Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles (Long Beach, CA)

wpid-wp-1443285914148.jpgRoscoe’s is an iconic Los Angeles restaurant that serves some of the most delicious fried chicken around and accompanies it with butter drenched waffles. Open until 2:30 am on weekends, this is the place to go for late night munchies or post drinking. The parking was kind of tricky at first, but we eventually found the right lot.  With a group of three at 10pm on a Friday, I expected some sort of wait.

Fortunately, we were in and out in less than an hour. Anything you get here will be filling and delicious. Most dishes range from $11 to $18. Don’t expect wpid-wp-1443285923313.jpgto be refreshed and energetic after this meal.  You’ll be in the hurt locker for a minute and asking yourself “WHY?!? WHY?!” but shit, it’s totally fucking worth the delicious crispy spices and batter over the juicy chicken. Add the hot sauce for some extra volcano ass.

730 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-8355


Mrs A – Hanoi Pho (Torrance, CA)

Mrs A’s pho serves a Northern Vietnamese style of pho that’s completely different than the pho I’m used to.  It’s not really a bad thing, but it also doesn’t make me want to switch to the commi style of pho. The main differences between the two are the ingredients. While both north and south use a beef broth, the vegetables, noodles, and meat are different takes.

If you’re used to the southern style (basil, bean sprouts, onion, cilantro, etc.), the first thing you’ll notice is the lack of condiments or vegetables.  You’ll find no sriracha, hoisin, or basil here.  The bowl is served with a shit load of green onions, noodles, and beef.  The noodles are thicker than the southern style and the beef taste more like some sort of meatball or dumpling filling.

If you’ve never had pho before, this will be delicious.  It’s like a homemade beef noodle soup for when you’re feeling under the weather.  However, if you’re a southern pho expert, you’ll immediately know why communism didn’t last.

2531 Pacific Coast Hwy
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 534-8889

2 stars