Great Clips, a walk-in hair salon, opened on Aug. 25 in the Sprouts shopping plaza in Eagle Rock, offering hair cuts for men, women, boys and girls at the affordable price of $6.99 per cut. There are 10 stylists on staff to keep wait time short. Great Clips is a nationwide franchise with more than 4,000 locations. Stop in and say hi to owner Orr Ben-zvy and walk out with a new do. Great Clips / 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays / 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.
Aslan, a Mediterranean restaurant, has moved from its former location near the Eagle Rock Plaza into one half of the lovely space on Colorado Blvd. that used to house Camilo’s. Owners Krikor and Nora Sarkissian take great pride in the menu that fuses the cuisines of various Mediterranean cultures in creative and healthful dishes for lunch and dinner, including delicious hummus, tabouleh, baba ganoush and falafel. Dine in Aslan’s spacious new dining room or order takeout. Or have your next party catered by Aslan. / 2128 Colorado Blvd / Open 7 days a week / 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday / Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. / 323-256-2621
Chef Teresa Montaño opened her own restaurant, Otoño, on Aug. 7 in Highland Park. Chef Montaño blends ingredients from local growers and purveyors with imported Spanish ingredients, creating culinary delights that only a master chef could conceive. For openers, try the Bacalo Tonkotsu – grilled local black cod, cherry tomato, fava tendrils, jamon iberico and tonkotsu broth. Otoño / 5715 N. Figueroa St. / Sunday through Thursday 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Friday and Saturday 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. / For parties of 8 or more, call for reservations: 323.474.6624
Bill Hendrickson, MBA, publisher of the Boulevard Sentinel, has extensive small business management, marketing and sales experience in corporate finance and real estate development and plays a not terrible game of golf.