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At Howlin' Ray's in L.A.'s Chinatown, chef Johnny Zone and his wife Amanda have created a sensation with their Nashville-style...

Living through the hours-long wait is now as much a part of the Howlin' Ray's experience as the fried chicken...

Chinatown's Howlin' Ray's incorporates Southern soul and hospitality into its menu and philosophy, courtesy of chef and owner Johnny Ray...

It’s been a tremendous year in Los Angeles, with everything from ambitious chefs opening meat-centric tasting menu destinations to humble...

The restaurant is called Howlin' Ray's because of the howling sound grown men make when they bite into its already-legendary...

In a city as big as LA, restaurants tend to get divided into two categories: restaurants you go to, and...

Located in a tiny counter space inside the Far East Plaza in L.A.’s Chinatown, Howlin’ Ray’s became a foodie mecca...

These star newcomers represent L.A. at its no-limits finest. From a beachside vegan café to a strip mall destination in...

Photographer Bonnie Tsang has a keen eye for beautiful things—so much so that the photographer was named one of Time...

It’s been a tremendous year in Los Angeles, with everything from ambitious chefs opening meat-centric tasting menu destinations to humble...

What happens when you take your first bite of Nashville hot chicken, say the Howlin’ Hot fried chicken at Chinatown’s...

Finally, Los Angeles’ restaurant scene is breaking out. While other major cities have always offered a sea of fine dining,...

There’s a little bit of Nashville going on right now in Chinatown. Howlin Ray’s, which opened this month amid the...

A little piece of Nashville has landed in LA. Howlin Ray's one of LA's best food trucks opens its brick...

There is no reason for a full moon to howl at how good Howlin' Ray's Nashville Hot Chicken tastes.

Let’s make one thing perfectly clear: I f*cking love fried chicken. Wings, most notably, though each crispy and spicy variation...

For those with a masochistic palette, Chinatown’s revived Far East Plaza on Broadway has everything you need: papaya salad at...

. Suddenly right there in the DTLAexplorer Instagram feed was a photo from Howlin Ray’s Nashville Hot Chicken restaurant right...

This Chinatown chicken specialist is the brick-and-mortar outpost of the beloved food truck of the same name. Howlin' Ray's counter-service...

Howlin’ Ray's is that place you've definitely heard about. The Nashville hot chicken joint started out as a food truck...

Like all good tales, it started with revenge. A scorned lover decided to teach her husband a lesson by dousing...

Holy hot chicken! The chef behind Howlin' Ray's, Johnny Zone, has spent time in the kitchen with some of the...

Los Angeles, host Lucas Peterson visits Howlin’ Ray's, a Nashville hot chicken restaurant nestled in a strip mall in LA’s...

For two weeks straight in 2014, Johnny Ray Zone replaced the usual cream in his coffee with a heaping capful...

This small, no-frills spot in Chinatown’s Far East Plaza is the permanent location for Johnny Zone’s popular Nashville-style hot chicken,...

Standing in the backyard of his Los Angeles home while his two puppies ran around, I picked up the chicken...

In its first five days of business, Howlin Ray's has sold more than 1,500 pounds of hot chicken, chef/owner Johnny...

Once southern food was hard to find north of the Mason-Dixon line. Now restaurants all over the country are serving...

In a time when "the phenomenon of hot chicken" has beat out Korean friend chicken and fried chicken sandwiches, Howlin'...

The back of your throat starts to burn and you're convinced you can feel the heat of cayenne pepper in...

With a food truck set to roll, Johnny Ray Zone’s recent pop-up gave L.A. a rare taste of Nashville cuisine....

The way Zone makes Nashville hot chicken, you’d swear he was from Tennessee and not LA. And because it’s from...

Like The Weeknd, the fried chicken sandwich is currently having a moment, and also like The Weeknd, hot chicken makes...

Snacky Tunes is back with a brand new episode featuring Chef Johnny Zone of Howlin’ Rays Hot Chicken and musical...

Los Angeles is going through a serious fried chicken craze. What was once a cheap eats dish found in BBQ...

Chef Johnny Ray Zone is an L.A. boy. Born and bred. But during a stint in Nashville, he developed a...

LA is about to get a cult food item that it's never really had: Nashville Hot Chicken. Johnny Zone, most...

Like The Weeknd, the fried chicken sandwich is currently having a moment, and also like The Weeknd, hot chicken makes...

Actor and chef David Burtka teams up with Food Network's Alex Guarnaschelli to beat the king of competition cooking, Bobby...

Few dishes are as results-driven and obvious in the quality of execution at first bite than a proper fried chicken....

Howlin' Ray's is a husband and wife team who take their truck around Los Angeles spreading fried chicken cheer wherever...

Hot chicken, the Nashville specialty in which fried chicken gets a scorching jolt from a brushing of spicy paste, has...

From a hole-in-the-wall Hollywood spot to a Spanish success Downtown, these were LA's best restaurant openings of 2015.

June gloom. It doesn’t apply to your fried chicken. Somebody say Howlin’ Ray’s Hot Chicken, your new truck for Nashville’s...