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The fried chicken at the Cross Keys Deli

The deli, which was inside the Village Food Center at the Village of Cross Keys, was famous for its Western fries and fried chicken. You still can't mention the deli without someone telling you that Oprah Winfrey, who lived at Cross Keys for a time when she worked for WJZ-TV, was a fan of the fried chicken. It's unclear how that became public knowledge, though. I just know that chicken was real good. The grocery store and deli closed in 1994. Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun photo