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Any suggestions for a great whole roast chicken or BBQ chicken to bring home in west hollywood or the westside

snoobie Aug 7, 2008 12:50 PM

I have tried Whole Foods chickens and they are really tasteless. Suggestions for a good quality chicken tastefully prepared would be very much appreciated. Anyone taste the prepared chickens from Gelsons or Bristol Farms?

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    grubtrotters Aug 8, 2008 11:04 AM

    Believe it or not, Ralph's has an excellent rotisserie chicken, far better than the one at Whole Foods, which I agree is tasteless. I believe they brine the chickens at Ralph's. Don't add salt until you taste it. It's quite juicy and flavorful.

    1. Baron Aug 8, 2008 09:25 AM

      What about the roast chicken at Costco? You get a jumbo roast chicken for $5.99 that is really quite good.

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      1. re: Baron
        a_and_w Aug 8, 2008 09:47 AM

        Good call -- rotisserie chicken at Costco is excellent.

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        coolbreezecurry Aug 7, 2008 08:22 PM

        california chicken has a great and affordable roasted chicken to bring home, great sides to.

        1. yinyangdi Aug 7, 2008 07:49 PM

          When I have to bring whole roast chicken home for dinner I think that California Chicken Cafe is FAR superior to any supermarket chicken. Plus, the roasted onions/potatoes are really tasty!

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          1. re: yinyangdi
            a_and_w Aug 8, 2008 09:46 AM

            CCC ootatoes are indeed excellent (I also love the cabbage salad) but I don't agree that the chicken itself is so much better than what's available at supermarkets.

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            Faim Aug 7, 2008 04:28 PM

            Monday Plummer park Farmers Marker- Fountain/Vista. Delicious rotisserie chicken.

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              Diana Aug 7, 2008 01:17 PM

              Gelson's is good. Try it.

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