Tommy’s Pizzeria

Tommy’s Pizzeria
842 Corydon Ave
WinnipegMB R3Y0M4

Presented by Chef Rhitzz De Vera
Spicy Chicken Sandwich: We have decided to participate in #friedchickenfestwpg this year starting Saturday Jan 16th! Our entry features a thick fried chicken thigh marinated overnight with buttermilk & buffalo, breaded with flaming hot cheetos, topped with our home made sauce of mayo, sriracha, minced pickled cucumber, onion, and jalapeño and finished with our home made brioche bun with a rim of spicy honey and flaming hot cheetos! Now that’s a mouthful 😋🌶🐔

KYU Snack Box

KYU Snack Box
260 Henderson Hwy.
Winnipeg, MB R2L 1M2
Phone (204) 306-8009

Presented by Chef: Felix Nguyen

**Kung Pow Chipotle Chicken Box
$15.00 Walnut-Breaded Chicken Thigh, tossed in our Kung POW sauce. Hit with Creamy Chipotle to bring the heat up another notch! Served on a bed of Jasmine Rice and Candied-Walnut Salad.

The Merchant Kitchen

The Merchant Kitchen
314 Donald Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2H3

Presented by Chef Brianna Vince
A Trip Down South: Fried boneless chicken thigh, TMK collard greens (contains pork), corn bread with peach butter, rice & beans, side of homemade buttermilk ranch and our habanero hot sauce. Pair with a can of Farmery Hard Iced Tea for an additional $5.

Nicolino’s Cucina Italiana

Nicolino’s Cucina Italiana
4-2077 Pembina Hwy.
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5J9

Presented by Chef Sonny Gerbrandt
Pollo Picante: A 6oz tender chicken breast in our light and crispy house seasoned breading on our famous fresh baked sesame seed garlic brioche bun, topped with crispy crumbled prosciutto, provolone cheese, pickled tomato, spinach and chef’s own spicy chile pesto aioli. Served with house-cut fries or tossed salad.

Yard Burger

Yard Burger
242 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0M8

Presented by Chef Steve Toews
The Goober: Our buttermilk fried chicken thigh on a Martin’s potato bun, with peanut butter, blueberry and Serrano jam, pickled jalapenos, a fried egg, smoked Gouda, bacon and arugula.

KYU Grill

Kyu Grill
260 Henderson Hwy.
Winnipeg, MB R2L 1M2
Phone: (204) 615-8828

101B-1855 Pembina Hwy.
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2G6
Phone: (431) 668-3888

Presented by Chef: Triet Nguyen

Cheddar Mac & Fried Chicken Hero$15.00
Heroshimas are back! Crispy, Crunchy Japanese Popcorn Chicken, served in our Signature Toasted Sweet Bun, topped with Bacon Mac & Cheese. Honey-BBQ drizzle.


Moxie’s Grill Bar Polo Park
Unit 234 – 1485 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0W4

Moxie’s Kenaston
1620 Kenaston Blvd
Winnipeg, MB R3P 0Y4

Moxie’s Grill Bar Polo Park, presented by Chef Darrell Klassen
Mushroom Chicken Mushroom: A classic dish designed for Fried Chicken Fest. The Mushroom Chicken Mushroom is an in-house double hand-breaded breast of chicken. It is golden fried and topped with sautéed mushrooms and aged white cheddar, and served with hand-battered mushrooms. It comes with a bed of mashed potatoes and a side and gravy.

Moxie’s Kenaston, presented by Chef Jeff Laden
Crispy Chicken Parm Sandwich: A panko crusted chicken breast with melted Asiago and white cheddar. Served on a toasted sesame brioche bun with a housemade roasted pepper and Italian tomato sauce, topped with fresh tomato and arugula.

Meal Set Bistro

Meal Set Bistro
612-B Academy Rd
Winnipeg, MB R3N 0E6

Presented by Chef Ken Nguyen

The KODE RED BAO: Double fried buttermilk chicken thigh smothered in Korean gochujang sauce. Topped with candied almonds, honey sriracha, red cabbage, scallions, shredded carrots, sliced pickles, sesame seeds and fresh cilantro on a lightly fried bao. Served with crisp potato sticks.

