Like so much of our life in The Before, waiting in a three-hour Howlin’ Ray’s line is a thing of the past (at least for now). Thankfully, after taking a bit of a hiatus to develop a plan, your hot chicken fix is back. One of L.A.’s favorite fried chicken spots has partnered with Postmates for delivery straight to your door.
Open from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday through Saturday, the Postmates page offers a selection of Howlin’ Ray’s faves. As of now, it doesn’t include everything from their full menu–Time Out L.A. notes that it’s missing fries and chicken tenders–but you’ll find sandwiches, wings, pickles, macaroni salad, greens, and slaw.
Howlin’ Ray’s and Postmates have had some history together, so it’s no surprise that the historically delivery-skeptical cafe would opt for a partner they’ve worked with before when it came time to launch full delivery service. Last December, the brands teamed up, along with rapper Post Malone, on a very popular delivery pop-up.
The Nashville-inspired chicken operation from chef Johnny Ray Zone and his wife Amanda Chapman has been a hit nearly since day one (we named it to our Best of L.A. list all the way back in 2017) and the lines snaking from the restaurant’s Chinatown storefront had become a local institution in the pre-coronavirus era. While ordering delivery means missing out on the community vibe of the wait and the delight of seeing the kitchen team at work, we’re grateful that delivery will give us at least at least a taste of the old experience.
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