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Roast Chicken

Vital Information | Oct 1, 2003 10:30 AM

Dickson brought the topic of roast chicken the other day. I meant to respond to his post, but I got rather obsessed with certain political developments. So, these comments probably do not directly match his original comments. I have two things to say.

First, I believe that while Chicagoans seem oddly un-phased by roast chicken, we are quite blessed with great roast chicken. We were recently in Los Angeles and had roast chicken at Zankou, one of the most famous of roast chicken in LA. Zankou itself was a great meal, but the chicken was not nearly as good as my Chicago favorites. It seems odd that Chicagoans will use roast chicken as their bistro measurment, but have little interest for great semi-fast food chicken.

Second, in the vein of noting and exploring, and further popularizing our roast chicken offerings, Wiv and I were discussing a roast chicken taste-off. We will set a date shortly for this. Please e-mail me if interested in participated.

Contenders include:

- Mr. Pollo
- Flying Chicken
- Colombian Chicken place near Fullerton and Kedzie
- New chicken place opened by El Llano people and mentioned in last week's reader
- Pollo Chon/Papa Sabrosoa
- Tropical Taste


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