Sunday, September 18, 2016

Preview: The Chicken or the Egg in Playa Vista, CA

by @btsunoda

I recently attended a pre-grand opening party at the Chicken or the Egg in Playa Vista. If you haven’t been to Playa Vista before, it’s an interesting mixed-use development situated between Westchester and Playa Del Rey.
The concept is the creation of Hunter Pritchett (Waterloo & City, Mendocino Farms, Son of a Gun) and Sean Krajewski. The name, Chicken or the Egg, represents a restaurant that serves breakfast egg sandwiches, salads and dishes that include fried chicken. In addition, their ingredients are sourced locally from suppliers that have sustainable processes.

The restaurant interior is urban with a clean minimalist appearance. The design fits in well with the office buildings situated nearby. Both bar and table seatings are available. There were a couple of indoor trees which offset the stark interior.

I was able to sample a few items that evening.

A delicious assortment of baked good awaited us. These were just baked and were warm and tasty.

Chicken Cobb Salad
Photo credit: The Chicken or the Egg

The combination of free range organic fried chicken, crispy maple bacon and roasted corn placed this over a regular chicken cobb salad. The use of butter lettuce was an interesting variation.

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Toast - The King Salmon was smoked, flavorful and very tender. It was combined with vegan hollandaise, avocado, pickled red onion, poached organic cage-free eggs. The flavors were bold and worked very well together.

Country Fried Chicken Sandwich
The chicken was both crispy, tasty and moist inside. The honey sriracha remoulade and radish cabbage slaw inside the sandwich complemented the fried chicken nicely.

Chicken or the Egg will conduct a soft opening in mid September. Check their website for the latest information.

Chicken or the Egg
12150 Millennium Drive
Playa Vista, CA


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