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Eye on L.A. for Feb. 20, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010
Eye on L.A.: Hangin with the stars Eye on L.A.: First class seats Eye on L.A.: Greystone Mansion Eye on L.A.: Sanctuary in L.A. Eye on L.A.: The new flavor of Mexico

This week on Eye on L.A.: Gold Class Cinemas, Madame Tussauds, Greystone Mansion and the Lake Shrine.

First class seats
Gold Class Cinemas is a new kind of theater in Pasadena and the only one of its kind in California. The concept at Gold Class is dinner and a movie, but it's all-out V.I.P. style. This unique movie experience starts and ends with the red carpet treatment for its guests. With a chic lounge, a five-star menu and your own personal host, guests can expect an enjoyable de-stressing atmosphere before you're shown to your luxurious, first-class movie seat. Gold Class has had such a great response that they recommend reserving tickets online at least four days in advance.

Gold Class Cinemas
42 Miller Alley
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 639-2260
www.goldclasscinemas.com

Hangin' with the stars
Millions of people have flocked to Madame Tussauds across the globe since it first opened more than 200 years ago, and it remains as popular as ever. The newest location, in the heart of Hollywood, is filled with hundreds of wax figures of the biggest stars.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood
6933 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 798-1670
www.madametussauds.com/hollywood

Greystone Mansion
Tucked away in the heart of Beverly Hills, Greystone Mansion is one of L.A.'s best-kept secrets. Once owned by the Doheny family, the estate now serves as a movie location, building on its rich cinematic history. The site invites visitors to explore its tranquil grounds, just minutes away from the buzz of the city.

Greystone Park & Mansion
905 Loma Vista Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
www.greystonemansion.org

Sanctuary in L.A.
The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, also referred to as "Lake Shrine," is a spiritual sanctuary located on a hill in Pacific Palisades overlooking Malibu Beach. This serene setting includes a lake, an outdoor temple, waterfalls and symbolic monuments. Lake Shrine is open to the public: Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine
17190 Sunset Blvd.
Pacific Palisades, 90272
www.lakeshrine.org

The new flavor of Mexico
It seems like everyone in L.A. loves Mexican food, but it's more than just tacos and burritos being served up at some local favorites. Eye on L.A. visited three Mexican restaurants expanding the palette. Guelaguetza Restaurants serve regional dishes from the state of Oaxaca in Southern Mexico. The first Loteria Grill Restaurant opened its doors in 2002 at LA's Original Farmers Market, and in 2008, Loteria Grill Chef/Owner Jimmy Shaw opened a second location in Hollywood. In downtown Los Angeles, renowned Chef John Rivera Sedlar is serving up his own brand of modern Latino cooking at Rivera Restaurant.

Guelaguetza Restaurants:

Olympic
3014 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 427-0608

Plaza Mexico
11215 Long Beach Blvd #1010
Lynwood
(310) 884-9234

8th Street
3337 ½ W. 8th Street
Los Angeles CA 90005
(213) 427-0601

Loteria Grill:

Original Farmers Market
6333 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 930-2211

Hollywood
6627 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 465-2500

Rivera Restaurant:

Downtown LA
1050 S. Flower St. #102
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 749-1460

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