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Having been very familiar with Itsu in the UK, I was excited to hear that they were opening a restaurant in the US. It is exactly what we need in terms of fresh and healthy grab and go sushi, from a company that has a clear focus on quality, service and ethical matters surrounding meat consumption.I have visited multiple times already and have had fantastic experiences on every occasion. Itsu has a vast selection of dishes for a restaurant that manages to maintain a boutique feel and very personal service. Having tried various items across the menu including sushi, dumplings and hot dishes, I have found all to be full of fresh and healthy ingredients - They look as good as they taste, and manage to be both light and filling.Will certainly recommend and return!
This place is the worst of the worst. First off, after the server set us the manager was rushing us to order stating they were busy even though there were many empty spots. After we started eating the manager with the glasses that was wearing a black zip up sweater asked us to move to make room for other customers that arrived 40 minutes afterwards. I explained to him another person is coming like I previously stated in about 5 minutes and we are alreading eating. He stated that did not matter and we need to move for other customers. I explained to him we were here first and he already sat us so why do we have to move? He was irritated and later on when I talked with the servers they apologized and when I asked the manager about this issue he did not seem apologetic at all. He did not ask any other customers to move but just our table. This is the first time in my life where I felt wronged and there was slight prejudice because we were the only Asian table at the time. My Korean is not perfect because I am American and he kept on arguing with me in Korean and I asked him his reasoning and he stated he did not speak English well so he had every right to degrade customers in his language. Then he asked, "Are you unhappy because you do not want to pay for the food?" I was appalled that he would ask such a question because I was more than willing to pay for the food. I just didn't like his attitude and I asked for a simple apology because he asked what would relieve the situation. Then he stated, "You are not above me why do I have to apologize and I do not want to disclose my name. I do not need to explain myself to any customers and it doesn't matter to me if you are upset or not." He knew I was going to write a bad review and that's why he seemed afraid to disclose who he was because we wanted to talk to the owner after his rude behavior. He also stated, "Well we would normally make you wait to be seated if everyone has not arrived." However, they already sat us and seemed very eager in wanting us to order from the menu for their business revenue. Next he stated, "I do not need to explain myself to you and let's end this conversation." He acted this way even though clearly I was upset as a customer and the last thing he stated was, "I think you are acting this way because you are drunk." First of all, I wad not drunk. I had one beer and when I asked him the reasoning behind my upset demeanor he just stated more degrading language and treated customers horribly. This is the worst restaurant experience I ever had just because of how rude the manager was. I cannot believe some of the comments he stated and my husband and my friend were extremely upset at the whole situation as well. Beware of this place because the manager is only nice to others and if you seem Korean in anyway he treats those customers in a very disrespectful way from his comments, demeanor, and the raising his voice. He never stated one apology because that was all I wanted and I paid for the food and everything. Only the servers were apologetic but even at the end of this whole experience no apology was ever said by the manager even after his rude request to his degrading comments towards me.
High professional work team, cleaned my rugs and made them look as new again) will sure recommend to my relatives
una viejita ancian dominican de 58 años me iso mi cafe le puso mucha asucar y casi me da un infarto en el corazon. no les recomendo este bakery les daran servicio muy feo y con actitu de que no quieren trabajar. quitan este bakery y pongan me un hookah store.
Ramen Co ramen is delicious and makes a great brunch. Ramen Co have more octopus meat than other restaurants and the service is quick and friendly.
Fresh,hot nice batter and tasty! I enjoyed the thick cut fries. I had the Junior and my husband had the combo. The shrimp were perfect. Try Fat Witch Bakery you'll like it.
Love love Butterfly Bake Shop this place. Their croissants and kouign amann are delicious! Once I tried their croissants here, other places just can't compare anymore.
Best Croissant ever, esp savory ham & cheese croissant.Choc almond croissant too.New product: shortbread cookies, can't miss it,
Buttercup Bake Shop is the best croissant I ever had. Tried the Chocolate almond croissant, it is so yummy! It had melted chocolate and almond paste inside, so tasty. The croissant is fresh and crisp.
Wow! What an amazing meal!!! I had the crawfish beignet and the shrimp n grits. The fried black eyed peas were not my personal favorite. Service was a tad slow and she never checked in on me after I got food. The shrimp n grits were creamy, cheesy, tomatoey. My complaint is that the shrimp had the tails still on. come back Savory and Sweet again.
Mistakes happen, and when it comes to owning a carpet or rug, mistakes usually mean stains. The plush softness of carpet and rugs comes with a price: the time and care required to clean them. Cleaning your carpet or rugs can require some extra work and special techniques that differ from typical hardwood or tile floors. In some cases, you may even need to hire a professional to get the best results.
For minor stains or routine cleaning, it's possible to effectively treat a carpet or rug yourself. If a thorough vacuuming doesn't get rid of dirt in certain areas, here's how to tackle them on your own.
A number of liquids can stain carpet or rug materials, including wine, coffee, nail polish, or blood, to name a few. Depending on what caused the stain, the carpet or rug's material, and how long it's been there, you may need to use different techniques or cleaning supplies to get rid of it. In general, though, keep the following ground rules in mind for stain removal:
Take these steps to remove a stain as soon as possible to prevent drying.
Some stains may come out with little more than water or a mild soap. More serious stains may require a solvent to make removal easier. The best solvent to use depends on what caused the stain.
