Oh my. I was supposed to meet a friend at Lotus Garden on Mission Street and it was closed yesterday, so we decided to go instead to Good Frickin Chicken instead. The menu looked kind of meh, rotisserie chicken, pitas, hummous. I ordered the half chicken, full dinner, which comes with a side (I chose hummous), a salad, and pitas. I had no idea how good rotisserie chicken could be! It was covered with some kind of flavorful paste, sorry I didn't dissect what was in it, I was in chicken frenzy. It was so moist! The best thing on the plate was the smooth yet powerful garlic paste; second best was the pita, aptly described as "pillowy" and covered with some spice mixture and sesame seeds. A little pita with a dab of hummous, a chunk of chicken, and a dollop of garlic paste = heaven in my mouth. My very chatty friend and I got very very quiet while we were eating. Even the salad, with a bright, fresh tasting mint-and oregano-spiked dressing, was delicious.
I can't wait to go back. Yum. This was the closest I have come yet to a chain of restaurants I have been to in L.A., I think they might be Lebanese? Jordanian? It's chicken and garlic paste and pitas, but the pitas at the L.A. chains are plain. It's been a good decade since I've been to L.A. to visit the chicken places there, but Good Frickin' Chicken brought me back. See you tonight, GFC!