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The (100 Year) History Of Hollywood’s Oldest Restaurant




Musso & Frank Celebrate 100th Anniversary And Book Release
Musso & Frank Celebrate 100th Anniversary And Book Release
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Even if you haven’t eaten at the famed Musso & Frank grill, you’ve probably consumed it in some way -- as the backdrop in Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time...in Hollywood,” or “Mad Men” or “Ocean’s Eleven.” 

Besides its on-screen allure, Musso has attracted various Hollywood insiders as well as literary greats for the last 100 years. Charlie Chaplin, Francis Ford Coppola, Raymond Chandler and Charles Bukowski are just a few of the many greats who frequented the restaurant’s dining room.  

And the new book “The Musso & Frank Grill: Some Place To Eat” dives into the history of the restaurant, its patrons and its place in Hollywood. The book also features several recipes, including Musso’s famous Fettuccine Alfredo, and the story behind its classic martini. 

"The Musso & Frank Grill: Some Place To Eat” by Michael Callahan
Michael Callahan

Larry sits down with the book’s author, as well as the owner of the restaurant, to learn more.

Guests:

Michael Callahan, author and journalist; his new book is “The Musso & Frank Grill: Some Place To Eat”

Mark Echeverria, owner and chief operating officer at Musso & Frank Grill  



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