One of LA’s most storied restaurants had adding new dining space for the first time since 1955, as Hollywood legend Musso and Frank has created three private dining areas lined with wine bottles and hand-painted murals to accommodate the demand for separate rooms. Designed by Gensler and built by J. Baer Construction, the rooms do their best to fit in with the classic space, even offering a separate red carpet entrance to allow for industry wrap parties, weddings, and other special events. The space was previously occupied by two adjacent retail shops for which the restaurant’s ownership served as landlord.
Artist Irwin Miller, who was previously a design director with Gensler, helped create the Italian countryside-inspired murals depicting the Palio de Siena horse race in Siena, Italy, a nod to Musso and Frank’s Italian heritage. Opened 102 years ago, Musso and Frank continues ownership by John and Cathy Echeverria, Mark Echeverria (the current COO), Steve and Anne Jones, and Kristen Kohlmeyer. Everything from the martinis at the bar to the classic grilled dishes to the fettucine alfredo have been immortalized over the past century. Chef J.P. Amateau is only the third person to lead the kitchen throughout the restaurant’s storied history.
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Wake and Late, the popular Downtown LA breakfast burrito spot, is expanding to a huge 2,300 square foot space on Santa Monica Boulevard, according to What Now LA. The plan is to open the Westside Wake and Late by mid to late 2022.
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One of the city’s best bar spaces is reopening
It looks like the Wolves in Downtown, which was awarded best design by Eater LA in 2018, will be reopening on November 12: