With a history that stretches back to the 1930s, Hollywood Park has been entrancing bettors with invigorating equine sprints for more than 70 years. After dropping off cars, vans, or giraffe-drawn carriages with obliging valets, guests can stroll inside the grounds and pick up the day's program and peruse upcoming races. After placing bets on favored thoroughbreds, visitors can plunk down in general-admission seating to cheer on favored steeds. Food vouchers allow guests to pick up comestibles at the on-track dining areas, refueling for raucous rooting or between-race games of freeze tag.
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A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.
The squash-savvy staff at Shawn's Pumpkin Patch flaunts a cornucopia of variously sized pumpkins to adorn fall festivities. Against a rustic backdrop of straw bales and cornstalks, pyramids of gigantic, medium, small, and mini pumpkins ($1–$80) sit ready to be taken home and carved to mimic the visage of a zombie or a beloved imaginary friend. Although not included in today's Groupon, Shawn's Pumpkin Patch also hosts pony rides, mini-train trips, and a petting zoo ($3–$6/person).
NextSpace furnishes a collaborative workspace and fosters a community for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and other independent professionals. Cafe members are welcome to grab a seat alongside others in a productive coffee-shop-like space, taking advantage of the office's wireless and wired commercial broadband Internet, a networked printer, scanner, fax machine, utilities, and basic janitorial services. Access to conference rooms, a copier ($0.10/page for black-and-white printing, $0.25/page for color printing), and complimentary coffee, tea, and caffeine-dispensing helmets are also granted to all card-carriers. A range of events, such as brown-bag lunches, members-only email-discussion lists, lectures, and happy hours extend the experience beyond the office like a tender birch tree stretching its limbs to high-five a nearby druid.
Nottingham-born chef Brendan Collins never forgets where he came from: he named his British gastropub Waterloo & City after a London train line he often rode as a boy. In the kitchen, he melds his British sensibilities with a repertoire of French culinary techniques and butchery training to create upscale pub dishes using a bounty of seasonal, local ingredients. Driven by a belief in using every part of the animal, he pairs standard cuts of lamb and Angus beef with charcuterie he creates in-house, such as head cheese with English mustard and smoked tongue and carrot terrine . Waterloo & City’s décor also speaks to its English roots. Recycled church pews painted in vibrant colors line the lounge, and guests in the dining room kick back in taupe suede banquettes and black, high-backed wooden chairs that complement bright lime baseboards. Antique mirrors and framed vintage photographs float around a central 30-foot copper-topped bar, where bartenders infuse each beer with a Cockney accent.