Los Angeles’ neighborhoods are full of hidden gems, but it’s no easy feat discovering them on your own. We enlisted the help of tastemaking locals to share their insider tips on where to eat and shop; what to do; and where to glean some of that star-worthy sheen. Thanks to designer Trina Turk, barman Julian Cox, alchemist Amanda Chantal Bacon and celebrity chef Jet Tila, we’ve got the best of L.A. covered.
Chef Jet Tila grew up working at his family’s Thai grocery store—the first in L.A.’s Thai Town. Who better than Tila to give us a tour of the neighborhood?