Michael found L.A. Chicken at 11770 Thorpe Rd. in Richmond through the Internet, but was skeptical that I wouldn't like it because I would think it's technically not a restaurant. But I'm always up for something new, and I wanted my fried chicken bad.
There isn't much of decor to the restaurant though. When we walked inside, the place looked like it needed an update. It looks like a fast food place with a counter where you order with the menu up above. There are little tables on the side, but Michael and I decided not to stay and eat in. We were the only ones there and I was afraid to feel awkward.
The menu was pretty straightforward fried chicken wings, thighs, drumstick and burgers. The lady told us about the lunch menu and said that it was the cheapest deal available. With a choice of rice, fries or salad, along with a drink and gravy. We thought that was excellent because we don't have to order gravy on side. I assume that the chicken is made to order because we were told that we had to wait about 10 minutes. Well that's a good thing.
|My drumsticks, thighs, fries, gravy and drink|
I got two pieces of thighs with fries ($7) and Michael got four pieces of wings with fries as well ($10). The lady was nice enough to even give us an extra drumstick on the house. How nice! Both Michael and I agree that the chicken was really meaty, juicy and moist. The skin was nice and crunchy without having to feel really gross and regretting my meal afterwards. The gravy was really good, Michael and I loved loved loved the gravy, it was just yum! Unlike regular gravy there was a hint of pepper to it that gave the gravy a good kick of heat. Michael thought the the gravy was thicker and a lot more flavourful then the average gravy you get at a generic fried chicken at a fast food place.
|Michael's chicken wings meal|
Although the chicken tasted delightful the fries needed much work, or maybe it was us being stuck in traffic and delaying our trip back home and made the fries taste soggy, but Michael and I just can't seem to fall in love with them. It tasted more on the soggy stale side then crunchy. But I can be open minded and give the fries a second chance though.
Michael and I really like L.A. Chicken. I for one am really keen on returning the next time I want a good chicken fix. Michael is open to coming back as well, for paying a only a few more dollars then the average fast food place, we get tastier and better chicken.
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