Meal Set Bistro is a first-time participant in Fried Chicken Fest. Welcome!

The Block & Blade

The Block & Blade
1100-50 Sage Creek Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB R3X0C2

Presented by Chef Noel Sorianno
Twice Fried Mother Clucker: Crispy buttermilk chicken topped with cheese, lettuce, red Thai curry sauce, pickled jalapeños, and red onions on a brioche bun, panko crusted and deep fried. Served with a deep fried pickle.

Rae’s Bistro

Rae’s Bistro
9 – 925 Headmaster Row
Winnipeg, MB R2G 4J4
Phone: (204) 229-0237

Presented by Chef John Stupar
An Oldie But A Goodie: 6 oz. buttermilk marinated and golden fried Manitoba chicken breast, topped with two strips of Rae’s signature thick cut smoked maple bacon, pickled red cabbage and creamy house made bacon ranch, all on a toasted pretzel bun with butter lettuce, tomato, red onion dill pickle and confit garlic. Served with your choice of side; skinny fries, soup or salad.

Little Bones Wings

Little Bones Wings
123 Regent Avenue W
Winnipeg, MB R2C 1R1

Presented by Chef Gerald Baker
The Ragin’ Rooster! Brioche bun, garlic aioli on bottom, sliced thin fresh onion rings, shredded lettuce, breaded pickled jalapenos, chili pepper breaded chicken thigh, Not Yo Cheese drizzle, 3 cheese (torched to be melty, BACON x 2 slices tomato slices x 2 and more shredded lettuce to top with the bun. 🐓

Roughage Eatery

Roughage Eatery
126 Sherbrook St.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B4

Presented by Chef Jessie Hodel
La Bomba UnChicken Burger: UnChicken patty coated in a homemade La Bomba sauce and pan fried then layered between a Kaiser bun with cashew pepper cheddar, bacun, lettuce, tomato, red onion and soy mayo.



Charlee’s Restaurant & Lounge

Charlee’s Restaurant & Lounge
Units 4-6, 185 Stadacona Street
Winnipeg, MB R2L1R2

Presented by Chef Charlie Villapando
Fried Chicken Fried Rice: Deboned and marinated leg meat, dredged and deep fried until crispy golden brown atop a Chinese-inspired chicken and salted fish Filipino-style sinangag (garlic fried rice). Our creation consists of coarse chopped garlic sautéed & fried with rice, eggs, green peas, shredded lettuce, a little bit of diced chicken breast, salted fish and fish sauce. everything is then finished with a fresh garlic emulsified butter sauce & served with a thick cut lemon wedge!


The Wood Tavern

The Wood Tavern
112 Marion Street
Winnipeg, MB R2H 0T1

Presented by Chef Kirk Hanson
Spicy Jerk Fried Chicken Burger: Spicy, jerk-seasoned deep-fried boneless chicken thigh. Mango chutney, ginger lime slaw on a brioche bun.

The Wood Tavern is a first-time participant in Fried Chicken Fest. Welcome!

Uptown Alley

Uptown Alley
1301 St. Matthew’s Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3G 1E3

Presented by Chef Ben Fernandez
The Dude Abides Chicken Burger: House ground chicken patty, topped with bacon, apple slaw, sweet chili mayo, and mac and cheese.

Uptown Alley is a first-time participant in Fried Chicken Fest this year. Welcome!

Junction 59 Roadhouse

Junction 59 Roadhouse
1615 Regent Ave West
Winnipeg, MB R2C 1C6

Presented by Chef Ryan Glays
Lone Star Chicken Sandwich: Our famous fried chicken crossed with our famous Lonestar Salad! Chili Lime BBQ, with Crispy Tortilla Strips, corn, beans, pico and cheddar.

Junction 59 Roadhouse is a first-time participant in Fried Chicken Fest this year. Welcome!

