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Nov 20, 2008 11:16 PM

BBQ Fried chicken

Here's the question:

BBQ fried chicken is one of the greatest, if not the greatest creations I've ever had the pleasure of trying. This dish was featured at the now long gone Paio in Silverlake, on the bottom of the Body Builders Gym (now home to an artisanal burgers joint, formerly the Comfort Cafe, and even before that the orginal location of Chameau). The cher at Paio created quite a miracle with this chicken.

Basically, I love fried chicken and I love hickory smoke bbq. And this combined the best of both worlds. An amazing, crunchy crust that shatters under your teeth coupled with the strong fragrance of smoke. Great stuff.

Is there someone still serving this anywhere in Los Angeles, or perhaps Orange County, or anywhere for that matter?

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  1. Sounds great!

    KyoChon makes a spicy grilled wing -- not at all what you are talking about but it's an interesting wing.

    1. is this fried chicken with a BBQ sauce or smoked then fried? I liked the "Smokey Fried chicken from Stevies on the strip. Now long gone, however there is another location in sherman Oaks on ventura blvd..... Never been there though... I believe stevies had a bath in liquid smoke, then coated and deep fried