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How to mark National Fried Chicken Day in Toronto

National Fried Chicken Day is a thing in Toronto in case you didn't know. Well, in as much as National Donut Day and National Hot Dog Day are things. And why not? Fried chicken is the type of dish that attracts a rabid fan base, with devotees quick to point out which new or under the radar spot has the best version in the city.

Taking place Monday, July 6th, there's a number of ways you can mark your love of fried chicken on this dedicated day. One restaurant that's pulling our all the stops on National Fried Chicken Day is Leslieville's CHICK-N-JOY, which is busting out live music, prizes, and trivia contests in addition to a $2 special on a piece of chicken and fries.

Also getting in on the fun is the newish Dirty Bird Chicken and Waffles in Kensington Market. They're also doing a $2 special, but this one includes two pieces of chicken for two bucks (though you'll have to order a side to qualify for the deal).

Over and above CHICK-N-JOY and the Dirty Bird, there's a host of other fried chicken joints you can hit up to celebrate on July 6th. You can expect top notch takes on the classic Southern treat at places like the Stockyards, Electric Mud, The Gabardine, and pretty much every other place on this list.

If you know of a restaurant doing something special for National Fried Chicken Day, let us know in the comments.

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