I love to dress up and go to a fancy dinner.  But, let's be honest, oftentimes the best food isn't found in those places.  It's found right there in our neighborhoods.  In non-descript hangouts that we lovingly refer to as a "hole-in-the-wall".

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If you want to try the Best Fried Chicken in Minnesota, you're going to need to visit one of those "hole-in-the-wall" restaurants.  Good news is that it's right here in Central Minnesota.  The Brass Rail is in Grandy, MN.  The town itself is only a few hundred people, but that doesn't stop them from churning out about a 60-100 cases of chicken each week and broasting them in - count them - NINE broasters.

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In an interview with WCCO-TV the owners offered their opinion of what the key to their incredible broasted chicken is.  They say it's because the chicken is never frozen and it is brined in saltwater for 24 hours.

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Grandy, Minnesota is about 1 hour East of St. Cloud just outside Cambridge.  If you love taking advantage of patios during our beautiful summers, they've got two for you to choose from and one of them is dog friendly.

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The Brass Rail has dubbed themselves "World Famous" as you can see on their sign.  But everyone that visits seem to agree that the chicken IS World Famous.  They have hamburgers, pizza and more on the menu.  But if you take the roadtrip there, you definitely need to try the fried chicken!

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