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The Boys Behind Buck Mason Share Their Top Local Spots

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Erik Allen Schnakenberg (LEFT) and Sasha Koehn.

Erik Allen Schnakenberg (LEFT) and Sasha Koehn. Photography by Josh Franer.

Erik Allen Schnakenberg and Sasha Koehn have made quite the journey from America’s heartland to L.A. After meeting a decade ago in Venice at Schnakenberg’s Thanksgiving for Midwestern transplants, they launched Buck Mason (buckmason.com) in 2013. “The brand is quintessentially an extension of our taste and the way we see things,” says Schnakenberg, who now resides in Echo Park, not far from Koehn in the Arts District. The creative pair share their local picks. KOEHN: Free Range Truck The best fried chicken sandwich in L.A. freerangela.com. • Tabula Rasa Bar At this spot in Hollywood, the owner, Zach [Negin], sources small wines from around the world that are always fun to try. tabularasabar.com. • Los Alamos Great little main street. Don’t miss lunch at Bell Street Farm. visitsyv.com. SCHNAKENBERG: Chez Jay Peanut shell-covered floors, bare-bones surf ’n’ turf and a jukebox brimming with songs from the ’50s, and just steps from the beach in Santa Monica. chezjays.com. • Elysian Park Incredible views of Chavez Ravine. laparks.org.Figaro Bistrot For half a block, this place makes Vermont Avenue feel like the Champs-Élysées. figarobistrot.com.

A look from BUCK MASON’s latest campaign.

A look from BUCK MASON’s latest campaign. Photography by Nicholas Maggio.

Edited by ALISON EDMOND.