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My LA to Z: Joel McNeely

The Emmy Award-winning maestro, who composed the music for Seth MacFarlane's new flick A Million Ways to Die in the West, talks L.A.'s music scene, making time for family, and the restaurant he considers a "meat-lover's paradise"

My LA to Z: Gina Carano

The MMA fighter and star of thriller In The Blood can't get enough of the South Bay's good eats. She tells us where to find a top-notch champagne brunch, tacos to cure hangovers, and a local eatery with a Cheers vibe

My LA to Z: Brooke Williamson

Any way you slice it, this Top Chef alum and chef/owner of Tripel and Hudson House can't get her fill of the L.A. food scene. See where she partakes in ice cream-stuffed shaved ice, Korean steamed crab, and Sunday morning Nutella crepes

My LA to Z: Reggie Watts

Watts is back in comedic action on season three of Comedy Bang! Bang! (premiering tomorrow on IFC). Here the coffee connoisseur and self-proclaimed non-vegetarian talks well-made espresso, tempeh Ruebens, and French food that rivals his mother's home cooking

My LA to Z: Chris Jacobs

The co-host of Velocity's Overhaulin' and weekend presenter for the NFL may be a Chicago native, but after 25 years in Cali he's become a full-blown Angeleno. See where he finds perfect ocean views, stellar sushi, and the seedier side of L.A.

My LA to Z: Max Brooks

The author of the zombie novel World War Z (and son of Mel) delves into the lives of black WWI heroes for his latest, The Harlem Hellfighters, out this month. Here's how he enjoys L.A. with his nine-year-old boy

My LA to Z: Wally Pfister

The Oscar-winning cinematographer and newly minted director (his futurist sci-fi thriller Transcendence hits theaters tomorrow) savors simple pleasures like playing guitar and throwing pottery. Here, he shares his alternate L.A. universe

My LA To Z: Kevin Daniels

The star of USA's new series Sirens (who you may also recognize as Longinus from Modern Family) may play a Chicagoan on TV, but he's got L.A. on the brain. Here he tells us where he detoxes on Monday mornings, finds duds for that 6'5" frame, and gets in a bit of salsa dancing

My LA To Z: Shohreh Aghdashloo

The Oscar-nominated Iranian actress reigns supreme as Gypsy queen Stefania Vaduva Popescu on NBC's Grimm. Here she tells us where to indulge in healthy fare, breathtaking hikes, and how to find a bit of Tehran in L.A.

My LA To Z: Terry Crews

The breakout star of Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine (and those awesome Old Spice commercials) tells us where he geeks out on art books, spends an afternoon with his (five) kids, and how he maintains that linebacker’s physique