Fionn’s Grant Park & Fionn’s Regent

Fionn’s Grant Park
1180 Grant Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A6

Fionn’s Regent
1582 Regent Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R2C 3B4

Fionn’s Regent as presented by Chef Ryan Koebel
Fionn’s Double Decker Fried Chicken Sandwich: Two layers of buttermilk-soaked and battered chicken thighs tossed in our signature buffalo sauce, pickles, 2 layers of double smoked bacon, provolone cheese, lettuce, and mayo held together (barely) in between a brioche bun.

Fionn’s Grant Park as presented by Chef Ryan Koebel
Ma’s Crispy Chicken: Two chicken pieces (one breast, one thigh), breaded, fried, and seasoned to order using our signature “Ma’s” breading. Plated on top of a pile of our buttermilk mashed potatoes, creamed corn, and coleslaw with a made in-pub honey mustard dressing. Topped with chives.

Velvet Glove

Velvet Glove Restaurant at Fairmont Winnipeg
2 Lombard Place
Winnipeg, MB R3B0Y3

Presented by Chef Richard Duncan
Southern Comfort $15, exclusive of taxes
Brined & Buttermilk Bathed Fried Chicken Thigh’s
Buffalo Hot Sauce Bacon Ranch, Elman’s Pickle
Gribiche Aioli, Pain Au Lait Gunns Bunn

Side Hustle    $5 each, exclusive of taxes
Natures Pasta Mac n Cheese Bake
Truffle Jack Mornay

Baby Creamer Potato Salad
Dijonaise Dressing

Garden Green Salad
Served with Balsamic Dressing & Crisp Crudité

Regular Fries or Sweet Potato
Served with Chipotle Aioli

SMITH Restaurant

75 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0A2

Presented by Chef Quin Cook
The Seoul Nine Yard: Spicy fried chicken sandwich featuring gochujang mayo, kimchi, sweet pickled cucumber and shaved iceberg lettuce on a sesame kaiser roll.

SMITH Restaurant is a first-time participant in Fried Chicken Fest this year. Welcome!

Brazen Hall Kitchen & Brewery

Brazen Hall Kitchen & Brewery
800 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, MB R3M 2M7

Presented by Chef Jose Noboa
The Ting: A Jamaican-inspired Caribbean chicken burger. Manitoba chicken breast marinated in Jamaican Jerk and tropical seasonings, breaded, and fried to perfection, mon. Seated on a bed of juicy mango collard slaw, topped with coconut rum aioli on a toasted soft bun. IRIE! 

*2nd place Fried Chicken Fest 2020
*2nd place Fried Chicken Fest 2019

Promenade Cafe and Wine

Promenade Cafe and Wine
130 Provencher Blvd
Winnipeg, MB R2N4L8

Chef Kevin Chen is presenting two entries this year.

What the Schnitzel
Manitoba chicken schnitzel on La Belle Baguette sesame seed potato bun, Smak Dab mustard, horseradish saskatoon Notre Dame creamery butter, Loveday mushrooms and sauce Bearnaise. Served with French fries.

Chicken Confit Taquito: Prepared with Confit Granny’s Chicken, Cajun Inspired Spices & Herbs, and Bothwell smoked gouda.Served with a Blue Cheese Remoulade and a Maple Dijon mustard for dipping.

Need we go on? 😍

Little Bones Wings

123 Regent Ave W.

Presented by Chef Alex Goertzen

The Crackling Offering: 0% food waste and keto-friendly! Apparently, our chefs/cooks have been secretly up-cycle experimenting the “Boneless” Wing trim into these beautiful little gems for years! These two (2) varieties of Crackling (in one serving) are their peace offering, for holding out on you! Spicy and Not-Spicy Chicken Skins: Marinated, Prepped, and Deep-fried to crispy greatness served as a vehicle for a variety of Seasonings and Sauces! Black-Garlic, Mustard + Herb, and Sriracha Blend / Cool Sauce, Keto-Cheese, and Chili Paste.

