Chef Curtis Stone has seen a lot of the world. He was born in Melbourne, spent ten years in London, and has lived in Los Angeles for the last decade. Though regardless of where Stone hangs his knives, food is the lens through which he sees the world. So where does the TV personality and chef of Maude and Gwen (named after Stone's grandmothers) eat? I got to chat with Stone for an LA city guide for Saveur. [SAVEUR]
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We hitched a ride to LAX to get our rental car and decided last minute to stick around L.A. for the day/night. We stayed in Venice for the most part, walking the boardwalk and cruising up Abbot Kinney, but burritos were had in Santa Monica and a fantastic dinner was eaten in West Hollywood at Animal. The kind of cooking they do there reminded us of the no holds barred approach taken in Montreal, at the likes of Au Pied du Cochon and Joe Beef, where the menus are made for people who like food and dislike diets.
Because we're on the go, and since internet service doesn't come with the view in Big Sur, we wanted to leave you a taste of our quick L.A. visit. Here's some pictures and a YouTube link to the song we're going to play as soon as the wheels of our Mazda hit Highway 1. Turn it up, and maybe it'll put you in the passenger seat.