Peruvian chicken

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dctourist
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Peruvian chicken - Wed, 10/10/07 11:53 PM
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They call it "Pollo a la brasa," and it's cooked on spits rotating around like a carousel, about 30 chickens at a time. The smoke perfumes the air for blocks around (probably not so great for global warming; oh well). There are several such restaurants/chains in the DC area; the best is El Pollo Rico, in Wheaton (I heard the Arlington one closed). Servings are huge and cheap, the meals completely proletarian: your choices are a quarter chicken or a half, dark (pierna) or light (pecho); and three choices of sides (you get two) - steak fries, coleslaw, and not-so-great tortillas. They give you two sauces, one a fiery green one (too hot to be jalapeƱo) and a mayonnaise-y one.

Anyone else have Peruvian chicken in their area?

Billfish
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RE: Peruvian chicken - Thu, 10/11/07 1:46 AM
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Yes,check out

www.surfsidechicken.com

I havent been there yet,I talked to the owner just before they opened and he said he would bring us some coupons but that didnt happen.

kozel
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RE: Peruvian chicken - Thu, 10/11/07 7:34 AM
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According to my son, there is one in Pittsburgh down on the strip. He and his wife like it.

Tfshaw
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RE: Peruvian chicken - Thu, 10/11/07 11:09 AM
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I'm living down in the NOVA area, so I'm surrounded by them. The Pollo Factory in Sterling, VA is amazing.

divefl
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RE: Peruvian chicken - Thu, 10/11/07 11:35 AM
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I have taken advantage of some of the places in VA. Love the sauces.