Little Goat Food & Drink

2615 Portage Ave.

Presented by Chef Alex Svenne

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER: A restaurant will be offering 2 distinct dishes–one for lunch service and one for dinner service.

Lunch: Fried chicken between grilled sourdough with cheddar, mozza, and pepper relish, served with skinny fries and coleslaw.

Dinner: Garlic butter-tossed fried chicken thighs on creamy mac & cheese with bacon, tomato, and green peas.

Rae’s Bistro

9-925 Headmaster Row

Presented by Chef Lorne Giesbrecht


A Hen So Nice We’ve Cooked It Twice

A whopping 1kg Cornish game hen rubbed in a medley of Moroccan spices and sous vide to perfection, then hand-breaded to order, fried until golden crisp in beef tallow and topped with jalapeno-cilantro mint yogurt sauce, served with a savoury white wine couscous, wilted Swiss chard and fresh sweet corn vegetable salad with mango citrus vinaigrette.

Kyu Grill @ The Forks

The Forks

Presented by Chef Calvin Truong

Feast your eyes on a mouth-watering, tongue-tingling, eye-burning sensational, flavour-packed marriage of Korean spice and juicy Nashville Hot chicken breast, served on thick-cut toast, topped with tangy pickles, kimchi slaw and a side of creamy potato salad, this juicy little flavour punch will leave you wanting more!

Brazen Hall Kitchen & Brewery

800 Pembina Hwy

Presented by Chef Kristjan Kristjansson

RUNNER UP 2019 🥈

La Burguesa Ebria. The noble drunk chicken burger serving up Brazen hall beers….this krispy chicken burger is built on the famous toasted Brazen bun then dressed with soured chimichurri beer cream, fresh field greens, beer-pickled red onion, two krispy pieces of chicken breast brined in our spicy chilli infused beer bath and then covered in our sweet Gokstad IPA glaze. Un lujo de pocos!

Cocoabeans Bakeshop

774 Corydon Avenue

Presented by Chef Quinn Degner


Atilla the Hen (Fried Chicken Sandwich). Gluten-free and dairy-free. This is a “buttermilk” fried chicken breast (made with local chicken), Cocoabeans special sauce, lettuce, tomato, and house-made bread and butter pickles (onion and cucumber), all on our amaranth bun. Gluten-free and dairy-free. It can be made egg-free by subbing our Red Mill vegan bun for the amaranth bun. The feature comes with a choice of side: soup of the day, fries, or house salad (or upgrade your side to a vegan caesar salad or sweet potato fries).

Khao Restaurant

625 Portage Avenue 
Presented by Chef Randy Khounnoraj

Flavour-full chicken thigh with spicy gochujang sauce, kewpie mayo, sesame seeds, green onions and tobiko. Served with an arugula and herb salad (not pictured), pear, blue cheese, and a sesame dressing

Brazen Hall Kitchen & Brewery

800 Pembina Hwy

Presented by Chef Kristjan Kristjansson

Fricken Fried Chicken Waffle: Our amazing Fricken Chicken served on a Belgian vanilla waffle with arugula, a chili bacon and Dunrobin Mead syrup topped with house cheese sauce and a blueberry creme fraiche. Served with our with our perfect house slaw.


4-2077 Pembina Highway

Presented by Chef Megan DaVis

Cosimos Chicken Parmigiana: Breaded fried chicken breast then topped with mozzarella, provolone, and banana peppers between fresh homemade bread.

The Merchant Kitchen

314 Donald Street

Presented by Chef Jesse Friesen

The Korean Fried Cuban: Signature fried chicken, ham, swiss cheese, dill pickles, pickled red onion, serrano chili aioli on a sesame bun.

The Oak & Grain

1800 Wellington Avenue

Presented by Chef Mathew Marcalinas

The Titleholder: The Oak & Grain’s Fired Chicken Sliders II
Buttermilk-marinated, signature spice blend, crispy fried Manitoba chicken, rich sweet brioche, truffle aioli, peppery arugula, cinnamon, and clove infused mixed berry compote, and sliced Gala apples.

