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Happy National Fried Chicken Day! 10 “Must Try” Fried Chickens!

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I’m not obsessed with finding “the best fried chicken”, but it’s nostalgic even though I didn’t grow up with it. Comfort food will always have its place in my heart and it might just slow it down as well. On that note, here are 10 of my favourite fried chickens I’ve had since starting Follow Me Foodie.

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WE Vancouver – The Classic Restaurants of Vancouver (Must Try Local Favourites)

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There are many excellent restaurants that go unnoticed or fly under the radar. Here are a few of my favourite mom-and-pop restaurants that have been around for years. They are rarely talked about and rely on word of mouth, but are key contributors to Vancouver’s diverse food scene.

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Toronto, ON – Buca Osteria & Enoteca (Best Italian Restaurant in Toronto) – Part 3/3

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Jamie Oliver tweeted it as his “favourite meal of the year”. The bread, salumi, and pastas are house made and there is an expert approach to the craft. The care, detail and effort that went into each component made even the simplest dishes taste extravagant. This is a must try.

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Toronto, ON – Buca Osteria & Enoteca (Best Italian Restaurant in Toronto) – Part 1/3

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Dare I say it? I don’t know because it’s a bold statement, but it deserves it. It was for sure in my top 3 favourite restaurants I tried in Follow Me Foodie to Toronto (and I tried a lot of fantastic restaurants), I’m going to go even further and say it’s one of my favourite Italian restaurants in Canada so far.

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Chef Hamid’s Persian Tasting Menu at Diva at the Met – Part 3/3

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Persian food is comforting and I enjoy it family style, in casual one pot wonders, but Hamid’s approach is fascinating and appreciated on a whole other level. There is no one else in Vancouver taking Persian food to this level, and few could replicate it even if they wanted to, and that is worth celebrating beyond Nowruz.

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Chef Hamid’s Persian Tasting Menu at Diva at the Met – Part 2/3

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Hamid is born in Iran and he is very close to his Persian roots as to why the menu is Persian influenced. This won’t necessarily introduce you to the authentic dishes of Iran, but it stays true to the flavours of it and all the courses are traditional. The menu was a celebration of Nowruz (Persian New Years) – Part 2/3.

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