By Sharon Aron Baron
Have you ever had your car washed at Prestige Car Wash on University? Then you and your car are missing a great and inexpensive cleaning.
Prestige is a full-service car wash with a comfortable waiting room. They also have a drive-through option for those in a hurry – and on a budget. Catch the early bird special every Monday thru Friday from 8 am – 9 am, where you get $2 off the normal price of $5. You can also get the same thing during their “Happy Hour” from 6 pm – 7 pm Monday thru Friday. Just roll up your windows, put your car in neutral, and relax as the conveyor belt takes your car through the wash. My kids love to watch the action from inside the car, and it’s guaranteed to quiet them down for a few minutes.
Do you have hair that needs straightening? More than likely, you don’t. But if you do, you know that Keratin treatments, otherwise known as “Brazilian keratin treatments,” cost around $350 to $400, and the results only last a few months. These treatments will leave wavy or kinky hair soft and straight like a doll or child’s hair. I found a beautician that charges $99 no matter what length your hair is. I can recommend him because he has straightened my hair twice and it was fantastic while it lasted. Now that it’s wearing off, it’s becoming wavy again and hard to blow dry. I can’t wait to go back again. Once located near the Woodlands, he is at his other location on East Commercial. keratinman.com/default.
Kids eat free
Bru’s Room Sportsgrill on 1000 North University Drive has some great deals for parents. On Tuesday night from 5pm – 9pm kids eat free and on Thursday evenings from 5pm – 9pm, kids eat for 1/2 off. This is a fantastic deal, plus they have a game room in the back where kids can play in the arcade while you keep an eye on the close-by at your table. They can win tickets and cash in their winnings for prizes. This will keep them out of your hair for a good 20 minutes while you and your husband have some adult time. www.brusroom.com
At Chick-fil-A on Commercial Blvd west of University, Family night is on Tuesday nights from 5 – 8 pm where you child gets a free child’s meal (1 for each paying adult). Chick-fil-A is not your typical fast-food restaurant; at least this one isn’t. The servers (yes, they serve your food) are friendly and enthusiastic about their jobs. The restaurant includes a kid’s playroom that is clean as the restaurant. The Chick-fil-A Cow even walks around, greeting all the customers. I enjoy going there, and the kids do, too, except for that time when I saw a kid kick the Chick-fil-A Cow. Ouch.
I love the Pastrami Club on University Drive. The sandwiches are huge, and the menu is as well. The atmosphere is rather dull, and the place could use some spiffing up, but you can’t go wrong with their food. Their early bird special is from 3 pm – 5 pm (you must be seated by that time) on Mondays thru Sundays. For $9.99, you get an entree, soup, and one side dish, including a beverage and dessert. Entrees are Roast Chicken, Grilled liver and onions, stuffed cabbage, veggie cutlet, baked scrod, or stuffed pepper. No sharing allowed. www.pastramiclub.com
Early Bird Movie
I love Sunrise 11 movie theater on Pine Island Road. Formally known as Fox Sunrise, it was recently purchased by the Frank Entertainment Group and is now called Frank Theaters.
I love this theater because I hardly ever see teenagers and babies in here, unlike other theaters further West. Go to the Muvico Theatre in Davie and watch an adult-themed movie. Chances are very likely that some couple will bring their crying baby in with them instead of getting a babysitter. You won’t see this at Sunrise 11, nor will you see groups of loud teenagers.
The only annoyance you will have to contend with are people who are hard-of-hearing, talking loudly, usually asking the person next to them, “What did she say?” It’s a mild annoyance I can live with. This theater has an early bird special on Monday thru Thursdays, excluding holidays, where tickets are only $5 for the first showtime each day. For an additional $5, you can also get a combo popcorn and a soft drink which is a bargain at a cinema. Of course, senior discounts are given here. www.franktheaters.com/Home
Adopt a Dog
I love the Humane Society of Broward County. This is a fantastic place to go with the family to look at the cats and dogs. It is a clean and beautiful facility with a well-stocked pet store inside. If you find a pet to adopt here, you will be interviewed by an adoption counselor to ensure you and your pet are a good match. Plus, they want to make sure the pet will be well-taken care of and live inside your home. Adoption fees are a bargain at only $100 to adopt a dog and $85 to adopt a cat.
Click on this link to see the pets available today. Plus, there are so many more coming in every day. .humanebroward.com/viewdogs