How rare that a legend lives up to the hype. Too often praise is heaped upon the undeserving. Too many times we get caught up in the moment. A new restaurant opens and it is declared the be-all, end-all only to close within a year. Everyone raves about the new sushi place until it is realized the joint sucks.
And then there is Dino’s Chicken and Burgers.
A counter order, fast food spot where you are coming for one thing and one thing only. Glorious char-broiled chicken served on top of addictively soggy French fries with warm tortillas and a side of slaw.
For less then six dollars you’ll immediately (they know why you are here) be treated to a feast and wonder if all other fries have now been ruined to you.
But that chicken. Orange and red and charred and juicy. It too is a star.
You rip into the food (good on you if you have room for the slaw) and devour it greedily and without remorse like a perv in a Thai sex shop.
And you’ll be happy knowing there is a reason this place is so venerated. Because it lives up to the hype and then some.
Why go? You need your faith restored.
Monster rating: 4½/5 Monsters
2575 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90006