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SEPTEMBER 16-20, 2016 UCW 31 Best of Fayetteville Best Fried Chicken KFC Several Locations 910.321.6018 or www.kfc.com KFC, or Kentucky Fried Chicken, began as a roadside restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky during the Great Depression. It is one of the oldest fast food chains in the world. The founder and owner of this restaurant was Colonel Harland Sanders. The first franchise was opened in 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the company has spread internationally in the years since. KFC has always been about serving travelers, people who are busy and need great food on the go. Colonel Sanders' original "11 herbs and spices" have captured the nation's taste buds and the growth of the franchise has inspired more flavorful creations. There is extra crispy, original recipe and grilled chicken, with each recipe as flavorful and juicy as possible. KFC can cater to the entire family with buckets of chicken with complementary sides or just a snack with popcorn chicken or $5 fill-ups. Best Pizza (Eat In) Elizabeth's Pizza 2468 Hope Mills Road, 1800 Skibo Road 910.424.2848/910.487.0588 or www.elizabehspizza.org Elizabeth's Pizza is a family-owned and operated Italian restaurant that has been in business for more than 30 years. Originating in Collinsville, Virginia, the first Fayetteville location was opened in 1984 by Mike Massa and his nephew Rosario Coppola. The familial nature of the restaurant is reflected in every aspect of the establishment. The cuisine is classic Italian with a smattering of American dishes like Buffalo wings. While the pizza is incredible, the entire menu is packed full of flavorful and authentic dishes. In addition to classic Italian, you will love the wild mushroom bruschetta, which features sautéed wild mushrooms and truffle oil. Whether eating at one of the friendly locations or getting take out to enjoy fine Italian cuisine at home, a meal from Elizabeth's Pizza is always a tasty experience. The Hope Mills location also offers online ordering. Best Pizza (Take Out) Tony's Pizza 1820 Owen Drive 910.672.0050 www.allmenus.com/nc/cross- creek/60539-tonys-pizza/menu/ Tony 's Pizza of fers bot h pizzas and delicious It alian classics. Their pizza comes in reg ular or Sicilian. Pizza by t he slice is also available for t hose on t he move. The pizza is f lavorf ul and delicious and like any good pizza a great crust ser ves as a vehicle for customizable toppings. The f reedom af forded by a great pizza makes it easy to please ever yone in a crowd. In addit ion to t heir pizza, t he rest aurant also ser ves sandw iches w it h a nor t heastern It alian f lare. Classics like cheese steak, veal parmigiana and chicken parmigiana can really hit t he spot . The perfec t way to end any meal is w it h an It alian desser t . Tony 's ser ves up cannoli, t iramisu and Cheesecake. Best Wings The Wing Company 6411 Camden Road 910.703.8009 or www.theoriginalwingco.com Wings are sacred. It's easy to make an okay wing, but it is ridiculously difficult to make a fantastic one. The Wing Company has cracked the code. The crispy wings hold the flavorful sauces without losing any texture, the meat within is moist and tender and the sauces are shockingly delicious. Part of their success story is committing to always fresh wings that are never frozen. Their sauces vary from a sweet mild to a hot sauce that would send a fireman running. Their platters are perfect for making any event a success. The Wing Company also offers burgers, onion rings and hand-battered chicken tenders. The ingenuity doesn't stop with the savory part of the menu, instead, creativity finds its way to the desserts as well, which includes funnel cake fries dusted with powdered sugar. Best Sushi Sakura 5945 Cliffdale Road 910.868.9400 or www.sakurafayetteville.com Sakura specializes in Japanese dining and takeout. The menu appears simple at first glance, offering chicken teriyaki, beef bulgogi and seafood tempura, but these familiar favorites appear in their best iterations at Sakura. The star of the menu is the sushi. Sakura offers a variety of rolls and preparation styles. The simplest is Sashimi, which features two pieces of the highest quality fresh fish. From there, the menu expands and the chef 's creativity and skill is on display. Rolls incor- porate multiple flavors and textures, all per- fectly presented in a package of seaweed and rice. Each little bite is a surprising explosion of flavors like the dragon roll, which features barbecued eel and salmon skin. Here, sushi is much more than raw fish. It is a culinary experience. Best Coffee House Coffee Scene 910.864.0555 or www.thecoffeesceneinc.com Embracing coffee house culture is easy at The Coffee Scene. This family run coffee shop opened in 1996, serving up the city's finest and most fla- vorful brews. The warm and inviting space is the perfect place to relax with friends over a delicious cup of coffee or to enjoy one of the many flavorful treats that complement a delicious steaming cup of java. Cool off on a warm day with a refreshing gelato — crisp and light Italian ice cream — served in a multitude of delicious flavors. Embracing the coffee house culture, The Coffee Scene is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy some local enter- tainment — or take the stage yourself. Sundays are poetry nights, Monday night's entertainment is acoustic music and every Thursday night is art night at the Cameron location. And that dreamy gelato we men- tioned? On Tuesdays and Saturdays you can buy one and get one free.