The Hollywood Reporter's 20 Most Influential Chefs in Hollywood
The pair -- who starred on Food Network's 2 Dudes Catering -- gained acclaim in 2008 for kick-starting L.A.'s nose-to-tail craze at meat mecca Animal (435 N. Fairfax Ave.).
But it's Shook's and Dotolo's fish-centric Son of a Gun (8370 W. Third St.) that's at the forefront of a high-end rethink of the traditional East Coast seafood shack. More than any other L.A. chefs, Dotolo and Shook churn out talked-about instant-icon items -- from sriracha mayo Chinese shrimp toasts to a fried chicken sandwich with spicy pickle slaw.
"We're always developing dishes, like writers coming up with ideas for scripts," says Shook of the duo, who are also involved in hot new French restaurant Trois Mec with Ludo Lefebvre. Adds Dotolo, "The one thing the dishes all have in common is, they're swinging for the fences."
Where else they eat: Dino's, where they get the grilled chicken with coleslaw and fries.
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