I'm from the South and have the good fortune of spending a few weeks in Toluca Lake. I have a serious craving for GREAT fried chicken close to the Studio City area. I'm gonna satisfy my immediate craving with a trip to Roscoe's on W. Pico, but it's a pretty good haul. Not that I mind a drive for some spectacular yard bird. Any thoughts would be appreciated. By the way, sushi is another of my culinary obsessions and I tried Midori's on Ventura Blvd. for lunch recently and was really surprised. They have an all-you-can-eat deal at lunch for $19.95. It's not a buffet. You order whatever you want, whenever you want and they just bring it on. I figured I must have eaten over $50 worth of fish and I paid only $19.95. A very cool place to my way of thinking.