose from the store's selection of diamonds in cuts such as pear, round, princess, and Mickey Mouse. These jewels can be fitted into rings, necklaces, bracelets, and pendants. For ready-made pieces, the shop also stocks time on the go with Essence watches. And, when clients' estate settlements, charitable donations, divorce settlements, or hungry garbage disposals start looming, this Gemological Institute of America–graduate shop can honestly appraise jewelry.
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The certified personal trainers at Action Athletics are dedicated to helping their clients see tangible results. Their unique approach to fitness has led them to offer classes such as the Hero Factory, which combines gymnastics with action sports, and TRX suspension classes use student own's weight for a calorie-burning exercise that incorporates core stability and balance. The expert instructors believe there is an athlete inside of everyone, and their fun, spacious studio is packed with workout equipment by Rogue Fitness to inspire clients with creative workouts.
Life's A Bead's jewelery artisans align disparate baubles to forge unique pieces of wearable glam using a variety of techniques. The class calendar indicates the required level of expertise and necessary supplies for each session, including a list of beads available for purchase from the store's inventory and the locations of telephone poles from which to cut wire. Jewelry-forging duos can acquire skills in a variety of bead-entwining techniques, such as wirework, stitched jewelry, crocheted bracelets, and epoxy sculpting with a material called Crystal Clay. While this Groupon does not cover the cost of materials, customers receive 20% off materials purchased for class projects. The value of this Groupon can also be applied toward classes where materials are included; customers will receive $15 off the cost of each class.