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Flossie's Closes in Torrance, Taking the South Bay's Best Fried Chicken With It

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A sudden shutter.

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Bad news for anyone in the South Bay looking to get fed on fried chicken: Flossie’s Southern Cuisine in Torrance seems to be down and out. The popular soul food spot on Redondo Beach Boulevard near El Camino College was for years one of the area’s hidden strip mall gems, serving up freshly fried bird to droves of customers, especially on the weekends.

Just yesterday, a tipster writes in to say that Flossie’s appears to have, well, disappeared. A call to their listed number receives a disconnect notice, and Yelpers are starting to write in with news that the place has been shuttered up all week.

So what happened to Flossie’s? It’s hard to know the specifics, but a small note left on their Facebook page dated August 11 says that "due to city fire and department codes, and new updates, we will no longer be in business", effective immediately. Seems like a sad, if somewhat unspecific, way to go out after all these years.

Down that way and need a meal? Try this list of essential South Bay stops instead.

Flossie's Southern Cuisine

3566 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance, CA 90504 (310) 352-4037