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Recession Obsession: Rob Long Loves Central American Chicken

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A Recession Obsession is, 1) a meal so great that it stays in your mind long after digestion's end, and, 2) plays nice with your sensitive wallet. Is there a better place than Los Angeles to eat a wide variety of amazing food that so happens to be inexpensive? Probably not. We're as lucky as we are well fed. We last obsessed over some organic Asian at Green Zone, and Mercado La Paloma near USC. Today, we obsess...

In Recession Obsession -- a weekly guide on how one can inexpensively achieve a beer gut during The Recession without beer -- we’ve obsessed over Guatemalan, and we’ve obsessed over chicken. But not yet Guatemalan chicken. (No, not GFC.)

Pollo Campero’s great eats and fast food-prices (it is fast-food) cater favorably to families on a budget, and sitcom writers with discerning palates. One such food-centric scribe is Emmy winner, and KCRW's Martini Shot man, Rob Long (LAist Interview.)

“What I love about Pollo Campero is just how perfectly it mimics a typical American fast-food restaurant -- silly cartoon spokeschicken, bright orange and yellow logo, idiotic uniforms, paper hats,” he said. Pollo Campero is not only LAist’s latest Recession Obsession, but Long’s as well.