From the Chronicle's Ken Hoffman's (the fast-food gourmet of Houston) column:
Perhaps you have the inside scoop on this new chicken restaurant on Bellaire Boulevard. Whatever they're selling must be pretty good, because whenever I drive by there are 40-50 cars in the drive-through and 75-100 people standing in a line at the door.
-- Angela Webster, Houston
It's called Pollo Campero at 5616 Bellaire Blvd. Its specialty is Central American-style fried chicken.
I can't get near the place, either. I live near the chicken shack, and people start lining up at 8 a.m. The place doesn't open until 10 a.m.
Bellaire Boulevard is three lanes in that area. The left and center lanes are for traffic. The right lane -- and I'm not kidding -- is now the drive-through for Pollo Campero. It's unbelievable.
Needless to say, at some point I'm going to have to try that chicken. If I end up a crack chicken whore living in a cardboard box, you'll know to avoid my fate.
Beware the chicken man! It only leads to harder stuff!