It didn’t take long for Brian Kozak to discover his passion for food: at the age of three, after he first tried shrimp cocktail and crème brulee, he would spend hours leafing through cookbooks and family recipes in his parents’ kitchen. His fascination with food led him to build an impressive culinary resume: after graduating from Le Cordon Bleu, Brian spent four years cooking for Bon Appetit, opened his own catering company, and learned how to fold a puff pastry according to army-bed making standards. Today, he demonstrates his culinary prowess as the resident Chef at Sage Restaurant and Lounge. Kozak’s influences span the globe: try the Spanish saffron paella with chorizo and shrimp, or any of six 10-inch pizzas. The dining room also has global flair, from its Tuscan yellow walls to its terra cotta tile floors.
Going to a dental office where you're treated like a mere number can be a dispiriting experience. City Dental Centers founders Dr. Mike and Dr. Sam set out to foster the opposite atmosphere at his clinics, bringing a caring, personal touch to underserved neighborhoods. At all three of City Dental Centers' locations, the cheerful staffers help keep mouths healthy and comely, offering a full slate of services that range from basic cleanings to tooth-replacing implants. The friendly environs also ease appointments for kids, who might be scared of having a dentist clean their teeth or find their uvula.
Specialists at Tirexperts' network of independent tire dealers fit customers’ cars with durable treads from brands such as Dunlop, Kumho, and Summit. Oil changes and other maintenance services help to lengthen engines' life spans, and shock and strut maintenance can help enhance steering response, stability, and smoothness on bumpy rides atop roads paved in lychee fruit.
Founded by experienced stylist and The Fashion Institute of Los Angeles graduate Kelly K. Wilcox, My Style Advisory helps solve the perennial question of "what should I wear?" Rather than bulldozing over their clients' current tastes, she and her fellow stylists aim to make small changes with big impact. They'll work with clients to purge their closets of unflattering pieces, organize clothes, and find styles that fit and flatter their body shapes. They can even head out on shopping trips to fill in wardrobe gaps with essentials such as stylishly casual pieces or sombreros.
With locations in Downtown Los Angeles and Downey and an online emporium, Your Furniture Now's experienced staff outfits homes with bed stands, chairs, dining-room sets, tables, and other essential pieces. Throughout the virtual and brick-and-mortar showrooms, the stock shines with glass-topped coffee tables, leather recliners, and team members who can provide in-person or online consultation. They can also assist clients as they figure out how to best position a sofa in the living room or during a food fight.
After customers select their items, such as a durable innerspring Serta mattress or a marble-accented bar set, the company delivers the products as soon as the following day. They even assemble pieces for free, saving homeowners the hassle of having to find something other than a toolbox to weigh down important documents.