Friday, September 27, 2013

hollywood shenanigans

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Hollywood Forever Cemetery 

hours of operation: 
Mon – Sun 8am – 5pm
* The hours of the cemetery grounds, mausoleums and 
offices may vary due to construction, special events or otherwise.
 Please check with our receptionist for specifics on a given date.

Hollywood Cemetery 
"Hollywood Forever is a cemetery unlike any other in the world. One of the world’s most fascinating landmarks, Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place to more of Hollywood’s founders and stars than anywhere else on earth. Founded in 1899, the cemetery was an integral part of the growth of early Hollywood. Paramount Studios was built on the back half of the original Hollywood Cemetery, where the studio is still in operation today. The cemetery of choice for most of the founders of Hollywood’s great studios, as well as writers, directors, and, performers, Hollywood Forever Cemetery is now listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Visitors come from all over the world to pay respects to Johnny Ramone, Cecil B. DeMille, Jayne Mansfield, Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, and hundreds more of Hollywood’s greatest stars."

Hollywood Cemetery 
Many people don't enjoy walking through cemeteries, however I enjoy walking through and seeing the history of the cemetery. It's a great place to go for a stroll, they have beautiful gardens. 

Chateau Marmont Hotel
Chateau Marmont
8221 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046 

Chateau Marmont Hotel
"In 1926 Fred Horowitz, a prominent Los Angeles attorney, chose the site at Marmont Lane and Sunset Boulevard to construct an apartment building. Horowitz had recently traveled to Europe for inspiration and returned to California with photos of a Gothic Chateau along the Loire River. In 1927 Horowitz commissioned his brother-in-law, European-trained architect Arnold A. Weitzman, to design the seven-story, L-shaped building based on his French photos. When deciding upon a name for the building, Chateau Sunset and Chateau Hollywood were rejected in favor of Chateau Marmont, a name conceived by the small street running across the front of the property."

If you are in the Hollywood area, and you are looking for a relaxing, ambient restaurant to just kick back and lounge around, The Restaurant, at Chateau Marmont is the place for you. The prices are a bit up there, but this place is gives you European elegance, with old Hollywood glamour. We sipped on Long Island Ice Teas, to cool down from heat of walking the cemetery. 

drinks at The Restaurant, Chateau Marmont  

(just across the street from Chateau Marmont)

Pinches Tacos, Hollywood  
Pinches Tacos
8200 W Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, Ca 90046

"We pride ourselves in making every location unique but giving every location the same feel. Not cookie cutters like big chain restaurants. We blend into our neighborhood and create a place you want to call your second home!!. Our doors are always open to our neighbors from their culinary needs to request for donations."

Pinches Tacos, Hollywood 
"Our mission is simple, to provide you the best taco experience by using high quality meats and seafood, fresh garden vegetables, hand made tortillas and high quality artisan breads. Our father Miguel hand picks those ingredients every morning. We could have made it complicated but choose not to, because we have found through experience, that keeping things simple is a good recipe for success and happiness. It's also a good recipe for a pretty tasty Pinche Taco. We hope you agree"
-The Anaya Family

Pinches Tacos

Pinches Tacos, Hollywood 
The tacos here are amazing! There are jam packed with flavors, quality, and a decent price. Parking in this area of Hollywood is an absolute mess. Took us about 45 mins to find parking, not trying to spend an arm and a leg in order to pay for parking. One thing that I had never seen and found extremely unique was there usage of Lotteria playing cards as their order numbers. This place is unique, and a very good value if you are in the mood for some LA tacos. 

Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n Waffles 
Roscoe's House Chicken and Waffles
1514 N. Gower Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90028

"Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles is a Long Beach, California-based soul food restaurant chain founded by Herb Hudson, a Harlem native in 1975. It's best known, as the name states, for serving chicken and waffles, both together and separately, although they do offer more traditional menu items as well..."

Chicken and Waffles 
"The Los Angeles Times refers to Roscoe's as 'such an L.A. institution that people don't question the strange combo anymore.' The New York Times refers to it as a 'beloved soul food chain'. The original location in Hollywood remains popular with celebrities."
Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles

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The Hollywood location is centrally located to many different attraction around the Los Angeles area and is a great place to work into your day if you are near by. It's also a great destination after a late night at the club, and need some good soul food.

(check out the other various locations in southern California) 

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