When the Montrose Avenue Mr. Pollo closed shop a few months ago, it forced the poultry-loving habitues of the neighboring Montrose Saloon to walk an interminable two blocks from their bar stools if they wanted to retrieve a decent fire-roasted chicken. I know it’s not exactly an impoverished neighborhood for pollo a la brasa, what with Brasa Roja down the street and Flying Chicken and D’Candela (my current fave) just a little bit further in opposite directions. But it didn’t take long for the Peruvian Fina Estampa to announce its impending arrival in Mr. Pollo’s space, ensuring the neighborhood’s continued dominance in the realm of flame-licked spinning birds of South American origin. No opening date is posted anywhere visible, but that sign looks ambitious.
Fina Estampa, 2937 W. Montrose