Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dino's Chicken and Burgers (Huntington Park)



...after accolade, Dino's Chicken and Burgers has em from just about every publication.

Bacon Cheeseburger.

Despite the acclaim, I find the burger particularly pedestrian.  The sauce is good, but the patty and everything else inside, is rather pedestrian.  In fact, the bacon in it, reminded me of that scrawny "bacon" you get with your McDonald's breakfast meal.  No bueno.  It's not a bad burger, in terms of fast food burgers, but the bacon does suck.  Skip the burger and order a pastrami sandwich or...

...their acclaimed ½ chicken, fries and coleslaw combo.

The fries remind me of In n Out's, which I actually hate.  On their own, they are thin, dry and hollow but add animal sauce, or the drippings from the chicken marinade here and the result is far better than it's initial iteration.  Still, the fries are not worthy of bringing people back, in my opinion.  The chicken though; that's can be debated.  For one, the chicken is moist throughout.  It has a good charbroiled flavor and the marinade/sauce come through in spades.  The flavor ends up being a little spicy, tangy and vinegary.  None are overwhelming though so the balance is good.  I wouldn't hype the place up as much as others have done, but I'm not about to knock it either.  The chicken dish is good but not worth "dying for," as many people like to say these days.  It's worth trying at least once but not something I'd crave on a regular basis.  Good but not great.


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