I think opinions of churches tend to be very subjective, but I really do like this church. The building itself is very nice, inside and out (I give points for good windows, I admit), but what's better (and more important) is that this is a wonderful group of people. The staff and the parishoners are so kind and friendly, even to strangers. I have only gone to worship services here, but I know they also offer a variety of bible classes and other activities for youth and adults alike.
I went here for the first time last night for a concert. What an amazing venue! It's got great sound, beautiful views, and a professional and helpful staff. The bathrooms could use some updating, but weren't terrible. There is a good variety of concessions available- not cheap, but run by the Patina Group, so you know it's tasty! I opted to take one of the park-n-ride shuttles, and I definitely recommend it. It's only $5 roundtrip, and they have several locations (I chose Pasadena). You get in and out very quickly, so no waiting around stuck in traffic, plus you don't have to pay $14 to park!
PROS: Amazing sights and sounds, shuttle buses save time and money
CONS: Nothing major
This is a Hollywood Landmark. You've probably seen it in movies without even realizing it. The Roosevelt has undergone remodeling in the past few years that have brought it back to its original Art Deco style. There is a lot of history to this place, which the staff will tell you, like rooms that are supposedly haunted by celebrities. The pool is nice, and I think it's open to the public. The rooms are ok, not great, but the reason to stay here is location, location, location!
The Comedy Store is neither the best nor the worst comedy club I've been to. I guess a lot of the overall rating has to do with how funny the show was, and it was ok, but not great. The facility itself was ok. It was clean, anyway. I had to drive around to find a parking space, which isn't the easiest thing to do in LA. The admission price was in line with what most places charge.
I went to this place for the first time the other day while I was out running errands. I had two tacos, one carnitas and one carne asada, and they were both excellent. What I didn't like, though, was that an employee was mopping the floor as I was sitting there eating. She came within about 3 feet of my table, and I just felt like maybe she could have waited until I got up. I walked very carefully across the wet tile floor, because it felt slick under my shoes, and I was afraid i would fall. Good thing I liked the food, or I would have rated it lower.
This is a good place to go for wines and liquor. They have good sale prices on liquor, and they have a very nice selection of wine. They ship nationwide, and they have a website so you can see what they carry and what the prices are before you go in the store.
I have taken dry cleaning here a couple of times, and it has always been done on time and without any complaints from me. The prices are ok; not great, but not overpriced. I guess it's hard for me to get too excited about a dry cleaners, but Imperial does a nice enough job that I'll probably go back.
I started going here a few years ago when I saw an ad in the paper that said they would refill your grill tank for only $8. I had a new grill and tank, so I didn't want to go exchange a brand new one for a used one. Well, I've been going there ever since, and even though the price is up to around $12, that's still only about a third of what it costs to go exchange your tank at other places. The service is fast, reliable, and I recommend going here.
The menu changes with the seasons at the Winds, so you can always know that you're getting the freshest ingredients. They don't have a huge menu, but it's a nice variety of options for vegetarians and carnivores alike. They always have creative combinations- this is not a boring menu. The service here is excellent, and they some nice wine choices to go with the food.
I think Galpin has a really nice service department. I took a vehicle in recently and was very pleased that it was fixed right the first time, they explained clearly everything they had done, and the price was reasonable. I didn't feel like they were trying to rip me off, and I'll go back there again.