Best Fried Chicken
- kevin Sep 29, 2001 08:02 PM
I need a new place for really good fried chicken, since my favorite Gagnier's has been closed for a few months now (in an aside, does anyone know if Gagnier's will be reopening and the location). They had excellent fried chicken. Also, Paio (in Silverlake) had superb bbq fried chicken, but that place closed a few years ago.
Popeyes ain't bad, anyone have any other recommendations. I've been to Red's cafe and didn't find it to be that good, been to Roscoes many times but nowadays Roscoe's has been inconsistent usually veering toward bad, uncooked chicken. and on the high end I've tried Cynthia's on 3rd street, which is o.k. but nothing special for the excessive amount your paying.
I'll travel far and wide for some really good, well-prepared fried chicken. Price is no object either (just specify if it's supposed to be expensive).
I was actually there this past April. I thought Kizzie's fried chicken, among other their soul food items were mediocre at best. The fried chicken tasted very dry and bland. I wasn't very pleased with the prices and portion sizes either, I spent close to $25 to get myself full. However, it was considerably packed with African American clientele, so I guess it was popluar with them, YMMV.
I think M&M's (I've only tried the one in Pasedena) make much better soul food on the average, although I haven't tried M&M's fried chicken yet, so perhaps that could be worthwhile.
Kizzy's hasn't gone downhill, cause it was never good to begin with. It's the perfect example of an overrated restaurant. Smothered pork chops which are reminiscent of cafeteria food and dry BBQ chicken? Ugh! And collard greens which are overly vinegared with no pork. This place is weak!
re: Liver Boy
Hey Liver Boy... Thanks for the Friendly post
When I went, which, was probably over 10 years ago, I had tasty fried chicken and delightful cornbread stuffing.
I posted my response to a question about fried Chicken from a Chowhound who was about to resort to Popeyes. I doubt Kizzys could be worse than that, who knows...
Also you might like
Harold & Belle's
2920 West Jefferson Boulevard, South Central, CA 90018
It has been a while since I have eaten here, but it was very good southern food
Have you tried the fried chicken at Aunt Kizzy's Back Porch in Marina Del Rey (310) 578-1005? Sunday brunch is the best time to try this place because they have an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet that includes fried chicken.
make your own. it's always better than restaurant FC. just season the flour well.
oh, and brine your nird-pieces in a salt-sugar solution before.
good luck. don't travel too far for fried chicken, okay? promise me.
The best fried chicken I have had lately was at Maurice's Snack and Chat on Pico Blvd. It had just been pulled fresh from the fryer and was even too hot to eat. I had it with home fried potatoes that were also just made fresh, and bisquits also just pulled from the oven. The only drawback is that it was over an hour from the time we ordered to the time we were served. We were there 2 hours total. It is exactly like home cooking flavor-wise. Good home cooking.
I like Stevie's. He has 2 locations. One on Crenshaw and the other on Ventura Blvd. in Encino.
Just recently tried the fried chicken at M&M Soul Food and thought it was pretty nummy, very crisp, very moist. For lunch it was $6.99 with your choice of two sides (Greens, Yams, Mac&Cheese, Corn & Okra, Black Eyed Peas, Red Beans, Potato Salad, Dressing, or Cabbage) or $9.99 for dinner.
18427 South Avalon Boulevard
Carson, CA 90746
9506 South Avalon Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90003
5496 Centinela Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 900045
2450 Carson Street
Lakewood, CA 90746
I am also remembering a place I used to go to in San Pedro that had great fried chicken, roasted potatoes, and (surprisingly) fabulous huge olives. Anyone know the name?