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  • Antonio F
    Burlingame, CA3 contributions
    pretty view of bay and jets taking off and landing. I walk this weekly, joggers and a variety of walkers enjoy this vista.
    Written 15 January 2020
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  • Axionjaxon
    San Francisco, CA37 contributions
    Nice, helpful, caring teachers, warm, nurturing environment. Small, pretty location. Very nice people.
    Written 7 February 2020
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  • musket_trip
    190 contributions
    First of all, it's free (donation) which is fantastic. They have a nice collection of rotating exhibits and you can walk around and visit artist galleries in the building. If the artist is there, you can talk and get insight into their craft. It was a very cool experience. It's within walking distance of anywhere in Burlingame. The building itself is also very nice ... kind of an art school feel. You should visit it when/if you can as the building will be torn down for condos.
    Written 7 February 2020
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  • moviegal226
    Las Vegas, NV4,165 contributions
    This place is amazing. It's-It is one of the tastiest ice cream treats around, and this is a real deal outlet shop. I stopped when I saw a huge sign off the interstate, and I have zero regrets.

    For those who've never had It's-It, the frozen treats are like elevated ice cream sandwiches, a sophisticated spin of sorts. Picture a large scoops of flavored ice cream stuffed between two crunchy oatmeal cookies, then dipped in a chocolate coating. Yes, please!

    Take note that it's window service only, so you can't actually enter the shop. You talk to an employee on the other side of a window. No biggie, but you aren't able to just waltz in and browse. The jovial, pleasant woman working the day I visited couldn't have been nicer or more helpful.

    The store sells several flavors of the famous It's-It ice cream sandwiches, including the hard-to-find pumpkin and cappuccino flavors. (Heck, I can't even find the original ice cream flavors here in Southern Nevada). They also have the Chips-It (vanilla ice cream and chocolate chip cookie sandwich) as well as cookie dough and even freshly baked cookies.

    Bargain hunter alert: THE OUTLET SELLS THEIR ICE CREAM SANDWICHES FOR JUST $1.50 EACH. I REPEAT: A BUCK FIFTY PER TREAT!

    We bought a mint It's-It and a classic Chips-It to enjoy while driving down the road. The ice cream was served super frozen, which was cool (literally). I put the treats on the dashboard for 10 minutes to warm them a bit. This softened them up and made them easier and tastier to eat.

    Stop here. You won't regret it.
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • Bags Packed to Go
    Pacifica, CA117 contributions
    Normally, I avoid massages for years at a time because they hurt me during the massage and I continue to hurt after the massage. However I have significant skeletal and muscular problems and my physicians suggest that it would be helpful to find someone able to perform a good massage, and then go routinely. I gave up the search a few years ago but with both my husband and I aching from the stress of moving after 25 years, it seemed a sensible idea.

    Today I met Sonya who gave me the best massage I’ve ever had. She listened to my litany of what I can and cannot tolerate before he began. During the Swedish massage, she adjusted her touch to my tolerance. Usually, 60 minutes seems as if it never will end. Today, I wanted the massage to continue for days.

