Fried Chicken at Mom's Bar-B-Q House (Van Nuys)
Anyone been in the last few years? I have some freelance work to do in the valley, and wanted to knock a fried chicken joint off my to-cluck list (although I know they're mainly a BBQ joint - any good on that end as well?).
I thought the chicken was OK.
You should grab some of their sticky sweet sauce BBQ beef ribs, which I've always had a soft spot for (but this is no way cue like say BigMista, or Bludso's compton, PHillip's etc), get some greens and potato salad to go with it.
And then grab a side of gumbo while you are at it.
Most importantly, get a slice each of their dunccan hines style yellow layer cake and coconut layer cake, both last time i checked was 1.75 a pop per slice, a whole cake is something ridiculous like 9 bucks.
homey, rec room atmosphere.
and while you are in the area, do a a bbq taste within about a 2.5 mile drive at Swinging Door BBQ, which is all the way on the other side of vanowen.
Yeah, unless you phone in an order, you'll wait a while because it's fried to order. Everything we've had there has been fantastic. Mrs. G says their chicken is way better than KFC. I loved their meatloaf and had it every Tuesday until it got too expensive for the portion. At one time they also had chicken livers which I loved. The beef ribs are good but not as meaty as Roma's. I loved the beef and pork sandwiches, their beans and potato salad, which, I think, is not homemade.
The next time you go would you please do me a favor? Please tell Steve, the big guy in back, or the shorter guy in front (IIRC, his name is Vincent) that "Bob", the white haired older guy with the raspy voice, misses them and hasn't been in because he moved to Las Vegas.
Just asked my brother about the fried chicken. (When I go to Mom's, I always eat beef) He's had it several times and he said it was really good. I love the place and often get one of Mom's whole chocolate cakes for my birthday cake. Enjoy!