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Sharon Salomon's 5 Best Spots for Fried Chicken in Metro Phoenix

The countdown to Best of Phoenix is on. Mark your calendar: This year's issue will be on newsstands September 26. What better way to warm up than by asking some local "experts" to list their own personal bests? And who better to begin with than writer and dietitian Sharon Salomon? After all, how many of us can say we have a fried chicken dish named in our honor?

What do I know about fried chicken? I'm just a girl from Brooklyn who grew up eating what my Brooklyn-born mother called "Southern fried chicken." I can assure you that the closest my mother ever got to the South was a trip to the southern tip of Manhattan. She prepared her fried chicken by dredging it in seasoned matzoh meal and deep-frying it in corn oil. My culinary knowledge tells me that's not even close to "Southern." Nonetheless, my mother's fried chicken was gloriously crunchy and tasty even though it lacked a Southern pedigree.

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Sharon Salomon