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Tasty times at Les Sisters in Chatsworth...

silence9 | Sep 27, 200412:41 PM

Hello there... Wife and I had a fantastically satisfying dinner at Les Sisters southern/creole restaurant yesterday. Nearly everything about the experience there is right on the money. Dinner hours begin at 5:00 p.m. (lunch served from around 11:00 a.m. till 2:30 p.m.) and there is a steady stream of hungry family-types arriving soon thereafter. About a dozen tables. Zydeco on the jam box. Friendly and casual staff attending to one's wants... The lemonade is freshly squeezed and served in huge mason jars, with pulp and pits and no sugar; you do the sweetening yourself. To quote 'Pop' from "The Darling Buds of May': perfect! The menu is divided into a smoky section, a creole section, and a southern section, with numerous appetizers, entrees and combos available. I chose a starter of hot links (2), large plumpers slightly blistered and snappy, with a slow and easy whiff of heat to 'em, wallowing in a smoky barbecue sauce. Solid links. Wife started with a large portion of addictive hush puppies and silky smooth honey on the side; think abelskivers, southern-style... For the mains, I went with a half slab of baby-back ribs with two sides ( excellent and generous collard greens and cool/creamy cole slaw). The half slab, at $12.95, was substantial with 8 full and meaty ribs; the meat adhered nicely to the bone until one pulled gently with one's choppers, at which point the porked gave way like smoky carnitas. The collards were bacony, soft and set-to-life by a few drops of Trappey's pepper vinegar. The cole slaw was a bit too creamy, but then I prefer a vinegar slaw... Wife went with the basic fried chicken and two sides (black-eyed-peas and rice, and candied yams). You get a large half chicken for $10.95 ( add a couple bucks for all white meat), fried to a crackly 'hardness' on the exterior and nice and juicy within. Too much chicken for an average eater, but plenty of left-overs for the midnight pantry raid. Wife's sides were AOK, too. Other available sides included: red beans and rice, mac & cheese, and more. For dessert, there's peach cobbler, sweet potato pie, buttermilk pie (think 'chess' pie as a reference point) and more. We had the buttermilk pie to go, and I believe they gave it to us for free). Two starters, two mains with sides, two lemonades and one dessert clocked in at around $40 before tip.. We informed the waitress about the Chowhound forum, too.... For a nice dove-tailing experience of basic southern soul food and creole goodness, give Les Sisters a try... Next time, were gonna try Amber's Chicken and Donuts a few miles to the south. When we phoned Amber's to inquire about their business hours, the woman laconically replied " were open from now until tonight..". Which, I suppose, implies that they're also closed "from tonight until tomorrow." :-)

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