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Avenue Best Restaurants 2018




February 28, 2018


photography by Adrien Veczan

​Golden Kari; G.P. Cheese; SFC BBQ; SFC OG; Cilantro Lime; Soy Garlic; Onion Lover


1st

Seoul Fried Chicken

A couple of years ago, Edmontonians were all about fried chicken. New fried-chicken eateries appeared. Established restaurants added fried chicken to their menus. If we were to declare a winner of the Great Fried Chicken Rush, it would be Jake Lee’s establishment. Even though the chicken craze has waned, we still crave SFC. The chicken is brined overnight, so it won’t dry out. The batter is light, flavourful and not too salty. And it’s served in neat little lunchboxes to go. The flavours we love? Go for the Golden Kari, which has curry crumbled on top of the chicken, or the Onion Lover, which is slathered in green onions and served with a mustard sauce.  —Steven Sandor

7904B 104 St., 780-761-3616, sfcseoulfriedchicken.com


Seoul Fried Chicken Chef and Owner Jake Lee


2nd

Farrow

This sandwich spot has earned a devoted following over the years, and for good reason. The menu is small, frequently changing, and inventive. If you’re having trouble picking which sandwich to go with, go Grick; Farrow’s Grick Middle  — a simple sandwich with a Four Whistle Farms fried egg, Sangudo bacon, rosemary aioli, smoked cheddar and arugula — is a classic. Feeling adventurous? Go for the Trick’d Grick, a rotating option with a little something extra in the mix. — Adrianna MacPherson

8422 109 St., 780-757-4160 / 9855 76 Ave., 780-757-0132, farrowsandwiches.ca


3rd

Zwick’s Pretzels

Pretzels make the perfect on-the-go snack, and Zwick’s fresh, soft pretzels in its tiny blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shop are better than any food-court version. Choose from 10 toppings and 10 dips, or for something more substantial order a sandwich on delicious pretzel bread — it does a good version of Buffalo, New York’s regional cuisine, Beef on a Weck. —Breanna Mroczek

12415 107 Ave., 780-451-8882, zwickspretzels.com


This article appears in the March 2018 issue of Avenue Edmonton. Subscribe here.


 

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