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Jun 5, 2014 06:24 PM

hot chicken shacks

Nashville is famous for it's 'hot chicken', soaked in buttermilk, double fried, and slathered in a cayenne/garlic red paste just before serving. The addictive quality of this fare has even reached Portland, Oregon with Cackalack's Hot Chicken Shack. (see article in this month's Saveur).........Does ANYONE in the Los Angeles area serve anything like this???? And, if not, would somebody please get on it????

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  1. KyoChon, OB Bear, or Dung Sung Sa.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      While I like both OB Bear's fried chicken and their sweet and spicy sesame wings, I can't remember having something similar to what the OP described.

      Have I missed something delicious at OB Bear? If so, please edumacate me.

      1. re: JeMange

        Of course they're not the same. OBB is Korean. Bring your own white bread and dill pickle slices. Bottle of cayenne pepper if you just want it to "look" right.

        Plus, it's a totally regional food -- like Beef on Weck -- why would it be here in the West Coast, much less LA in particular?

        1. re: ipsedixit

          Dude, don't get your back up. This was not a loaded question.

          I was simply wondering if they offered fried chicken doused in non-sweet hot sauce.

          1. re: JeMange

            I was simply wondering if they offered fried chicken doused in non-sweet hot sauce.


            (And I'm too old to get my back up these days.)

          2. re: ipsedixit

            Doesn't top round sell a beef on weck???

              1. re: jessejames

                Is it any good?

                Or is it just roast beef with horseradish? A glorified Philippe's beef dip, in other words?

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  Good. Bun has salt and caroway seeds which makes the sandwich. Au jus 50 cents. I add whiz. Guessing that's not for u.

              2. re: ipsedixit

                Lol. Beef on week is available at Top Round.

          3. Wow, no mention of the hot chicken at Hart & The Hunter??? Their recipe is taken right out of Nashville. It's only available at lunch, but it's one of the best lunches in LA.

            Dark, or white meat depending on your preference. White bread + pickles as that are both as high quality as the chicken. It's even better than it looks in this picture in person:


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            1. re: BacoMan

              They often mix up their lunch menu and usually only offer like six things. I know when I went there for lunch, it was not offered that day. Perhaps OP can call ahead before making the trek there for that one particular item.

              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                They actually pretty much always have it, they just sometimes forget to put it on the menu. I went once specifically for it, and upon arriving didn't see it on the menu. I asked, "did you guys stop serving the hot chicken??" and they said, "No, we can make it, it just got left off the menu."

                I suppose it couldn't hurt to call ahead though.

            2. If you can be patient you may be in luck in the (undetermined) future:

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              1. re: Servorg

                I don't see why OP need be patient when authentic hot chicken already exists in LA...

                1. re: BacoMan

                  Maybe they can only make it for dinner.

                  1. re: Servorg

                    With how desperate they sounded in their original post, I imagine they'll be willing to take off work for a day to get some for lunch.

                    We should start a petition to make them start making it for dinner though...

                    1. re: BacoMan

                      Thanks, everyone, for the input......went to Hart & Hunter about 6 months ago for the chicken skin sandwich and other good stuff.....don't know HOW I missed the Hot Chicken, but will certainly return soon....VERY excited about the Prince rumor....Prince's doesn't have a website, so maybe will give them a jingle......

                2. re: Servorg

                  Well, I loved hearing about this.

                  As I've heard so so so so much about Prince's and I posted on this thread before reading your post.

                  Thanks Sevrog.

                3. They're ain't any like Prince's Hot chicken shack in LA.

                  nuff said.

                  That's a super regional food stuff that hasn't quite made it to LA just yet.

                  1. The fried chicken sandwich at Paper or Plastic on pico is wonderful. Bring your own hot sauce.