What originally began as a ghost kitchen in Koreatown is now a full-blown chicken shop with a home on the corner of Melrose and Western. Le Coupe's counter-service space looks like a colorful lounge at some tech office, but it's a great place to pick up a hearty lunch in East Hollywood. Your priority should be their crispy fried chicken, which is marinated for 24 hours in buttermilk and coated in chili honey. The spicy-sweet meat is a study in harmony, so don't be surprised if it shows up in your dreams later. You can get it in a huge sandwich topped with pickles, honey mustard, and copious amounts of cole slaw or as a meal with a side of corn ribs, which are tossed in lime mayo and sprinkled with queso fresco.
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