LA movers and shakers: Interviews with Los Angeles' tastemakers

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



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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.

  • Govind Armstrong

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

    Hadrian Belove

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

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

    Avi Brosh

    The man behind Palihouse and Palihotel shares his favorite things to do in Los Angeles.
  • Chef Roy Choi of Kogi taco truck

    Roy Choi

    The creative force behind Kogi talks about being a chef, his Korean roots and rediscovering Chinatown.
  • Scott Conant at Scarpetta

    Scott Conant

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

    Emily Current and Meritt Elliott

    The design duo talks California style and favorite LA hideouts.
  • George Esquivel

    George Esquivel

    The shoe designer shares his current LA obsessions and reveals the only travel shoe you need.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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

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

    The nightlife duo shares their favorite places in LA, hangover cures and sibling rivalry.
  • Jamie Masada of the Laugh Factory

    Jamie Masada

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

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

    The electronic musician sits down for a chat about the city's lovable quirks and architectural oddities.
  • Marina Monroe, co-founder of Stylehaüs and executive style director at the Grove

    Marina Monroe

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

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

    The Record Company

    The blues rockers share their favorite places to play and let us browse their 1,000+ record collection.
  • Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!'s Carl Kasell and Peter Sagal.

    Peter Sagal

    NPR’s Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me! host reminisces about his most surprisingly funny celeb guests.
  • Scott Shepherd in Gatz.

    Scott Shepherd

    Actor Shepherd reveals the surprising things that happen when an audience settles in for eight hours.
  • Jacqueline Suskin of Poem Store

    Jacqueline Suskin

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

    John Terzian

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

    Gavin Turek

    The modern disco darling sits down for a chat—and shows off some of her signature dance moves.
  • Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Truck

    Pete Van Leeuwen

    The Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream co-founder dishes on why his vegan ice cream reigns supreme.
  • Sang Yoon of Father's Office

    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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