Inspiration is everywhere for Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, from the delicate hand of a pioneering sushi chef to the deep-dive curation of an iconic cheese shop. But when it comes to sparking creativity in a cultural capital like Los Angeles, the duo behind restaurants like Animal, Trois Mec, Jon & Vinnys make a point of looking beyond the world of food. Here, the chefs reveal their affinity for LA’s community of painters, sculptors and other visual craftsmen, the institutions who support their work, and the affinity they see between chefs and artists. S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water introduces you to a world of unique taste experiences

By Food & Wine
Updated December 19, 2017

From an interior design shop that reveals its distinct taste and perspective in its inventory, to a creamery that celebrates soCal-sourced ingredients, Jon and Vinny’s LA picks reveal an appreciation for personality and hard-earned expertise.

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles; 323-857-6000;

Nickey Kehoe
7221 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles; 323-954-9300;

The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills
419 N Beverly Dr, Los Angeles; 310-278-2855;

Salt & Straw
Multiple locations;

129 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles; 310-659-9639;

435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles; 323-782-9225;

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