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Chefs Los Angeles

Interview: chef Vinny Dotolo (Animal, Son of a Gun + Trois Mec)

Native Floridians Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook arrived in L.A. over a decade ago and have built a successful catering business and restaurant group, which includes Animal, Son of a Gun + Trois Mec....
Chef Los Angeles

Interview: chef Jon Shook (Animal, Son of a Gun + Trois Mec)

Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo moved to L.A. from Florida more than a decade ago. Yes, they dabbled in television with the Food Network show, “Two Dudes Catering,” but have since hunkered down and...
Pork Chop Los Angeles

Animal Pork Chop [CLOSED]

There aren’t many apples that get eight-page spreads in The New Yorker, but SweeTango managed to pull off that feat in 2011 thanks to writer John Seabrook’s article. To help continue their forward momentum,...
Chef Los Angeles

Thomas Keller’s Go-To Restaurants in Los Angeles

Before Thomas Keller opened The French Laundry in 1994, he was behind the stoves in Los Angeles at downtown’s Checkers Hotel. He maintained a connection with the city and in 2009, returned with Thomas...
Vegetable Dinner Los Angeles

Jeremy Fox “Vegetable Dinner” at Animal

Last year, to conclude the Carnivore! panel moderated by Jonathan Gold at Hollywood’s Ricardo Montalban Theater, Animal chef/co-owner Vinny Dotolo said that his next restaurant with Jon Shook could very well be vegetarian. The...
Chefs Los Angeles

Cart For A Cause, Animal-Style

Last Tuesday, it was either a Los Angeles traffic miracle (or divine intervention) that allowed me to reach the Pacific Design Center in time to snag the very last fried chicken sandwich from Cart...