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I want Fried Chicken

Should I just roam on Crenshaw?

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  1. Go to Pann's and get the chicken wing dinner or the 6 wing and waffle meal.

    1. Aunt Kizzy's in Marina del Rey

      1. Love the Golden Bird fried chicken which I get at Porky's

        Porky's BBQ
        801 E. Manchester Blvd.
        Inglewood, CA 90301
        (310) 671-2993

        (near the Forum)

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        1. re: Capybara

          I second that.. Golden Bird = great chicken. If the OP is talking about roaming around Crenshaw, there is an actual Golden Bird branch on Santa Rosalia - that's one of the orignal locations. Porky's is a licensee of the recipe.

          1. re: Capybara

            Porky's Golden Bird Fried Chicken is great!

            Check out the menu at Porky's web site:


            1. re: Capybara

              Golden Bird is definitely the BEST! But it's SO FRIED... you can only eat that like, once a year - maybe twice. Plus, they are always located in really horrible neighborhoods, but if you can brave it - it's SOO good.

            2. roscoe's is quite good

              1. M&M soul food on Crenshaw and MLK blvd. has great fried chicken plus they have killer sides.

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                1. re: wizardx

                  I second that. There's one on Centinela between Sepulveda & La Tijera too.

                  1. re: wizardx

                    I went to the M&M Soul Food in Lakewood with a group of friends. We all ordered different plates and sides, and everything was really tasty. We had no room for sweet potato pie or pudding, although we were very tempted.

                    This is the one I went to. (There are others in the area, but the ownership and quality of food may differ from location to location. The sweet potatoes were yummy. The chicken was yummy. The fried catfish was yummy. Everything was basically yummy.)

                    2500 Carson St (near Cherry Avenue)
                    Lakewood, CA 90712
                    (562) 496-2077

                    1. re: katkoupai

                      Yes, that is one of my favorite places when I don't want to think about calories...I always have to warn people about it being in a bowling alley.

                      1. re: justagthing

                        Right. The location is very easy to miss. It is in a huge parking lot, next to a bowling alley, and you have to enter the bowling alley first to get to the front door of this location of M&M. Sundays after church it's super crowded, so expect a long wait if you go at that time. :)

                  2. Pollo Campero for a hispanic take on Fried Chicken, mmmmmmmmmm.

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                    1. re: irishkevbo

                      I loved Pollo Campero the first 4 or 5 times I inhaled it. Then I slowed down, and the chicken itself tasted like nothing; still liked the coating/flavoring. Never liked their sides.

                      1. re: irishkevbo

                        went to pollo campero tonight and bought a 8 piece so that I could have leftovers for lunch tomorrow. They were close to closing so she gave me 'extra' and luckily for me, yes I like and very tasty! I ordered some fried plantains and she gave me extra on that too, WOOHOO!

                      2. Flossie's. The real deal.

                        3566 Redondo Beach Blvd.
                        Torrance, CA.

                        I found the Golden Bird chicken to be all about its oddly crispy, yet greasy crust. There's some kind of crunchy cereal-like bits in there. It feels like a cheat. The chicken was incredibly greasy and slid out of its shell.

                        I find Roscoe's to be just a little too nasty.

                        1. i really enjoyed the chicken at Honey's Kettle Chicken in culver city.

                          the batter reminds me of the batter on chicken crispers at chili's.

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                          1. re: frank828

                            Honey's is great tasting chicken. Unfortunately the inefficient and rude staff makes you wait so unbearably long for the food, that by the time you get it you are just thankful you have something to eat. The last time I was there, I had to wait over an hour for a two piece chicken meal. When I grumbled out loud, I was told by other waiting patrons that the wait is always ridiculously long - but it's such good chicken that people still come back. If you want to try it out, definitely choose a non-peak time to come.

                          2. My new favortie fried chicken. Mexican fried chicken at La Nueva Posada in Pasadena. It is really good, but different. A picture here:

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                            1. re: rantsnravesnreviews

                              Nice picture of lots of chicken. Makes me hungry. :)

                              1. dinah's in glendale (san fernando road and los feliz blvd. yum! yum!

                                1. I hope that no one minds that this is my millionth time pimping, but Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken in Culver City is easily my favorite.

                                  1. I live in silverlake, so dinah's sounds good. I had Astro's and it was nice.

                                    1. honey's is good, but the only better chicken is pioneer chicken on corner of laCienega and olympic...a real dive, p/u, and p/u quickly with the engine running...it's ghetooooo.