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Unmasked Gunman Robs Roscoe’s of its Famous Chicken and Waffles

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Plus, Teddy’s Red Tacos helps out, Carolina-style barbecue in LA, and more

Signage at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles.
Signage at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles.
Photo: current events/Eater LA Flickr Pool

Last week an unmasked man reportedly robbed the Pasadena location of Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, after initially being denied service for refusing to follow proper COVID-19 protocols. Per Pasadena city police, the man grew angry, briefly left, and then returned with a gun, robbing the restaurant... of chicken and waffles only. The suspect remain at large.

ABC-7 spoke to cook Robert Gonzalez about the incident. “He comes straight toward me with a gun, pointing at me and saying put all the chicken in the bag,” said Gonzalez. The suspect allegedly took multiple to-go orders of chicken, waffles, and grabbed syrup before walking out the door.

The wild surveillance video is below.

In other news:

  • Teddy Vázquez, owner of Teddy’s Red Tacos, made a $5,000 donation to Bell Gardens and LA favorite Rocío Camacho, who owns Rocio’s Mexican Kitchen. Camacho is one of many LA restaurants experiencing financial difficulties during the ongoing pandemic, so Vázquez decided to step in with a donation to help make a difference. Check out the video footage on Univision for the whole event.
  • Asheville, North Carolina-born Clay Blair opened Edna Jane’s BBQ in 2020. Blair’s Carolina-style pork-focused barbecue cooking process takes 12 to 14 hours (plus prep time) to produce the pop-up, which usually sells out every week. Get the full story at Los Angeles Magazine.
  • Outdoor dining is allowed in LA County, but televisions were prohibited from showing any tv show and the Super Bowl. CBS-2 went to Pasadena to check how things were at Barney’s Beanery last night.
  • Precinct — the first queer bar to open in DTLA in two decades — posted a heartfelt GoFundMe to help with the slowdown of business since last March. The bar opened in 2015, and has a $250,000 goal.
  • Los Angeles Magazine investigated Albertsons’ corporate decision to lay off unionized delivery drivers and replace them with delivery app workers. The company operates local companies like Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions stores throughout California.
  • Highland Park’s Villas Tacos work truck was stolen last week. In an Instagram post, owner Victor villa said his truck was recovered yesterday by the Pasadena Police Department.

Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles

5006 West Pico Boulevard, , CA 90019 (323) 934-4405 Visit Website