Chef (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 April 2017
The Fry is a Toronto-based Korean fried chicken upstart. In addition to its four GTA locations, there’s now this one on Elgin, bringing full-on Korean fried chicken to Ottawa where perhaps one or two obscure eateries — one that was on Rideau Street has closed — have served it in recent years.
The Elgin Street Fry is a youthful, lounge-like place of 40 or so seats split among tables, the window-facing counter and the bar, which serves fruit-tinged Korean rice wines as a specialty. It isn’t open for lunch but it’s open late — until either midnight or 2 a.m. nightly. When I’ve arrived for early dinners, it’s been packed with a young, mostly Asian clientele