I had read online about an infamous chicken lady who served up delicious fried chicken tenders and mac and cheese. This was music to my ears. I dragged my four friends down to a small strip mall in search of the chicken lady. The restaurant is small and the walls are all adorned by autographed pictures of celebrities that had at some point eaten the chicken lady's food. The waitress looked a lot like Heather Locklear or maybe it was her, times are tough after all. Heather made a comment that we didn't look familiar and inquired how we had heard about the restaurant, we simply answered, "the internet."
I decided to get a side of the baked beans, because clearly my meal didn't come with enough food ::insert sarcasm here:: They were some of the best baked beans I've had in a long time. They were slightly smokey and not drowned in a tub of molasses.
Definitely a great, little lunch spot and I'd come back here in a heart beat. That mac and cheese was the tits and the prices were beyond affordable. Not a single thing on the menu is over $10 #IGotALittleTimeFoDat Definitely check this place out if you're ever on the West Coast.
The Chicken Lady
416 S San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Mel's Drive-In has a 50's diner look and serves up old American favorites. There are three locations throughout Los Angeles and we decided to check out the one right in Hollywood. I would have never have eaten here personally, but our party ended up here for lunch one day as a result of compromise and looking for "healthier" food options.
In general, it reminded me of an overpriced Denny's and the food wasn't that far behind. I had a Turkey pesto club sandwich and it was completely bland, lifeless and tasteless. The frozen curly fries were ok and the highlight of my meal was my coke float. Then again, how hard is it to mess up a coke float?
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If in LA, don't bother with this place.