Palo Alto, CA
Our entire family goes to Dr. Tseng. His dental hygenists are always very friendly and put my young kids at ease. If you are having a long procedure, you can sit back and watch a DVD using his special high-tech goggle setup. His practice is so full now, that it is sometimes hard to reschedule an appointment, but if there is an emergency, they can usually squeeze you in.
We have used Five Points Tires for several years to replace tires on 3 different vehicles. Their prices are competitive, and the staff is always friendly and helpful. We were initially drawn to them because they had a dynamic balancing machine. Through their free tire rotation program, I've learned the value of having tires rotated regularly and never had a flat tire since.
Rick's Rather Rich ice cream shop is such a treat for adults and children alike. Their friendly staff and unique flavors makes the entire experience worthwhile. They even offer a less-expensive "mini" size and allow you to get two flavors! I wish that they had a little more seating, but you can always wander over to the Piazza picnic tables.
We've been using Foreign Affair for at least 10 years now. Their knowledgeable staff is always friendly, service is consistently good, and it's great to have a service history on file. I'm glad that they wash my windows with a regular service. I wish that there was an afternoon shuttle service. Service prices are probably on the high side, but knowing that I have a reliable garage has influenced my decision to only buy a Honda or Toyota cars.