Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles may be a classic LA restaurant, but it’s not the only place dishing up a killer combo of battered chicken and syrupy waffles. Consult this list for additional Chowhound-approved stops.
For the dinner-and-a-movie crowd, a flick in Hollywood can now be paired with barbecue from Roadside Eats, a casual kitchen brought to you by the folks behind Rush Street in Culver City. Try the hickory-smoked tri-tip sandwich on a French roll, or the chopped chicken sandwich on a crusty brioche bun.
In September, Chowhounds banded together and sought out fried fish in every corner of Greater Los Angeles. Next time a craving for roadside catfish and chips, po’ boys, or oyster sliders strikes, use this comprehensive fish list as your road map to battered bliss.
For some, the name Barnyard conjures up pig troughs and hay, but for Executive Chef Jesse Barber, formerly of the Tasting Kitchen, the title is about casual comfort. Head to Venice to sample perfectly executed salmon, grilled bread with homemade raspberry spread, and more off Barber’s small-plates menu.
Allumette describes its fare as avant-garde comfort food, and after a recent visit to the Echo Park restaurant, Ciao Bob declares the food delicious as well. Blue prawns with pork belly, white peach, and pickled wasabi were a favorite, and the Szechuan pork dumplings (pictured) are a must, if they’re available.
For cleverly mixed cocktails with a side of pupusas or yuca sticks, hunt down the Copper Still Bar, a speakeasy hidden inside Jaraguá Salvadoran Restaurant in Koreatown. And be sure to befriend bartender Nancy Kwon—she’s the one running the show, crafting drinks with fresh ingredients and a lot of love.
For some Chowhounds, a bad day can be turned around with a hefty slice of cream pie. Cure your ills with one of these recommended banana or coconut cream pies. And be sure to add your own favorite to the list!