-Water-soluble stains: These include berries, cola, food dye, jelly, mud, washable ink, or wet paint. Mix a solution of 1/4-teaspoon nonbleach detergent (or white vinegar) with 32 ounces of water.
-Dark water-soluble stains: Chocolate, coffee, mustard, tea, wine, and bodily fluids often stain much more readily than other water-soluble materials and need a different solvent. Use 1 tablespoon of ammonia mixed in 1 cup of water first. If this doesn't work, try combining one part chlorine bleach with five parts water. These solvents may remove color from certain fabrics like wool, so check with the manufacturer for the best cleaning method.
-Oils and waxes: This would include glue, gum, nail polish, and cigarette residue. The best way to clean each of these varies - some may need to be simply scraped off or, if possible, frozen to make it brittle and then chipped away. Most glue can be dissolved and removed using a solvent like rubbing alcohol. Nail polish may also be dissolved using rubbing alcohol or with nail polish remover containing acetone.
Unfortunately, some stains may prove difficult to remove using household products. In any case, vacuuming and spot cleaning may not be enough to get your carpet or rug looking like new again. That's why many homeowners opt to hire a professional carpet cleaning service on a regular basis, around once every 12 to 18 months.
When it comes to heavy-duty carpet cleaning, you have many options to pick from. The two most common methods for cleaning carpets are steam cleaning and dry cleaning.
Steam cleaning is a common method for professional carpet cleaning, but the name is somewhat misleading. Steam-cleaning services use machines that utilize hot (but not boiling) water in combination with a vacuum. The water is heated inside the machine and sometimes mixed with detergent before being sprayed directly onto the carpet. At the same time, a vacuum sucks up the water almost immediately after hitting the fabric. The hot water extracts far more dirt and stains than would be possible by hand.
Cleaning machines using hot water extraction can be purchased or rented for home use, but they aren't always as powerful as what professional cleaning services use. Improperly drying the carpet may also cause bacteria or mold growth. Professional cleaners also employ a number of other methods to pre-treat the carpet and ensure adequate drying. For these reasons, professional carpet cleaning may be preferable to do-it-yourself methods.
Carpets or rugs can also be thoroughly cleaned using a dry-cleaning method. As the name suggests, there is much less water involved in dry cleaning, which means the carpet can be ready to use in less time. Using powerful solvents to break down dirt and stains, dry cleaning puts less physical stress on the carpet, and thus might be better in the long run. However, dry cleaning is usually more expensive than hot-water cleaning services. In addition, the chemicals used to dry clean carpets might irritate pets, people with sensitive skin, or anyone sensitive to strong odors.
Before choosing a professional carpet cleaning service, make sure you will be getting what you paid for by asking the right questions and doing your homework.
Again, there are pros and cons involved in using a hot-water-based cleaning service or dry cleaning. Take into consideration not only cost, but how long the process will take from start to finish, including drying time. Also take note of the material your carpet is made from, and consult the manufacturer if possible to learn about the best ways to clean it. If you or your family is sensitive to any chemicals, be sure to keep this in mind and ask about what chemicals are used.
You can find reviews of most professional carpet-cleaning services online, as well as information about a company's specific process, the chemicals used, and cost. It's also wise to ask friends and family members about services they've used in the past to get a recommendation. Don't always go with the service offering the lowest price, or hire a service who advertises door-to-door or over the phone, unless you have done thorough research on them.
Carpet cleaning services will be entering your home, potentially while you aren't there, so you want to feel comfortable with the business you trust with this responsibility. Ask if the company conducts background checks on employees, as well as if they are insured in your state. Without liability insurance, a mistake that results in damage to your home or furniture may be your responsibility to pay for.
If you've found a carpet-cleaning service you can trust, ask to get a quote. This may involve specifying exactly what services you would like performed, as well as the size of your home's carpeted area. Make sure you understand exactly what is included in a quoted price. Some businesses may charge extra to move furniture, clean stairs, or use special treatment methods. It's also common for businesses to sell customers on products and services they don't need. Don't hesitate to ask questions if any detail about the quote is unclear.
If you instead want to rent or buy a carpet-cleaning machine to use yourself, you have many options to pick from.
Since heavy-duty carpet cleaning isn't a frequent activity for most homeowners, many choose to simply rent one of these machines. Of course, renting is usually much cheaper than owning a machine or hiring a service, which is the biggest advantage in this situation. But not all rental units perform equally, and some might require extra drying time or the use of special solvents that will cost more. There's also the time and effort that goes into carpet cleaning - renting a unit means you must also move furniture yourself and pay close attention to ensure you're operating the unit correctly. Making a mistake could mean damaging your carpet or the unit itself. Also, improperly drying carpet could allow harmful bacteria and mold to grow. Before renting a carpet cleaner, make sure you're up for the task at hand.
Homeowners can purchase carpet cleaners ranging from compact units to full-size industrial-strength machines. Besides price, take note of the features of a unit and compare them to what you most need from a carpet cleaner. Some models specialize in removing allergens from pet hair, while others may work better on tough stains, for example. Another key consideration: Make sure you have room for it. Some carpet cleaners can be bulky and require ample storage space.
Other features you may want to look for in a cleaning unit include:
Make the right choice in carpet cleaners by considering all the options available to you and how they fit into your needs and budget.