Legendary Fried Chicken & Nashville Hot Chicken Hits L.A. - Howlin' Ray's New Restaurant!


#443

Hi @frommtron,

I totally feel your pain. You can see if the persons in front or behind you are nice enough to hold your place in line.

Then just ask for a restroom token at Howlin’ Ray’s (just walk up to the front and ask for a token).

But really, this is not going to be the greatest meal in your life; if your expectations are that high, you will only be disappointed. :frowning:

It’s just really good Fried Chicken done consistently, that sadly is just overwhelmed by customers.


#444

Lol this is not going to end well.


#445


#446

Oh, forgot to mention, doesn’t that mean +30 minutes to actually get the food?


#447

Okay for real someone get back to me on this.


#448

They usually are. But if you can hold it, it does take a few minutes to get your order out after your order, so you make a rush to the bathroom after ordering. Luckily it’s close by.

–Dommy!


#449

There is an otherwise pleasant young fellow belting out Piano Man at the community piano.
This test of will grows tougher.

Current state of mind:


#450

I feel despondent. And I must pee. And yet I persist. For that I feel shame.

The drama! LOVIN’ this play-by-play - I know, at your expense - but you’re killin’ it!


#451

Worse comes to worse, you can while away the time listening to an interesting episode of the Sporkful podcast which talks about how people decide particular food is food worth waiting for, and how wait time impacts perception of the food. Includes a blow by blow account of standing in line for pizza at Di Fara’s in Brooklyn on a hot day, including much debate about whether to leave and actually get something to eat at lunch time. http://www.sporkful.com/is-this-pizza-worth-waiting-for/

We’re rooting for you!


#452

Nice :slight_smile:

Yah at least this sounds better than the time my friend waited 4.5 hours for Pizzeria Bianco (before they expanded) in the hot Arizona death heat wave.


#453

But really @frommtron. If you’re not feeling it, it’s OK to get a Po’Boy from Little Jewel and just come back when Howlin’ Ray’s expands (they are going to double the size of the kitchen and tables, and add a separate Take Out window). All of this bodes well for much shorter lines / wait times.


#454

Remember drinking your own pee to survive is always an option. If you do make it a free colon cleanse is built into the price of lunch.


#455

on tonight’s episode of “Intervention”…


#456

You are already invested, tough it out if you can. At least you are not at the end of the line


#457

I’m in front. Right in front. The guy in front of me appears to have turned into a fried drumstick. I’m going to try eating him. Will report back soon . . .


#458

Gentleman was not amused, but too weak to fight me off.

Bigger problems: I’m at 8% fam. Nope. 7%. All.is.lost.


#459

Left wallet in car.
Kidding. Got food. Peed. Laughing at those crazy people in line. Hahahahahahaha!!!


#460

Alright!
Ordered:
1/4 dark, medium
Solo wing, country
Fries
Peach tea
Pickles

Yeah. I mean, its pretty great. Medium was nice for me. Pleasant tingling. Hot could be handled, but I’m not sure it would taste better. Crunchy, juicy, well seasoned down to bone. Pretty perfect.
The country wing was good, but it felt lacking next to the spiced 1/4.
Fries were well-executed fast food style. Or the kind you wish you got at a fast food stand because these were perfectly cooked and seasoned. Still, hindsight says I should have just gorged on a 1/2 bird and skipped the accoutrements.

Free cookie for the kiddo when I do pick-up from school later.

But is it worth it?
Well, sort of. Under certain circumstances, YES! But mostly I would say it requires better timing and planning. I’d gladly wait an hour with a good book or some friends. I wouldn’t do 2 hours again because it’s not worth carving a day up like that.

Thanks for the encouragement.


#461

Glad u survived, you have more patience than me!


#462

Hi @frommtron,

Glad you enjoyed the fried chicken! On National Fried Chicken Day no less. :slight_smile:

Yah I agree with you: With better planning (rotate with your friends and you can grab a coffee/drink / look at some of the shops nearby), it’d be more manageable.

That, or when they do the expansion, which should cut down the wait times a lot.

Give their Simmered Collard Greens a try next time, really tasty.