Rotisserie Chicken of California
Pasadena is no stranger to iconic, old-school establishments that lure people in from all over SoCal. Rotisserie Chicken Of California currently isn’t one of them—but it should be. This tiny, hole-in-the-wall spot in downtown has been around since the 1980s and is home to some of the best rotisserie chicken we’ve ever eaten in LA. The signature dish is the “Rotisserie Chicken Thirty Two,” a special and very secretive recipe that uses a 32 spice blend to coat the chicken. It’s tangy and salty with a sweet and sour kick that stays on your lips all afternoon. Whether you live in and around Northeast LA or not, a solo lunch at RCC is a pilgrimage worth taking.