    I experienced no pain either during or after the massage and I look forward to the next massage wit Sonya.
    Written 21 May 2021
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  • Timtanic
    Wausau, WI42 contributions
    Definitely a local public course. Club house is rough around the edges, but the golf is cheap and the course offers beautiful views. Some of the locals complain about the course maintenance, but coming from Wisconsin where winter rule remain in effect for most of the year, I had no complaints. I heard later, the course sits adjacent to a reservoir and the chemicals they can use is restricted. The staff is friendly, the food in the restaurant was great and I couldn’t believe the prices for San Fran area. It’s very busy and we found the pace of play extremely slow and had to drop out of our 18 hole round after only completing 9.
    Written 18 August 2019
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  • Mike P
    3 contributions
    I called them on a Monday and was able to book a pistol certification class for Thursday. I spoke to the owner, Scott, on the phone. He's hard to understand on the phone but guided me to the right class and asked that I sign up online. Simple process.
    Consistent with some of the prior reviews the administrative end of the business is a little lax. I showed up 15 minutes early for my 9:00 am appointment and the business was closed. I called them at 9:00 to confirm and they showed up about 9:15 am. Also consistent with some of the prior reviews, the owner and instructor express their conservative political views.
    My instructor was Harold. I had a one on one class with him for the first 2 hours. He was very knowledgeable in all aspects of firearms, answered all of my questions, and the training was very hands on. A second student showed up at 11:00 am and we went through the whole class a second time. I didn't mind the time and the extra repetitions were very helpful. Harold got us both very comfortable handling the pistol.
    We drove 30 minutes to Santa Clara to the indoor shooting range. Harold mentioned that other closer ranges were closed for Covid. He also mentioned that you can't shoot a rifle in the indoor range in Santa Clara, that you would have to drive to Livermore if I wanted to take the rifle course. The experience at the shooting range was very positive. We shot 50 rounds. It goes pretty quick. For the 2 of us we only spent about 30 minutes at the range.
    Class was advertised as a 5 hour course. That's what it took even with going through the classroom session 2x and driving to Santa Clara.
    Not included in the price of the class is eye and ear protection ($35), and cost at the shooting range (range fee and ammunition - about $85).
    Overall a positive experience. I felt comfortable handling, loading, and unloading a pistol safely. Now I am certified to purchase my first pistol.
    Written 16 July 2021
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  • CloudSurfing63
    Brisbane, Australia20 contributions
    This is a great service via hotels to have in the area. Drivers professional but friendly when asked questions on whats about.
    Written 3 November 2017
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  • 1GiantsMS
    Redwood City, CA1,083 contributions
    Wandered on Broadway waiting for car service and EXTREMELY PLEASED I found this shop. It brought back memories of old time candy shops. Lots and lots of choices. Many candies that you would only see in a shop like this. They also had a wide assortment of toys. Not a huge assortment but enough interesting things to keep you exploring all the things they had. Selected a toy train set for some kids visiting our neighborhood. John was a pleasure to talk with. He is a community gem.
    Written 22 August 2020
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  • CrazyHorse777
    Bourbonnais, IL91 contributions
    This is a Great store! Has all kinds of special Hair Clips that have more prongs so actually stay in fine hair! (Not falling out like so many others do.) Also has Specialty clothes & Jewelry items u don't see everywhere u go! Very nice owner & employees too! Will be sure & return whenever I'm in town!
    Written 27 February 2017
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  • Doug
    Burlingame, CA2 contributions
    Spectacular jewelry store. Great unique pieces from around the world. Reasonably priced and awesome owner who is super helpful. Highly recommend the store.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Chris B Reviewin'
    94 contributions
    A great local watering hole with a jukebox and billiard table. Decent prices on drinks and friendly staff. I have been coming here on and off for years.
    Written 2 June 2017
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  • SMFSanFran
    San Francisco112 contributions
    Very often when we are traveling I find that I need a "time out" from the activities that include running around! My skin knows it too. Finding a great place for a facial can be tricky. I highly recommend Marlinda's. It's lovely, relaxing, extraordinarily clean and they don't push product sales on you. You can spend the best one hour on yourself by yourself. You also can get that special make-up done for a wedding, party or event.
    Written 2 November 2016
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  • PaulaM549
    San Francisco, CA57 contributions
    The shop is only open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11-1 (Call and check it may change) Parking is on the street, free, but difficult over the noon hour. Traffic on Rollins Road is fast and fairly unforgiving. So be careful. The store is small, all volunteer run. Hillsborough is, for those of you that don't know, the wealthiest city in United States for over 10,000 population. So the stuff that comes in is usually high quality. Every once in a while an entire estate will be donated and a sale will be held on the weekend. I missed the last one but I saw the leftovers the following Tuesday and If I was a size four I would have thought I died and gone to heaven. Beautiful, expensive, designer clothes to die for. So I stop in here once a month to see what they have. Stock doesn't seem to move that fast. And they know the value of what they have, each piece is researched so the chances of you picking up an unknown Van Gogh are pretty low. But i have picked up odd things I needed like glass pie plates. Tends to have more household goods than clothing.
    If you were in the neighborhood, you could make a day of it with the PEZ Museum, All that Glitters on Broadway and the Goodwill on California. And don't forget Royal Donuts at the train station! They make them fresh all day but best selection is in the morning!
    These are all easy on, easy off on the freeway 101.
    Completely handicap accessible except you may have to park far away.
    Written 3 December 2014
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