Larkin’s: Cooking Well and Doing Good

Dec 13, 2011

On Colorado Boulevard just west of Pasadena sits a fetching little Arts & Crafts bungalow that’s home to a friendly, modern soul-food restaurant, Larkin’s, where the chicken is fried and you drink your wine out of Ball jars. Here’s a lovely piece on the LA Weekly’s food blog Squid Ink by our pal Jenn Garbee about how the folks at Larkin’s have been quietly helping a local family every holiday season for the last few years. That alone is reason to head over there for a meal… but the food and the welcoming front porch are reason enough as well.

Here’s the lowdown from our sister publication, EAT: Los Angeles 2012:

WHY Skillet-fried chicken and other Southern comfort dishes served in an atmospheric old home.

WHAT Everyone loves the charm of the restored Craftsman house, and though it took a year or so to settle in, now most everyone loves Larkin Mackey’s Southern cooking. Portions are small by soul-food standards, which is better for you anyway. The chicken is skillet-fried the right way, the mac ‘n cheese is exceptionally creamy, and the banana pudding is comfort in a crock. Weekend brunch is a hit.

WHO Tastefully tattooed parents with gorgeous multiethnic toddlers, and other modern-era Eagle Rockers.

1496 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, 323.254.0934, L & D Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. BYOB. MC, V. $$

1 Response for “Larkin’s: Cooking Well and Doing Good”

  1. I’ve been to Larkin’s. But frankly when I’m down on that stretch of Colorado I’m thinking more of the Oinkster.
    Btw, with New Yrs here again I hope you’ll be blogging about Floats.



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