David Goldman told me during our first consult that children came first with him - before the adults. Before me. He is fierce, smart, and thorough. He is professional, proficient, and knows all the forms backwards and forwards. His hourly rate is higher than some, but he spends the time wisely. It was a pleasure to work with him.
The car key no one else has - they have it. Waiting for the key guy at Huge Depot? Not here, I have never waited more than a minute at Johnson. Need help replacing your lock? The locksmiths take the time to explain things and time for your questions. Easy parking and prices just a little bit above the big box.
Dr. Leya treats women with respect and concern. She's no nonsense - makes Pap Smears and intimate conversations easier. She schedules her appointments herself - I can usually get in within a week. Over twenty gynecologists in my long life - she's the best.
Virginia Frank has helped my family through divorce, death, and a National Guard activation. My son played Legos and Play-Doh with someone until one day he turned to her and said, "You are the one person who understands me." The fee was means based. This is a wonderful place. I highly recommend it.
Paul Marcovitch is experienced and professional when dealing with Social Security Disability cases. He prepared briefs, knew the protocols, and prepared me for the extended time such cases take. He is a pleasure to work with.
Big repairs, oil changes, and evaluating used cars - they do it all. McCormick tells me when I need new tires, and how long I can go before I need new brakes. I brought in a beautiful used Volvo and they found $1800 worth of necessary repairs. Their prices are comparable to other shops, and often a little cheaper. I can schedule a time and get my car back in a day or two. The staff is professional, honest, friendly, and fun to talk to. Stop looking - these guys are great.
A Gem down the street in Evanston. Great chicken satay and perfect peanut sauce. Lard Nar with best beef gravy and luscious wide noodles. Green Curry with eggplant in coconut broth couldn't be fresher or tastier. Consistently fresh ingredients. Consistently great service. The delivery service is always friendly and on time. But the best thing is the rooftop dining in the treetops. The trees rustle, the summer night breeze is cool - and the Thai coffee is coffee ice cream only better.
PC Solutions is the computer version of a great car mechanic. They know how crucial your computer is to you. They are honest. They tell you what is wrong with it before they fix it. They tell you what else you can do while your laptop's guts are open. I took my laptop in - and they said they couldn't get to it for a week and to bring it in then. They gave me three solutions - with three prices. Other things could be upgraded with a minimal labor charge because the laptop was already open - they didn't pressure me, they saved me money. I've brought my computer in twice more and have always been satisfied. Good tech solutions; different price options; friendly knowledgeable staff. And they build their own computers, rent laptops, and do data recovery.
Sushi - the freshest! Presented beautifully, prepared while you wait, and at a great price. The fresh fish for sale is delicious. My ten year old son will eat a pound of the red trout in one sitting. Small eating area is clean and comfortable. A great place in the neighborhood for a quick dinner or to stop in for carry-out.
Dr. Christine Wilmes loves bunnies! She spent 45 minutes talking to my ten year old son and I about how to take care of bunnies, and what bunnies need. She was kind to all of us - Beautiful, Bun-bun, my son Blaise, and me. She didn't make fun of me for worrying about them, when all they were doing was fighting like two adolescent girls sharing the same room. Spaying solved that problem. On animals so small the operations went very smoothly and she called to check on them after they'd returned home. The office staff is organized, concerned, and professional. A great vet and a great animal hospital.