Can anybody tell us what is going on at Larkins in Eagle Rock? We went there about two weeks ago on a Wednesday night and everything was off: the chicken was way overcooked and had sweet breading unlike anything they've had before, they were out of greens and cole slaw (! How can you run out of cole slaw???), the fried okra was greasy, and the red beans were UNDERcooked. Did we just hit a bad night with amateur cooks, or has something fundamental happened, e.g., new owners?
that doesn't sound good. we have never been to Larkins even having passed it a zillion times mostly due to friends who say it's not anything worth trying out which seems like a bummer b/c the space seems cool and the food sounds good on paper. sorry to hear that you agree with these folks who told me not to bother going :(
It seem's they've been on some sort of death watch for a while now. First there was a rumor that their ABC license might be withdrawn:
Then that their other, recently closed venture Mac and Cheeza was going to reopen inside Larkin's:
I don't know anything more than I've read online though.
I'd actually be interested in hearing others chime in on this before we write larkin's off. I never liked mac and cheeza, they had problems with their lease and it just wasn't a good location, nor the right concept, imho.
But I've always liked larkin's, fried chicken, the mac and cheese, a few of the sides. All we have as evidence so far on this thread is a bad experience two weeks ago, someone chiming in who has never been there and some speculations on the la eater blog about liquor license problems from almost a year ago. I'd be interested in hearing from others who have been there recently...