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Best fried chicken in LA? where is it?

Jim Dandy's Lives! I was wrong! I am so sorry about putting out bad info and apologize for causing you (and anyone else) great anguish.

Yes, Jim Dandy is still there on the corner of Vermont / Imperial, and the one on Manchester/Western, too. I actually drove by each of them yesterday to confirm their existence rather than relying on my memory of a similar looking corner to that of Vermont.

Enjoy the food!

Oct 27, 2011
Vlashba in Los Angeles Area

The Obama caravan at Roscoe's for a little snack...

CDM formerly was Lucy's...my favorite location of the bunch, but alas, now not the same, not as good.

Oct 25, 2011
Vlashba in Los Angeles Area

The Obama caravan at Roscoe's for a little snack...

I'm a burrito kinda-person, so I can't speak to about 80% of their menu. Since I'm 'watching' my weight lately, my favorite is the Onion egg burrito. Add the cheese for more flavor. I like their chicken w/rice, all-beef, all-pork, go green if you're into spicy, & w/potatoes if you want more 'filling', carnitas, and machaca (not so much as the others). There's a hundred other items/combos that I can't speak to...Vlashba

Oct 25, 2011
Vlashba in Los Angeles Area

Best fried chicken in LA? where is it?

First, I'm sorry to say the last of the Jim Dandy's is gone! (Vermont & Imperial, South LA) You were such a good friend.

I love my fried chicken as much as anyone else, and admittedly I am more partial to the Broasted-style (a childhood thing).

Good: Chicky Fried Chicken Broasted, in NoLB

Better & Best: Ocean Park Pizza, 2819 1/2 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica (You CAN eat here, but it's really a take-out place)

Next test: Grandma's Chicken, on Alondra in Bellflower

Chowhounds: The search for the best is half the flavor of the meal, enjoy!

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Grandma's Chicken
9886 Alondra Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706

Ocean Park Pizza
2819 1/2 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Oct 25, 2011
Vlashba in Los Angeles Area

The Obama caravan at Roscoe's for a little snack...

While I have never eaten at Roscoe's on Pico, I've driven by it a zillion times on my way to Lucy's Mexican-American Drive-thru, just a block down Pico on the corner of La Brea. Last night I was on my usual trip to Lucy's when the radio traffic report mentions that the President had stopped at Roscoe's, on his way to a benefit dinner no less. I thought 'how odd' for the President to go to Roscoe's since it's kind of a 'divish' looking area institution, maybe he heard good things about them? Later, on the ch 2 TV news they mentioned the President's stop, and that four other Presidents had stopped there also, Nixon, Carter, Clinton, & Bush(?). So, maybe its now the 'thing' to do for a President on the campaign trail, and enjoy the food! BTW, Lucy's has the best onion rings around, and my personal favorite is their egg & onion burrito.

Oct 25, 2011
Vlashba in Los Angeles Area