An Ode to Zankou Chicken

An episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm was inspired by Zankou Chicken.

In a nondescript mini-mall in a rundown section of East Hollywood called “Little Armenia” sits an innocuous eatery wedged between a laundromat and a liquor store. The site is the original Zankou Chicken, a humble Lebanese restaurant named after a river in Armenia.

Known for their spit-roasted rotisserie chicken and luscious garlic paste, Zankou admirers included Pulitzer-prize winning food critic Jonathan Gold, who…

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Loren Kantor

Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.