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Nando’s: Barcelos Wannabe

When Barcelos first opened up at Market Crossing, I thought it was just a copycat of the more well known Nando’s. To be honest, I’ve only eaten at Nando’s on rare occasions (mainly in shopping mall food courts) and I’ve never been very thrilled by their offerings.
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Freebird Chicken Shack: Chicken Cracklin’

Freebird Chicken Shack is Angus An’s Asian-style rotisserie chicken offering in New Westminster’s River Market. The sister restaurant of Longtail Kitchen, Freebird recently moved from their cramped store to the more spacious digs of the old Wally’s Burgers location across the way.
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Barcelos Flame Grilled Chicken (Market Crossing) – Nando’s?

Barcelos Flame Grilled Chicken recently opened up in the Market Crossing area of Burnaby. Interestingly, as soon as I walked inside, I felt like I had walked into a Nando’s.
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Steak Shack (Hawaii 2016) – Beachfront Steak and Chicken

Waikiki is known for having many upscale restaurants. There’s also a proliferation of hole-in-the-wall food stalls serving up quality eats. Take, for example, Steak Shack.
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Freebird Chicken Shack – Hainanese Chicken

Back in December, I visited Freebird Chicken Shack which is the latest offering from Chef Angus An’s family of restaurants. While I’ve never been to Fat Mao Noodles before, I am a fan of both Maenam and Longtail Kitchen, so I had high hopes for Freebird.
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LA Chicken – Half and Half with Gravy

Ever since our first visit to LA Chicken in Richmond, I’ve been looking for an excuse to come back to this little hole-in-the-wall.
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Church’s Chicken (Lougheed Hwy) – Fried Chicken Breakfast

When everything else is closed, coming across the following three words is like winning the lotto: “Open 24 Hours”.

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Paradise Donair

I was originally planning on trying out Ole Ole Mexican Deli for lunch one weekday in April but was disappointed when they weren’t open.  Fortunately, I knew that Paradise Donair was located pretty nearby so I decided to give them a try.

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Chicken Connection (Las Vegas – Fashion Show Mall)

The Chicken Connection is another food stall in the Fashion Show Mall where you can grab a quick bite after some serious shopping. Read the rest of this entry

KFC (Metrotown)

When I was a kid, I used to like KFC (back then, it was still called Kentucky Fried Chicken).  I should clarify… I used to like the chicken skin from KFC.  Things were simpler back then… chicken places served chicken and burger places served burgers.  While I’m not a big fan of KFC’s regular chicken anymore (I find it too dry and the skin overly spiced), I still try their chicken burgers every now and again. Read the rest of this entry

Nando’s Chicken (Metrotown)

Nando’s Chicken is a huge chain-type restaurant that started in South Africa in 1987 and has expanded to 30 countries worldwide.  I’ve seen some of their stand alone restaurants but have never bothered to eat there because I’ve always thought their prices were a bit expensive for what they serve. Read the rest of this entry