Among Hollywood Blvd.’s vape stores and souvenir shops selling California license plates with your name on them is an unexpected piece of actual culture: Musso & Frank. This classic American grill has been open since 1919, and not much seems to have changed since then. The waiters still wear red jackets and bow-ties, crab louie is still on the menu, and there’s a vintage phone booth in a corner that you’ll absolutely want to take a photo in. And while the food here is just not good, it’s also impossible to have a bad time. Which is mainly due to the very strong martinis, and the general sense that you’ve walked off Hollywood Blvd. and into a time machine.
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