Hollywood has gone through more facelifts than an aging actress, but Musso & Frank Grill, with its famous red booths and waiters in red jackets, has been around for a century, predating even the Hollywood Sign. The classic meat-and-potatoes menu has hardly changed since Frank Toulet and Joseph Musso opened the Hollywood institution (later bought by Joseph Carissimi and John Mosso, whose descendants currently run the place) in 1919. Its celebrity and literary clientele go back to Charlie Chaplin and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and it’s been seen in countless TV shows and movies, most recently Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The iconic restaurant will celebrate its 100th birthday at a public ceremony hosted by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Sept. 27th, honoring the grill with a Hollywood Award of Excellence, shaped like a star, located in front of the restaurant and adjacent to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. James Woods, Danny Trejo, Joseph Montegna, Marc Summers and Michael Callahan, as well as Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president Rana Ghadban, city councilman Mitch O’Farrell and family of the owners will be in attendance.
Musso & Frank Grill, 6667 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; Fri., Sept. 27, 11 a.m.; free. (323) 467-7788, mussoandfrank.com.