Stopped by the tiny Polla a la Brasa location on Western Ave yesterday to sample the smoky deliciousness of their rotisserie chicken. Apparently, they just opened their third location a week ago Friday, and are celebrating by offering a "buy one whole chicken combo, get a bonus chicken free" special during the grand opening.
This special is offered ONLY at their new Montebello store. I don't know how long this will be offered.
2100 W. Whittier Blvd
764 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
16527 S. Vermont Ave
What makes the chicken so good? They roast over a roaring wood fire, in an enclosed pit that retains the wood smoke. The result is somewhat like southern BBQ (except cooked over high heat): smoky skin, a nascent pink smoke ring around the meat, and a flavor like nothing you'll ever get with a gas or electric rotisserie.