Lounging in a historical Hollywood restaurant is an enjoyable way to feel close to movie magic and precludes having to rush the red carpet, hire a personal narrator, or use giant sheets of film as blankets. Imagine your own close up with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of upscale American fare at Pig 'N Whistle in Hollywood.
Maintaining the Hollywood ambiance from its early days in 1927, The Pig ‘N Whistle delights guests with a menu cataloging gourmet American fare and live entertainment dished up Wednesday–Sunday. Guests enter from the star-studded sidewalk before sliding into a cushy booth or onto a towering stool at the long, gleaming bar.
Diners can then sink their cuisine disassembly devices into a portobello-mushroom sandwich topped with red peppers and goat cheese ($10) or carve a 10-ounce new york steak ($21) into the likeness of an Oscar. Glowing sconces illuminate the ornate decorative molding and the vaulted ceiling decorated with elaborately carved mahogany as diners nosh on artichoke-heart pizza ($13) or chicken marsala ($17). Wednesday–Saturday, visitors meander to the back room for live performances or bask in the spotlight during Wednesday- and Thursday-night karaoke, which facilitates intrepid participation with a backup band comprised of gray-toned actors from the black-and-white era.