There was a time 6 or 7 years ago when my favorite fried chicken in LA was the Louisiana Fried Chicken on La Brea and Santa Monica. They always fried my order fresh, making the 15 minute wait beyond worth it. Sadly it closed down and I came to the sad realization that the franchise quality varied considerably from location to location.
Just saw the LA times article on this storied franchise and it got me thinking:
I’ve recently moved to south la and encounter Louisiana Fried Chickens on nearly every major street. Any ideas which ones are killing it and which ones I should pass on? I recall having a good experience at one right near the Forum - on Exposition maybe? Are there any that fry to order? I imagine that approach would not fly at the smaller locations. I think part of the appeal of the La Brea location was that they did more Chinese food business than chicken business so a bucket sized order was fried to order.
Anyway, help me out with this one and I promise ya’ll I’ll post an early report on the tasting menu at Vespertine.
Oh keep us updated with your LFC favorites. My favorite location was also the La Brea/Santa Monica outpost. Tried one of the Pasadena outposts (believe the one on N. Fair Oaks) and found it fine, but not as good. I pass by one on La Cienega at Rodeo frequently. Maybe I should stop in someday soon.
The best LFC by far is the one on manchester & normandie. Always packed and fresh. Go on Sunday when the church people are in there and it’s super packed and fresh. If you like LFC you won’t be disappointed.