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The best crazy chicken in town!
Want chicken? Our friends, Amy and Stuart introduced us to Dino's Burgers. Dino's serves the yummiest chicken in town! I've never had a burger here, even though that's what the place is called. The chicken and fries are just toooooo intoxicating!
Dino's is at 2575 West Pico Blvd., just east of Normandie on Pico in the Byzantine-Latino Quarter. This area is called the Byzantine-Latino Quarter primarily due to the fact that Saint Sophia's Greek Orthodox Cathedral is nearby. Also, Papa Cristo's CK Market and Greek Restaunt is down the block. After many of the Greeks left the neighborhood, Latins started owning and operating businesses in the area. Now, Greek, Latin, Korean businesses operate in this lively area.
Dino's is open Sunday-Thursday from 6am to 11pm and Friday-Saturday from 6am to midnight. This is a perfect take-out place, but you can eat there too. It's really just a stand with a small dining room and a few tables outside. The owner, Demetrios Pantazis invented the chicken marinade. I detect vinegar, garlic, maybe oregano. There's also some sort of spice that turns the chicken bright orange, very much like tandoori chicken. The chicken plate comes with a 1/2 bird, coleslaw, corn tortillas, French fries and hot peppers. The sauce from the chicken seeps into the huge mound of fries and they become delicious droopy morsels of yum. By the way, they make their fries and coleslaw from scratch. You can substitute rice and beans or a traditional salad if you prefer. Also, the 1/2 chicken plate is really inexpensive...less than $5.
Dino's has a little parking lot, but there is street parking. Go there, get orange fingers and lips!
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