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LA Fried Chicken Festival

wienermobile Aug 8, 2012 06:09 PM

Sunday Aug. 26th Will be LA's First Fried Chicken Festival with Baco Mercat's Josef Centeno, M.B. Post's David LeFevre, Mozza's Matt Molina, Mary Sue Milliken of Border Grill, Bryant Ng of Spice Table, Jitalda's Jazz Singsanong, and Mo-Chica and Picca chef Ricardo Zarate and Marcel Vigneron at the Coop in Beverly Hills $45 for advanced tickets. Sounds Great.

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    scuzm Sep 28, 2012 11:02 AM

    any reports on this thing? i know it's a month past and all...

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      loreeLB Aug 14, 2012 09:39 AM

      so sad we'll be out of town. I swoon over fried chicken. :(

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        TailbackU Aug 9, 2012 03:55 PM

        sounds delicious but $45 for fried chicken is laughable. Beers or not.

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          TonyC Aug 9, 2012 10:51 PM

          waiting for kevin to comment on fried chix prices.

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            ns1 Aug 10, 2012 10:41 AM

            barely more expensive than Bouchon fried chicken, way less than momofuku fried chicken.

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            nosh Aug 9, 2012 03:11 PM

            How many pieces of fried chicken do you need to eat to get anywhere near $45 worth?

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              Ciao Bob Aug 9, 2012 03:46 PM

              There's booze and sides too.

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                nosh Aug 9, 2012 10:27 PM

                The problem with most of these food festivals is the mechanics. Parking, getting in the site, then lines. Getting served, finally, and finding a place to sit down to enjoy it. More lines for a beverage, a new line for your second choice. Maybe one person in your group saving a table and having to fend off (justifiably) frustrated interlopers. Trying to possibly justify the high expenditure (yes, I know it is for charity, usually) while you are scoping the shortest or fastest-moving line. Finding you are in the wrong line, or getting close when your booth runs out of the item you've been waiting for. Where to find a bathroom, and a line there. And did I mention the lines?!?

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                  burntwater Aug 10, 2012 06:45 AM

                  The price for a ticket would be 40.50 if there was no charity attached,

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                    Ciao Bob Aug 10, 2012 09:40 AM

                    Yes,but who has ever heard of Jitlada frying chicken?
                    That, to me, is worth a little effort and money...I do not recall that being on the menu at the restaurant.

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                      Johnny Pastrami Aug 10, 2012 09:48 PM

                      and running out of food when there's a long line of customers... only to watch the chefs consuming the last of their food as we scramble for another line to stand in.

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                    eugem Aug 15, 2012 09:40 AM

                    Yeah I'm curious. Is it one friend chicken per chef or just one friend chicken?

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                    Thor123 Aug 8, 2012 06:22 PM

                    Sounds Great! Thanks.

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                      wienermobile Aug 8, 2012 07:49 PM

                      FYI: 21 and under are welcome to the event.

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                        lil mikey Aug 10, 2012 07:50 AM

                        I guess I'm too old to attend.

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