Silver Heights Restaurant

2169 Portage Avenue

Presented by Chef Ted Houdayer

WFC: An institution in Winnipeg and in Sunny St. James the Heights is serving up their delicious chicken in a savory and addicting signature batter.

Kyu Grill

1 Forks Market Road

SSGV Fried Chicken

Presented by Chef Calvin Truong: ULTRA cripsy, hand-battered, deboned skin on fried chicken, dipped in a savory sesame soy glazed vinaigrette sauce, served with fries, kimchi and spicy mayo.

Little Bones Wings

123 Regent Ave W. 

Wings Aligot with Basil and Spice

Presented by Chef Alex Goertzen: This dish is a twist on the classic French dish, Pommes Aligot. Try to wrap your head around 3 feet of stringy, cheesy potatoes wrapped around a seductively spicy breaded chicken wing and topped with fresh basil oil.

Vinnies South Indian

420 Main Street, Selkirk, Manitoba

Presented by Veena Nandan

NADAN KOZHI FRY: Chicken marinated in a paste made of onion, ginger, garlic, red chili, cumin, garam marsala, soy sauce and vinegar, and deep fried naked. Topped with fried onions and ginger. Served along with Parotha (Multi Layered Indian Bread). 

Summit Cafe

23 Main Street, Stony Mountain, MB

Presented by Carl Dannenberg

Triple C (Caribbean Curry Craze): This burger starts with our special tea brined fried chicken breast, then layered with delicious flavors of Caribbean Curry sauce, Jamaican Papaya chutney and purple cabbage slaw on a toasted brioche bun.

LOFT 180 at McPhillips Station Casino

484 McPhillips Street

Presented by Chef Jaime Briones

Fried Chicken Slider Trio: Classic Southern-Style fried chicken on a buttermilk cheddar biscuit; Korean Fried Chicken on sesame brioche; and a BLT special on sweet potato and herb parker-house roll.

Nikos Restaurant

740 Corydon Avenue

Presented by Chef Chris Katiniaris

The Mother Clucker: Chicken breast with roasted Red peppers, pesto aioli, lettuce, tomato, balsamic onions, and goat cheese on a freshly baked brioche bun.

The Tallest Poppy

103 Sherbrook Street

Presented by Chef Aron Epp

The Big Schnitz: Thinly pounded breaded and fried chicken breast, served on pumpernickel bread with housemade sauerkraut, grainy Dijon mustard, aged cheddar, and garlic cream sauce.

St. James Burger & Chip Co.

1866 Ness Avenue

Presented by Chef Sanjay Sewpaul

Chipotle BBQ Fried Chicken & Slaw Burger & Chips: Delicious crunchy chicken burger, mayo, chipotle BBQ sauce, spicy homemade slaw, and served with our famous St .James Cinnamon Chips!

ERA Bistro

85 Israel Asper Way

Presented by Chef Kirk Hanson of ERA Bistro at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Jerk-fried Chicken: Jerk fried chicken thigh served with house-made mango chutney and basmati rice

Little Bones Wings

Presented by Chef Alex Goertzen of Little Bones Wings located 123 Regent Avenue W.

Description: Cornbread Waffles + Chicken Cajun Bleu & Cornbread Waffle 
Bothwell Jalapeno Jack Cheese and Cured Maple Ham wrapped with a Boneless Chicken Thigh, marinated in Cajun Lemon Buttermilk and breaded in Cajun Flour and Panko blend. On top of a Cornbread Muffin Waffle (with fried Mushroom, Scallion, and Red Chili Flakes right inside of it)! Topped with Chicken Stock and Maple Syrup Gravy AND Maple Buffalo Dressing. Served with their Broccoli Slaaaww. 😄

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Presented by Chef Norm Pastorin at The Cornerstone in the heart of Osborne Village at 93 Osborne Street.

KFC Banh Mi
killer fried chicken, pickled veg, cilantro, Sriracha & mayo

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Little Goat

Presented by Chef Alex Svenne at Little Goat Food & Drinks which just opened in the St. James area at 2615 Portage Avenue.

