About Roadhouse LA

Modernist Global BBQ

It’s the world’s oldest cooking method: heat and meat. What was once a primal need (a primal must) has now been raised to an art form: BBQ.

Personal BBQ recipes may be the most closely guarded and cherished of all secrets, passed down from generations and defended with pride and passion. You can say a lot of things about a man—but challenge his BBQ style at your own peril.
BBQ has forged life-long friendships, inspired marriage and fueled divorce, built communities and driven civilizations into battle.

BBQ is serious business.

And while no one can agree on the proper spelling (BBQ, Barbeque, B-B-Que, Bar-B-Q, Bar-B-Cue, etc.), there is certainty about what is at the core of BBQ genius.


Kyle Schutte knows smoke. And a lot of other things about how to achieve culinary perfection. 

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, Schutte joined the award-winning ONE Midtown kitchen in Atlanta and was the Executive Chef at both Vu in Marina del Rey (where he was named one of the top young chefs to watch) and 54Twenty in Los Angeles (where it was named one of LA’s best new restaurants.) 

As Executive Chef of Roadhouse LA, Kyle is creating BBQ with a modern twist, combining farm-to-table ingredients, global influences, and state-of-the-art techniques.

Roadhouse LA is a partnership between Adam Fleischman’s AdVantage Restaurant Partners and LEG (Levity Entertainment Group.

AdVantage Restaurant Partners

Co-founded by Adam Fleischman, the self-taught chef and uber successful food and wine entrepreneur best known for creating Umami Burger and co-creating 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, the culinary venture group works with innovative chefs to bring new, best-in-class food concepts to market.  AdVantage Restaurant Partners has interests in Red Medicine in Beverly Hills, Roadhouse LA at The Improv in Hollywood, smoke.oil.salt, and L.A. Creamery artisan ice cream, among others.

Learn more about Advantage Restaurant Partners at www.adVantageprtnrs.com

Levity Entertainment Group (LEG)

LEG is a leading media company with multiple platforms of content creation and distribution. LEG owns a portfolio of comedy clubs nationwide, including the Hollywood Improv, represents over 75 artists, writers and lifestyle personalities, executes the digital strategies for over 125 comedy properties and performers, and produces television specials and series for broadcast and cable networks, including the hit series Iron Chef America and Food Network Star.

The Hollywood Improv

Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, The Improv is where many of today’s stars were born and continue to shine, a non-stop launch pad for the Who’s Who of comedy—Robin Williams, Lily Tomlin, Andy Kaufman, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Drew Carrey, Ray Romano, Dave Chappelle, and Jeff Dunham, to name a few, are all Improv alumni. Founder Budd Friedman established The Improv in NYC, 1963 and later moved it to the West Coast where it continued to build its reputation as the premiere venue where Hollywood’s talent management, agents and film/television executives look for the best in new talent.