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Chicken place on Olympic Blvd?

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jennvn Dec 27, 2009 03:34 PM

There is a chicken place on Olympic Blvd that serves up their chicken (the chicken is almost completely red in color) with a side of fries and this amazing vinegar sauce. However, I cannot remember the name and am searching for it. I know that it is before Wienerschnitzel's on Olympic, heading east. Also, it is a shack, basically, that also serves burgers and chili cheese fries. There is always smoke coming out of it and I have been looking for the name but have yet to have the time to go look for it. Does anyone know of it?

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    bruinike RE: jennvn Dec 27, 2009 03:59 PM

    Dino's chicken?

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      Servorg RE: bruinike Dec 27, 2009 04:19 PM

      Sounds like Dino's, but Dino's is on Pico Blvd.

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      Dino's Chicken and Burgers
      2575 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90006, USA

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      jennvn RE: jennvn Jan 6, 2010 10:51 AM

      Yes, it was Dino's. I got my streets mixed up and eventually drove down Pico and found it. Thank you :)

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        Bria Silbert RE: jennvn Jan 6, 2010 12:40 PM

        Sounds interesting - what's the deal with Dino's chicken?

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          Norm Man RE: Bria Silbert Jan 6, 2010 01:52 PM

          The Half Chicken Plate at Dino's Burgers is one of my favorite meals -- Half of a Grilled Spicy Marinated Chicken, Fries drenched in the spicy marinade, Cole Slaw and Tortillas for only $5.50 (I always ask for "Extra Juice").

          Chowhound Abby said that Dino's Burgers Chicken is "The most amazing chicken dish I ever had." Abby's review of Dino's Burgers (Azusa location):

          http://pleasurepalate.blogspot.com/20...

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            Jase RE: Norm Man Jan 6, 2010 02:18 PM

            Yup, definitely try it. Great chicken. I normally hate soggy fries but somehow with it drenched in the marinade it works. Dump the cole slaw though. That cold slaw stacked next to the hot food in the same clamshell means it becomes luke warm and tastes kind of nasty. But it's generic slaw at best.

            At $5.50 it's a lot of tasty food food for cheap. I really wonder how long they can maintain the pricing. Was $5 for the longest time, then crept up a quarter a year ago? Now another quarter added.

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              mollyomormon RE: Norm Man Jan 6, 2010 04:30 PM

              Those soggy fries are actually better than the chicken and I'm not normally a french fry kind of girl.

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                Bria Silbert RE: mollyomormon Jan 7, 2010 12:23 PM

                Thanks - I am definitely in the neighborhood and will give it a go this weekend. The soggy fries remind me of Pollo Inka's saltado dishes.

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                  TastELA RE: Bria Silbert Jan 7, 2010 06:56 PM

                  what do you get, white or dark meat?

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                    westsidegal RE: TastELA Jan 7, 2010 07:03 PM

                    you get a half a chicken.

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                      Servorg RE: TastELA Jan 7, 2010 07:06 PM

                      http://laist.com/attachments/samkim/d...

          2. monku RE: jennvn Jan 7, 2010 07:18 PM

            I prefer the Dino's in Boyle Heights.
            Better service, better food and definitely more parking.
            You want extra sauce on the side no problem. I've seen people order the chicken deep fried which seems a little over the top, but I'll have to give it a try sometime. Owner George is always friendly and helpful. He must do well, he owns all the buildings and property on that side of the block.
            Prices are slightly lower...$5.95 and you get an unlimited soft drink with the half chicken, fries, cole slaw and tortillas. I've talked to him and he doesn't seem to know what goes on at the Pico location. Lot's of county workers and LAPD seem to eat there all the time. Also huge burritos for like $4.95.


            2817 N Main Street Los Angeles, CA
            (few blocks from the USC County Hospital)

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              Bria Silbert RE: monku Jan 8, 2010 11:34 AM

              Maybe a silly question - but how are the burgers at Dino's Burgers

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                JAB RE: monku Jan 8, 2010 12:07 PM

                I have to respectfully disagree with monku on this one. I work much much closer to the Boyle Heights location and willingly make the drive to the K-Town location. The fries aren't anything alike between the two. Boyle Heights appears to use frozen fries where as the K-Town locations appears to use freshly cut fries.

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                  Norm Man RE: monku Jan 8, 2010 02:29 PM

                  Dino's Burgers Main Street is owned by the brother of Dino's Burgers Pico. They use different marinade recipes. I like the food at Dino's Burgers Pico better.

                  Dino's Burgers Pico also has locations in Azusa and Pomona (Someone said the Pomona location may be a franchise). The Azusa location (formerly Ted's Gourmet Fast Food) actually serves the Half Chicken Plate on a plate with real fork and knives.

                  http://www.DinosChickenandBurgers.com

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