For chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Los Angeles is a city of muses

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[MUSIC] L.A. as a city really influences artists. Being an artist and being a chef are very similar and Has been a huge part of our existence here in Los Angeles. [MUSIC] Painting, sculpture, design, food, you have to use your senses. [MUSIC] And just like food and. In art, it's a never-ending process. You're constantly looking at it, moving forward, looking back on what you've done, refining it using your own personal taste and perception of things to show to others. [MUSIC] If you wanna check out some of the best art, some of the best You know stores and by far at the best restaurants in the country? You come to this city. [MUSIC] All people in their respected crafts are looking for inspiration outside of themselves, and what can inspire them to do their craft well And I find that in [UNKNOWN]. It's an amazing museum there's always all different kinds of exhibits that go on there. It's a place where people can see art in a public space. A lot of art goes back to private homes and this way it's available for everyone. [MUSIC] Nicky Kehoe is an interior design shop That carries home goods, furniture, bedding. We like what they're picking, we love what they're getting inspired to buy, and what they're inspiring to sell. The Beverly Hills Cheese Shop is a highly curated cheese store that offers the best artisanal cheeses from around the world. I think they probably have Over a hundred different cheeses when you walk into that facility. You might go in there and ask him and say I like creamy, soft cheese and then he might whip out, you know, 10 to 15 different ones. He's curating your experience. Salt and Straw is a transplant from another great city that came down here to join our culture. And i think that's part of some's up what L.A is. Is and has helped raise the bar. Ice cream game up. Yup, ice cream game up. [MUSIC] Now really Matsuhisa [UNKNOWN] some of the most iconic sort of restaurants for Los Angeles and really paved the way for guys like John and I. He kind of made sushi approachable for America. He kinda the founding father of what we would call American sushi. That's a huge undertaking and title to give somebody, and I think he's earned that because of the art of his food, and the craft, the flavor, and when we go and eat there and taste the food, see the food, it inspires us. At the end of the day whatever you're making you want somebody to You indulge and get into and see and touch and taste and all those things all kind of play into it. Inspiration is always around you and things that can inspire you are always around Around you, sort of your perception and if you'll take notice to it. Yeah, and you can find inspiration anywhere, whether you're finding it at a museum or you're finding it at a store, you're constantly looking for influences and inspiration to whatever it is that you're doing. [MUSIC]
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For chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Los Angeles is a city of muses
For chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Los Angeles is a city of muses


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