Watch Animal’s Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo on ‘Munchies’


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Animal chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo star in the Hollywood edition of Vice’s ‘Munchies’ TV series.

‘The food scene has really taken a turn here [in L.A.] in the last five years,’ says Dotolo on the show. ‘Now it’s a place where it’s considered to be a culinary mecca of the U.S. I don’t know if the rest of the U.S. would agree with that, but I think we want to kind of wave that flag a little bit.’


So the Animal guys pile into a van with a dozen others, including actors Aziz Ansari, Michael Rapaport, Ethan Suplee and Zach McGowan, to do some late-night snacking at Gui Rim, Dino’s Chicken & Burgers, Mi Teresita taco truck and more. They also make doughnuts, which, according to Shook, are seasonal. ‘Believe it or not, doughnuts only work when the temperature is right here in L.A.’

-- Betty Hallock