By the time you read this article, I may be somewhat unrecognizable as I’m sure to have gained at least 50 lbs. by then. So much for watching my trim, girlish figure! But why I have allowed my waistline to become so distended, you may ask? Because I’ll still be reeling from our April mixer hosted by our good friends at Masis Bakery, Fratelli’s Pizza and Classy Cuts – all of them in the strip mall at 2064 Verdugo Blvd. Pastries and Italian food: my twin weaknesses! If you have yet to go to Masis Bakery ( 249-0088), do run, don’t walk, over there. Their assortment of delicious and decadent pastries demands to be tasted by anybody with even the least bit of a sweet tooth. Pies, baklava, tarts – they got them all! Now if you have some stomach room left over, head on over to Maurizio Ianocco’s Fratelli’s Pizza ( 957-3060) for Italian food that can’t be beat. Maurizio has been bringing his homemade Sicilian style cuisine, just like his mom used to make, for over a decade now and making lots of friends in the process. If you haven’t yet, you must try Fratelli’s lunch buffet (Mondays through Fridays, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.). All-you-can-eat for only $6.99 – what a bargain! I hope your pants have an elastic waistband. Of course, after all that eating, you might want to take some time to make sure you’re looking great. So stop on by to Classy Cuts ( 249-3360) where their dazzling stylists will be sure to leave you looking like a glamour model. Come in today for a free consultation and 20% off a chemical treatment. I wonder if they can do anything about my receding hairline?
Now with all that weight you’re sure to put on, you might be putting your poor feet through some work out. Who should you go to to tend to your sore tootsies? Why, head on over to Uptown Face & Body Care (2418 Honolulu Ave., Suite E;  248-8829) where your feet will get the remedy they need. New customers can come in today and get 20% off their first session. Just mention this ad when coming in.
Hey, did I mention my tile and grout need cleaning? I didn’t? Well, let me go and tell you about my friends at Heaven’s Best at (818) 245-0817 and their tile and grout cleaning special! This April, take advantage of their great offer. Save $25 off on cleanings $100 and up, $50 off on cleanings $250 and up, and $75 on cleanings $400 and up. What would I do without those celestial custodians of cleanliness at Heaven’s Best?
Visit the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce’s website at www.montrosechamber.org to find out about all our latest events. Or contact us via phone us at (818) 249-7171 or by email at email@example.com. Our offices at 3516 N. Verdugo Road are open Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can also find us on Facebook.
And once again – don’t forget to shop Montrose!
Ted Ayala is the executive director of the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce.