As Leo’s signature dish, calamari pops up many times throughout the restaurant's menu: as a golden-fried appetizer, entangled in seafood pasta with clams and mussels, or paired with shrimp under a covering of marinara sauce. Squid is not the only specialty, however. A large part of the menu is devoted to Sicilian- and Neapolitan-style pizzas. One popular version is the Grandma's pizza (focaccia di nonna) with crushed san marzano tomatoes, fresh garlic, tuscan olive oil, and housemade mozzarella. To expand on the Mediterranean theme, the kitchen also cooks a few Greek dishes, including pork souvlaki and Greek-style pasta, which is just noodles shaped like busts of Aristotle.
Like the legendary sleuth for whom he's named, Sherlock the beagle can detect foul play from minimal clues. The culprit is typically bedbugs, which the certified detection dog tracks down for Nose Bed Bugs. In residential and commercial spaces alike, Sherlock tracks down the cimex lectularius and its viable eggs at low infestation levels and in difficult locations such as laundry piles, heating vents, and bookcases. If Sherlock stumbles upon the unwelcome parasites, the Nose Bed Bugs team can refer clients to trustworthy exterminators to clear out the infestation, rather than bigger bedbugs to scare away the current ones.
For more than four decades, Weed Man's licensed-and-trained lawn-beautifying experts have tended to local lawns with custom blends of fertilizer, environmentally sound pest-control solutions, and knowledge gleaned from both living and working in the community. Created exclusively for Weed Man, the technicians' slow-release granular fertilizer nurtures lawns over a period of several weeks, and seeding and aeration promote continued green growth. Advice that aims to assist with local lawn problems helps inform patrons online, illuminating seasonal troubles, gardening trends, and the astrological signs of various plants.
When a widespread skunk infestation effecting Chicago suburbs made national headlines, media outlets such as USA Today, NPR, the Chicago Sun-Times, and WLS 890AM with John and Lauren hailed ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention as the front lines of humane defense. Since its founding by university-trained naturalist Garon Fyffe in 1976, the team of animal experts has deftly removed unwanted animals, pests, and birds from homes and businesses. Each of the 35 state-licensed wildlife control experts employs humane processes to sniff out pest problems and solve the underlying issues, such as gaps in the foundation, tree limbs offering easy roof access, or handbills lying around offering employment in return for cheese.
Believers that exercise is easier and more fun when bolstered by support and accountability, instructors at Lincoln Park's friendly Studio Fit Chicago helm a variety of group classes for women, tailoring them to meet the unique needs of the female physique. The diverse team leads a range of sessions, from Cardio Kick—a kickboxing class in which ladies don weighted gloves for a cardio workout—to Yoga Sculpt, which fuses basic yoga poses with resistance exercises designed to increase endurance, flexibility, and strength. The teachers keep classes accessible to all fitness levels, making certain modifications for beginners, such as replacing the downward dog with just bending down gently to pet an actual dog.