LA movers and shakers: Interviews with Los Angeles' tastemakers

Time Out interviews LA movers and shakers behind Los Angeles brands, bars, restaurants and institutions.

Wonder what your favorite film stars, designers, chefs and entrepeneurs are up to? We check in with these local LA luminaries to dish on their favorite things to do, restaurants, watering holes and reveal other Q&A confessions.

Restaurants

Govind Armstrong

The chef talks about his Costa Rican roots, fatherhood and why you want to sit next to him on a plane.

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Movies

Hadrian Belove

Cinefamily's founder chats about aesthetics, ephemerality and Korean fried chicken.

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Clubs

Brent Bolthouse

The Bungalow owner chats with us about his favorite Mexican eats and love of music and photography.

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Things to do

Avi Brosh

The man behind Palihouse and Palihotel shares his favorite things to do in Los Angeles.

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Restaurants

Roy Choi

The creative force behind Kogi talks about being a chef, his Korean roots and rediscovering Chinatown.

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Restaurants

Scott Conant

Chef Scott Conant talks to us about Downtown LA, Bob Dylan, and why he wasn't teased in high school.

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Shopping and style

Emily Current and Meritt Elliott

The design duo talks California style and favorite LA hideouts.

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Shopping and style

George Esquivel

The shoe designer shares his current LA obsessions and reveals the only travel shoe you need.

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Movies

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Attention writers, singers and artists: The actor (and heartthrob) wants to make you a star.

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Things to do

Dave Green

Mystery Trip LA’s guide shares his favorite date night and overrated sports in the city.

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Bars

Jonnie and Mark Houston

The nightlife duo shares their favorite places in LA, hangover cures and sibling rivalry.

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Restaurants

Ludo Lefebvre

The French chef dishes on his newly opened restaurant and America's obsession with cocktails.

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Comedy

Jamie Masada

Time Out goes one on one with the Laugh Factory owner and LA comedy world impresario.

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Comedy

Ross Mathews

We catch up with the TV star to dish on his new book, celebrity crushes and how to make it in Hollywood.

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Things to do

Moby

The electronic musician sits down for a chat about the city's lovable quirks and architectural oddities.

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Shopping and style

Marina Monroe

The celeb stylist dishes on what trend she wishes would go away and her new gig at the Grove.

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Things to do

Tracy Newman

The TV writer, songwriter and Groundlings alum talks about her second album and guilty pleasure.

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Music

The Record Company

The blues rockers share their favorite places to play and let us browse their 1,000+ record collection.

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Things to do

Peter Sagal

NPR’s Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me! host reminisces about his most surprisingly funny celeb guests.

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Theater

Scott Shepherd

Actor Shepherd reveals the surprising things that happen when an audience settles in for eight hours.

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Art

Jacqueline Suskin

We sat down for a chat with the artist behind Poem Store—among all twelve of her typewriters.

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Clubs

John Terzian

Shorebar, Bootsy Bellows and Hooray Henry's owner reveals his fave LA spots and love of chicken tenders.

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Music

Gavin Turek

The modern disco darling sits down for a chat—and shows off some of her signature dance moves.

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Restaurants

Pete Van Leeuwen

The Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream co-founder dishes on why his vegan ice cream reigns supreme.

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Restaurants

Sang Yoon

Chef Sang Yoon of Father's Office and Lukshon dishes on late-night eats and what he stocks in his fridge.

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