Howlin' Ray's

Not at all. My to-go sando was nowhere near as good as their pre-COVID19 offerings but it is what it is for now!

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That likely did not make a difference. I didn’t have my Pork Chop Sando until more than an hour after pick up AND rewarmed the chop in the oven with the buns separated from the chops at 375F. It was frickin’ amazing.

PostMates shows my delivery left HR at 5:44pm and arrived to me at 5:57pm. We ate the sando two minutes after sanitizing everything. Wouldn’t have even attempted to rewarm the breast as it was already very dry. Must have been a one off. The wings, on the other hand, were very, very moist even after rewarming.

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Ordered some paper bags and they came with chicken…

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Um what? Delivery to the OC?

this is PHASE TWO. Our rollout will continue with extended POSTMATES availability throughout all of LA and beyond. PHASE TWO availability will tentatively include: PASADENA, WEHO & SFV. all dates, details etc will be announced as the story develops…

PS. PHASE THREE will potentially expand to reach SOUTH LA, BEACH CITIES & OC but pls plssssss be patient with us while we put all of this into place, just know we are working hard to get to your neighborhood ASAP.

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Ghost kitchens?

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I watch my gluten consumption, but if they add delivery to the SFV, I just might have to give that chicken sandwich a try. I LOVE collard greens, so that is a big incentive.

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Possibly. My friend who lives in the Pasadena area said that there might be an outpost opening at Arroyo Parkway and Fillmore. I assume giving such a specific intersection means that there is some sort of build-out occurring (but I didn’t ask)?

And we have a ghost kitchen (I think) set up in West LA at “The Colony.”

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Got some wings today, mild and medium. Chicken was crisp, juicy, and well seasoned. Some minor quibbles - batter was falling off a couple of the wings and the medium didn’t seem as spicy as it was in the old days. The collard greens could’ve been more tender, as well.

But, again, minor stuff. Still some of the best fried chicken there is and will need to resist ordering too often.

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I’ve been thinking…and don’t get me wrong. I LOVE the chicken sando. BUT, I think the fried chicken shawarma sandwich from Dune is the best chicken sandwich in the city. #comeatme

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They are at a 6 mile radius now I believe but if it gets too busy they will cut off orders FYI.

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They do cut off orders intermittently when it is busy. I was tapping F5 today for about 10 min before I was able to get my order through.

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How refreshing!

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Is this the only way, or will Postmates send a text once Howlin’ Ray’s re-opens for orders?

The reason I ask is b/c I logged in, and HR is currently unavailable. The Postmates system, though, said I could receive notification once HR re-opens (but I don’t see an interface to do that).

I saw the same issue, no actual way of setting up notifications. So I just refreshed every couple of moments on the web browser.

Got it (and in!). I actually spent so much time futzing around w/ my “address” that I actually lost the window and had to wait. So I decided to get in the car and drive, while partner refreshed the window every few mins. :slight_smile:

Lovely sandwich. Slaw is great. I had the soggy bottom (bun) issue, too, but so glad the place is back in business… And that I don’t need to wait 1.5-2 hrs in line!

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Today was not a good look - there were 15-20 or so "drivers’ waiting to pick up at certain times (saw multiple instances during my ~2 hours there), all crowded together (and some not wearing the proper protection). This was troubling to the point where patrons of other places in Far East refused to enter. Hopefully this will get solved, and I know Johnny and the HR staff are concerned and trying to do their best. This is obviously more on Postmates and their drivers (another negative of using 3rd-party apps: the lack of control over these elements).

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Reminds me of this quote from David Wilcox of Hail Mary

Wilcox said that before turning off delivery, he tried to have a conversation with a rep at Caviar about his concerns. “Caviar said they weren’t willing to create a strict set of protocols or a screening process for who is actually driving for them,” he says. “They’re just bringing in bodies.”

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I went to Far East Plaza yesterday to pick up my order from Pearl River Deli and was shocked by how many Postmates drivers were waiting for Howlin’ Ray’s. I thought maybe some were misguided HR customers who thought they could place takeout orders, but no such luck. I checked the video that I took and there were easily 25-30 drivers standing around. Most were wearing masks, though some were not. I was relieved to be able to wait inside of PRD for my order instead of out in the plaza.

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Yikes