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Recession Obsession: Zankou Chicken

Zankou Chicken's Chicken Tarna Plate a la Styrofoam
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The Official Recession has been upon us for fourteen official months. It’s still not a reason we can’t enjoy life. This is LA -- we’ve got plenty of inexpensive options! A Recession Obsession is food (or an activity) that is fantastic whether times are good or bad -- because it's that damn good. We last loved on Baja California’s finest fried bargains: fish tacos, and today...

Much has been said about Zankou Chicken. From the drama, to the fine food, to the name drop in one of Beck’s songs -- Zankou has earned it’s status as “LA institution.” As many restaurants close their kitchens, Zankou continues to grow. This family-owned restaurant now has seven Los Angeles locations, plus one in The OC.

A meal at Zankou is usually enough for a hearty sit-down plus some leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch. Rarely will one of these plentiful portions cost more than $10 per person. Zankou Chicken is a definite Recession Obsession.