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Apr 14, 2009 06:09 PM

Good Fried Chicken

I saw a thread from 2004 regarding fried chicken but nothing recent. I'm looking for good fried chicken I don't have to cook myself.

My mostest mostest favorite is Golden Bird. They are few and far between now and open and close quicker than... Anyway. while everyone was running to Porky's in Inglewood for the bbq, I went for the golden bird chicken. I know they've moved but really don't have the gumption to drive to San Pedro to find out they don't have it since it's no longer on the Golden Bird site.

I've tried the one on Avalon in Gardena and it was pitiful. That chicken had no love in it. The only other chicken I've tasted that would make me commit bigamy was made by a friend who pasted a while ago. So if anyone can recommend something in the South Bay I'm all over it.

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  1. There should be several threads, search again or just go to Flossie's in Torrance.

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    1. re: Burger Boy

      I heard of Flossie's but have never been.

    2. Pann's has the best tried chicken in the city, as far as I'm concerned. Great crunchy (but not too thick) crust and very juicy meat. Take the breast home for something else (it's a little too dry), but the thigh, wings, and drumsticks are even better than the old Porky's, in my opinion. Incidentally, Porky's also has a place in Long Beach.

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      1. re: Harry Nile

        Pann's is good also, get some of their buscuits & gravy.

      2. Honey's Fried Chicken, there's one in Culver City but the original is in compton, I believe.

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        1. re: paprkutr

          You are talking about Honey's Kettle. Good, though expensive. A lacy crust. Made to order, so service is pretty slow. They used to advertise two-for-one two-piece combos in the LATimes but not the last month or so.

          1. re: nosh

            I prefer the Compton Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken. Better and friendlier service than the Culver City one. They were running some reasonably priced specials, a two thigh dinner for $5.00; reasonable for the best fried chicken around.

            1. re: Ogawak

              I will try the one in Compton hopefully tonight. I've been satisfying myself with chicken wings from a fish market.

            2. re: nosh

              Have you been to the Culver City location lately? There seems to have been a personnel change. The slooow girls who only cared about gossiping among themselves are gone. Replaced by semi-nicer but al least much quicker guys!

              1. re: NYCnowLA

                Good to know. Those girls probably got hired by Hot Dog On A Stick at the Santa Monica Pier.

                1. re: NYCnowLA

                  Yes I just went there last week and they have a totally revamped staff. The service was much quicker than it used to be and they got my order right. Those girls used to just stand around and took so long to fulfill orders it was a joke. It makes the food taste better, not that I mind waiting.

            3. Maurice's on Pico (if it's still there)

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              1. re: Funwithfood

                I found two on Pico thar seem to be within waling distance.

                1. re: Chow Down Hound

                  sadly, maurice's is there no longer. in it's place is Chef Marilyn's soul food express.

              2. I've had Porky's Muggies Fried Chicken, and I like it even better than the old Golden Bird they used to sell. They are available at both the Long Beach and San Pedro locations. If you liked Golden Bird, I think it might be worth a drive.

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                1. re: Ogawak

                  If it's better then Golden Bird then I definitely have to try. Would it be to much if I got Honey's and Muggies'?

                  1. re: Chow Down Hound

                    I'd be curious what your opinion is. I like Honey's best, but Muggies works too.