Description: French Fried Chicken
Dijon and buttermilk marinated fried chicken, pommes aligot, green beans with almond, and red wine gastrique.

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The Merchant Kitchen

Presented by Chef Jesse Friesen at the Merchant Kitchen located at 314 Donald Street in the heart of downtown Winnipeg in the ALT Hotel.

Fried Chicken Bowl features Korean-fried chicken thigh, whipped yuca, truffle cheddar, serrano chile hollandaise, boar belly, pickled red onion

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Presented by Chef Alex Wong of Underdogs fame. Their motto is Food, Booze, Rally, and their food lives up to this. Located at 2609 Portage Avenue it’s been a great addition to the neighbourhood.

The Dirty Bird is a Louisiana-style buttermilk fried chicken (thigh), homemade creamed corn, served with home-baked sweet sweet jalapeno cornbread.

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Pineridge Hollow

Presented by Chef Matty Neufeld of Pineridge Hollow in Oakbank, Manitoba.

The Chicken and the Leg showcases pork fat-fried Manitoba chicken, marinated in siracha and buttermilk, drizzled with chipotle mayo, chili dill honey, served on French toast brioche, and pickled shallots and lemon apple cucumbers, topped with a sunny side egg and dill sprinkle

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Brazen Hall Kitchen & Brewery

Presented by Chef Kristjan Kristjansson at Brazen Hall Kitchen & Brewery, Fort Garry’s newest brew house addition, located at 800 Pembina Highway.

Nashville Hot Chicken
Fresh Manitoba Chicken coated in Steel cut Blonde Ale and buttermilk then tossed in our seasoning flour, fried and dredged in our house made Nashville hot sauce and served on top of our house made sourdough bread and covered in pickles…

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Inferno’s on Academy

Presented by Inferno’s on Academy in the heart of River Heights at 414 Academy Road.

Moroccan Southern Fried Chicken Sammich features buttermilk and Moroccan spice-brined chicken thighs on a fresh ciabatta bun with harissa mayo, pickled red onions, artisan greens and tomato topped with an Elman’s dill pickle spear.

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Summit Cafe

Presented by Carl and Nadine Dannenberg of Stony Mountain’s Summit Cafe located at 23 Main Street.

The Southern Belle! Pure Leaf Steeped Tea-brined fried chicken with roasted garlic aioli, red pepper 🌶 jelly, butter lettuce and pickled peaches 🍑 on a potato scallion bun. This is #southern comfort ☀️in the c-c-cold ⛄️☺️

Check out their segment from You Gotta Here

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KYU Grill

Presented by Chef Peter of KYU Grill located at in the Common at the Forks.

Fried Chicken Heroshima, an original grilled-skewer sandwich served on a sweet bun with Japanese inspired sauces and toppings.

Video here


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La Carnita

Presented by Chef Graham Barg at La Carnita at 456 Main Street in Winnipeg’s cherished Exchange District.

The Don Pollo offers free-range chicken thighs, brined, battered, golden fried & splattered with guajillo sauce, next to green papaya frito. Boss Chicken.

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The Tallest Poppy

Presented by the Tallest Poppy located 103 Sherbrooke Avenue.

Dedicated to owner-chef Talia Syrie’s grandmother, the Bernice is fried chicken on a blue cheese biscuit with bacon garlic sauce and apple celery slaw.

Catch the CTV Morning Live clip here

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ERA Bistro

Presented by Chef Steven Strecker of ERA Bistro at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Crispy, jalapeno buttermilk fried chicken tossed in maple soy sauce and garnished with fried leeks, onions, and crepes.

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Promenade Cafe and Wine

Presented by Chef Andre Desautel of Promenade Cafe and Wine located in St. Boniface at 130 C Provencher Boulevard.

The Confit Chicken n’ Waffles
Slow-cooked in duck confit then fried, placed on two in-house Belgian waffles with gremolata, matchstick potatoes, and maple syrup.

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