If only I had come to Rockbird in Glendale sooner!
Located in a small strip mall on the corner of Chevy Chase and Colorado Blvd, Rockbird is definitely upping the chicken game! The menu and restaurant are simple and clean. They serve chicken. If you want a burger go someone where else. Fair warning...parking in the center is very limited, however there is plenty of street parking on Chevy Chase. Also, it currently has limited indoor seating, but they are in the process of building a large outdoor patio. Other than those two workable items, the place rocks! Is that why they called it Rockbird?
Meet the #2 a two piece plate. It comes with 2 half fire grilled cornish hens and two sides. The hens are brined overnight and then fire grilled to perfection. I can't even begin to describe how good this meal was. The skin was crispy and the hen was super moist and juicy!
If you're getting a plate just for yourself, I would suggest to just get the #1 one piece plate. Its more than enough for dinner, but the #2 two piece will give you leftovers for lunch and its ONLY $4 more!!! That's a legit steal!
Meet the Baja Bird...its a huge fried chicken breast with cilantro aioli, citrus slaw, chipotle sauce and tomatoes. Its so crisp and so moist its crazy good. The chipotle sauce isn't really hot, but there is a kick at the end. I could probably eat this sandwich three times a week. Maybe four. I'm not joking.
Lets talk about those sides. I got to try 5 of them. The mac and cheese was buttery and had a crisp top from the panko bread crumbs, the corn on the cob is cooked to perfection and has a buttery, slightly salty bite, the fried brussels sprouts were soo freaking good they were tossed in a balsamic glaze and the Mediterranean Salad was perfect end to the meal. It was filled with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, garlic, mint, sumac, olive oil, jalapenos, cilantro and lemon. It was definitely a palate cleanser to the meal. Next time I come back, I definitely want to try the mashed potatoes and the basmati rice with the hens. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Yum!
I am a huge fan of Rockbird and it will definitely be part of my LA rotation of restaurants. I'll keep you posted when the patio is finished because I'll be back over and over! If you go visit tag me on Instagram! I love to hear when you go to some place I recommended! ROCKBIRD
1147 E Colorado St, Glendale, CA 91205
The food at this restaurant was provided complimentary or at a discounted price, however all opinions are 100% mine. A free meal does not buy a good review.