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My Top Fried Chicken Destinations

This week, in Winnipeg, we're celebrating Fried Chicken Fest
I know that deep fried, battered, saucy chicken, is not for everyone, but for those who love it, this week's "Fried Chicken Fest" is a great excuse to indulge!
Here are a few on my favourites, On and Off the list
Merchant Kitchen Korean Fried Chicken

This is one of my husband's favourite which says a lot seeing he comes from a restaurant upbringing. He's even asked me to pick some up on my way home... (wish I had a pic but there's not time for food pics when eating with Larry)
Merchant is one of our go-to date night destinations,  but it's also a favorite Jet's pre game venue with my bf

Their go-to this week is a Fried Chicken Bowl which features Korean-fried chicken thigh, whipped yuca, truffle cheddar, serrano chile hollandaise, boar belly, pickled red onion
Brazen Hall
This is the "Nashville Hot Chicken" dish, and I've gone back twice since having it (It's served on their di…
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by far my favourite cookie in the world
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okey dokey

....drum roll....

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