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Canter's Matzoh Ball Soup

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When it comes to straightforward chicken broth, Canter's on Fairfax is the broth to beat. It is so hot and soothing, so flavorful. They must put the chicken feet in to get that kind of flavor. You can have chicken or carrots as ad-ins. I chose chicken, and big, moist, chunks of chicken peeled off in strings at the touch of the spoon. It is the best chicken soup around.

I know I am taking my life into my hands by saying this, but I prefer a lighter matzoh ball, like Nate 'n Al's. But Canter's still beats most balls by a country mile.

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My last visit is the only time I have ever been to Canter's and not been served by an 80-year-old woman. Our friendly but busy waiter had the most fantastic teased up-do, but when I asked to take his pic he said he didn't want to be on the internet, so I guess that also applies to the photo I took earlier when he wasn't looking. He's fooling himself. I bet he's all over the internet.