Du-pars Chicken Pot Pie
Dupar's is known for its delicious pies, so it naturally follows that they would have a kick-ass chicken pot pie. Really, its only competition in town is Musso and Frank's, and I still think Dupar's has them beat.
The thick, comforting gravy is not too bland, and not too salty. In fact, it's just right. Huge chunks of chicken fill the pie, so there is none of that gypped feeling you always had growing up with frozen chicken pot pie. It is mostly white meat, but there is a little dark meat thrown in for depth.
The pie's crowning glory is the light, flaky puff pastry. There are simply no words to describe it - it's almost like a croissant with crispy edges. The pie is served with a spoon with which to break into the crust, and release the aromatic steam like a genie from the bottle.
Dupar's renovations did not take away the cool retro vibe. The room is still open and inviting. On a cool night at the Farmer's market, the warm room was welcome relief and escape from the chill. Plus, they are open 24 hours. Who could ask for anything more?
Du-pars (323) 933-8446
6333 West 3rd Street (in the Farmer's market)
Photo by Elise Thompson for LAist