Talking Fried Chicken in 'The Couv'

O.K. So we mostly write about all the fun and cool stuff around Portland on this blog. That said, Vancouver, otherwise known as “The Couv” should be considered part of this mix as many who work in Portland, live in The Couv, and visa versa. So now with Vancouver qualified, let’s talk about the best fried chicken I’ve ever tasted…region wide! I mean the last time I had fried chicken (almost) this good it was down in San Carlos, California (of all places) at a restaurant called “The Office.” Hands down the best I’d experienced…until (drum roll)…Amaro’s Table on Main Street in Downtown Vancouver. Unreal. instantly legendary. Record breaking.

This is the business right here. Honestly, you will come back again and again and again. The garlic mashed potatoes and the honey butter dipping sauce combined with the perfectly-cooked, juicy and crispy chicken…just wow! Giant portion too…enough for two!  Image Courtesy: Dan Meyers

This is the business right here. Honestly, you will come back again and again and again. The garlic mashed potatoes and the honey butter dipping sauce combined with the perfectly-cooked, juicy and crispy chicken…just wow! Giant portion too…enough for two! Image Courtesy: Dan Meyers

I had driven by Amaro’s table a few times when in The Couv. Not yet well known for its culinary offerings, The Couv is, indeed, getting better. In fact, with so many options on the south side of the Columbia, some great chefs have indeed begun to migrate north. Vancouver is oh so lucky. Amaro’s table is no exception to this trend and simply stuns with its daily rissoto and, yes, it’s truly incredible fried chicken.

Set at the base of a non-distinct office building on Main St. in downtown Vancouver, you could easily pass by (as I did) a number of times and just discount it as some “daytime business folk lunch spot.” But let me tell you…take a bite of this chicken, close your eyes, and tell me you’re not kicking it on someone’s back porch in the deep south. Image Courtesy: TheColumbian.com

Set at the base of a non-distinct office building on Main St. in downtown Vancouver, you could easily pass by (as I did) a number of times and just discount it as some “daytime business folk lunch spot.” But let me tell you…take a bite of this chicken, close your eyes, and tell me you’re not kicking it on someone’s back porch in the deep south. Image Courtesy: TheColumbian.com

A look through the window…mmmmmmmm. I actually just phoned in a takeout order for, you guessed it, fried chicken ;). Image Courtesy: Dan Meyers

A look through the window…mmmmmmmm. I actually just phoned in a takeout order for, you guessed it, fried chicken ;). Image Courtesy: Dan Meyers

I know I index pretty high on loving food, and that I write about good finds a fair bit on this blog. And yes, sometimes I just feel so inspired by a great new tasty discovery. That’s the case here…but you be the judge. Try to make a trip to Couv and check out Amaro’s Table. Perhaps you already live up there? If so, chances are you’ve made this discovery already. The word on 5-star fried chicken does travel fast…

 

Important Details on Amaro’s Table

Looking to get some great food? Here are the details on Amaro’s Table. With it being Vancouver, it’s pretty easy to get a table. That said, call ahead to be sure. Wouldn’t want you making the “chinese finger trap” crossing of the I-5 bridge for nothing! Enjoy!

Amaro’s Table Website

Amaro’s Table Menu

Directions to Amaro’s Table

Amaro’s on Yelp

And here are the hours:

Amaro’s hours of operation. Image Courtesy: Dan Meyers

Amaro’s hours of operation. Image Courtesy: Dan Meyers


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