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Los Angeles: Social Hollywood
6525 Sunset Blvd.; 323-462-5222

A one-industry town? Not exactly. One day you might be dining among celebrities partying at a dramatic new spot, the next you're surrounded by families as you encounter the most authentic moles this side of the border.

The Hollywood Athletic Club, a former playground for the stars, was reborn this May as Social Hollywood, a dining and drinking complex opened by restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow. Inside the Moroccan Room, frescoed vaulted ceilings and latticework screens set the stage for fragrant evocations of the western Mediterranean: pomegranate-glazed rack of lamb, chicken bastilla (in phyllo pastry, with almonds and Moroccan spices). Celebrity spotting is virtually guaranteed. Dinner for two, $120.