Daddy’s Chicken Shack started off as a small stand at Los Angeles’s weekly food festival Smorgasburg. The positive public response means it has since grown into a brick and mortar store in Pasadena. Chef Pace Webb and her partner Chris Georgalas founded the shack together while expecting their first child, hence the name. For chicken fans everywhere, the foods here are a must.
Webb hails from Texas and Georgalas is half-Japanese, so the pair decided to create a fusion of their heritages with Southern-style fried chicken with a hint of Asian flavor. The menu is littered with tantalizing buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches served on brioche buns baked fresh daily. There are even vegan options so the non-carnivorous can chow down with equal fervor. Even meat-lovers will feel satisfied with these epic sammies stuffed with rich blends of coconut curry brined cauliflower and aromatic herbs like cilantro and mint. There’s even a dessert menu, which sports the perfect Japanese-American fusion that is the salted miso chocolate chip cookie. If you’re drooling, stop by Pasadena to sample the eats or, even better, have Daddy’s Chicken Shack cater your next event. You can’t go wrong with these decadent twists on good old-fashioned foods.
BIG Daddy - Buttermilk fried chicken smothered in vinegary napa slaw plus sriracha mayo for just a hint of spiciness served up on a toasty brioche bun.