Vancouver Chicken Wings Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Chicken Wings Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their Chicken Wings into this challenge, some entered their house recipe and others created a special Chicken Wings dish just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Chicken Wings creation on their menu from May 14 – June 9, 2013. How Does this all Work? Well, this is a public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the Chicken Wings creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best Chicken Wings creation.

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter address is @Vanfoodster and the hashtag is #ChickenWingsChallenge please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the event.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite chicken wings– keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and make lunch, happy hour, dinner or late night of it, visit 2 places or more to share and taste the different chicken wings creations or go solo or with a friend – just remember to VOTE for your favourites between June 7-11.

Watch – – > the Vancouver Chicken Wing Challenge on CTV BC News with Coleen Christie on May 15, 2013

Here are the 13 Chicken Wings creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

The Gramercy Grill

Gramercy Grill’s Chicken Wings

Gramercy Grill’s Chicken Wings

Pineapple Marinated, Roasted Garlic & Bell Pepper Dusted Chicken Wings over red Thai curry julienne veggies & crispy vermicelli noodles

Price: $12

Created by: Chef Dennis Huang

Available: Wings will be available 7 days a week (11am Mon thru Sat, 10am Sun until closing, last Seating 9pm Sun thru Wed, last Seating 9:30pm Thur, Fri, Sat)

Gramercy Grill

2685 Arbutus Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-730-5666

Twitter: @gramercygrill

Web:  http://www.gramercygrill.ca/

 

Fogg n’ Suds Restaurant beer bar

Chicken Parmesan Wings

Chicken Parmesan Wings with Chili-lime Marinara Sauce

Parmesan rubbed crispy chicken wings topped with our house made chili-lime marinara sauce garnished with green onions, and a lime wedge.

Price: 1Lb of wings, these wings will be offered at $4.99 on wing Wednesday (all day), $6 during appy hour (3-6pm every day), and $11 thereafter (before 3pm and after 6pm every day).

Created by Chef Jason Blackmore

Fogg n’ Suds restaurant beer bar

10720 Cambie Road, Richmond

Tel: (604) 273-0776

Twitter: @FoggBeerBar

Web: www.foggnsuds.ca

 

The Frog and Nightgown

Bacon, Caesar Wing

Bacon, Caesar Wing

Our meaty wings are lightly breaded, flash fried and tossed in a horseradish spiked Caesar sauce. Add some bacon bits and a spicy tempura battered pickled bean, you have a Canadian classic without the glass.

Available: Anytime the kitchen is open (11am-10pm Sun-Tues, 11am-Midnight Thurs-Sat)

Price: $13.00 and on Wednesday $5.25

Created by Chef Corinne Klyne and her kitchen crew.

The Frog & Nightgown

1125 Falcon Drive, Coquitlam

Tel: (604) 464-1949

Twitter: @frogpub

Web: http://www.frogandnightgownpub.com/

 

The Morrissey Pub

Moe’s Spicy Peanut Chicken Wings

 Moe’s Spicy Peanut Chicken Wings

A South-East Asian style spicy peanut sauce smothers these infamous chicken wings.

Price: $11

Available: 3pm – 10pm Sunday – Thursday and 3pm – 1am Friday & Saturday

Created by Chef James Douglas

The Morrissey Pub

1227 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 682-0909

Twitter: @TheMorrisseypub

Web: www.themorrisseypub.com

 

Kingston Taphouse and Grille

Confit Chicken Wing

Confit Chicken Wing

With an orange salt + pepper and sherry chervil creme fraiche Fraser valley wingettes confit in duck fat tossed with an orange cardamom salt and pepper drizzled with a sherry chervil creme fraiche. This dish is also Gluten Free.

Price: $7 Our dish will be available at all times (approx. 1/2 lbs.)

Chefs: Simon McLeod who is on twitter @ChefSSMcLeod and Jay Troop

Kingston Taphouse and Grille

755 Richards Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-681-7011

Twitter: @TheKingstonPub

Web: http://kingstontaphouse.com/

 

Rogue Kitchen & Wet Bar

Kimchi Chicken Wings

Kimchi Chicken Wings

We are serving a pound of chicken wings glazed with a kimchi wheat ale glaze. The glaze is made with a kimchi puree that is reduced with honey, orange and wheat ale. They are accompanied by a cool sliced cucumber and herb salad.

Cost: $12.99

Created by Chef Cory Chapman

Rogue Kitchen & Wet Bar

601 West Cordova Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.678.8000

Twitter: @roguewetbar

Web:  www.roguewetbar.com

 

Darby’s Pub

Five spice Chicken Wings

Five spice chicken wings with orange chili cream

Price: $10.95

Created by Executive Chef A.J. Jackson on twitter @ChefAJJackson

Offered: all day

Darby’s Pub

2001 Macdonald Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-731-0617

Twitter: @Darbys_In_Kits

Web: http://www.darbyspub.ca

 

House Guest

House Guest Wings

Confit  Chicken Wings

Free Range Chicken wings that have been Brined with Fennel seeds, Coriander seeds, White Peppercorns and chilis that are then confit slowly in chicken fat. We then fry them until the skin gets nice and crispy and we coat it in a Pine Salt made with tender greens of pine trees and it is served with Palm oil rich japanese mayonaise.

Price: $10 (except during happy hour (6-7pm) when they are 50% off/$5)

Created by: Chef Jimmy Stewart on twitter @JimmyCStewart

Offered: all the time (except not during Sunday brunch)

House Guest

322 Water Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-699-0249

Twitter: @HOUSExGUEST

Web: http://HOUSExGUEST.com

 

Malone’s Bar and Grill

Salted Caramel Waffle Wings with Zing

Salted Caramel Waffle Wings with Zing

Buttermilk waffle battered chicken wings tossed in a spicy salted caramel sauce

Price of Chicken Wings: $11

Created by: Chef Rennie Chotalal on twitter @Chef_Rennie

Offered: all the time

Malone’s Bar and Grill

608 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 684-9977

Twitter: @MalonesDrinkery

Web: http://www.malones.bc.ca/

Also available at their other location

The Cambie Pub

300 Cambie Street

 

Sol Sun Belt Cookery

Grilled Harissa Drummetes

Grilled Harissa Drummetes

Served with mango salsa (mango, red pepper, red onion, cilantro, white balsamic) over house made harissa (secret recipe) and drizzled with argan oil.

Price: $10 half dozen or $14 dozen

Created by: Chef Abdel Elatouabi on twitter @AbdelElatouabi

Sol Sun Belt Cookery

550 Denman Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 568-2235

Twitter: @SoLSunBelt

Web: http://www.solsunbelt.com/

 

Calabash Bistro

Calabash Wings

Calabash Wings

Free range chicken wings marinated in our house made jerk and seasoned with Calabash spices. Served with a spicy tropical glaze drizzled at the table.

Price: $11

Offered: all the time

Created by: Chef Cullin David

Calabash Bistro

428 Carrall Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 568-5882

Twitter: @calabashbistro

Web: http://calabashbistro.com/

 

Score on Davie

Score’s Free Range Wings

Score’s Free Range Wings

Description: Our wings are fresh, Free Range, hand breaded and fried to perfection.  Try our signature Score Sauce, Sriracha Glaze or Maui Pineapple sauce made especially for this competition

Price: $9.20 with 1/2 price on Mondays, our usual wing nights.

Created by: The Score sauce and sriracha glaze were created by our chef Jen McIntyre & The Maui flavour was created by our sous chef Chris Shatford.

Offered: all the time

Score on Davie

1262 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 632-1646

Twitter: @SCOREonDaVIE

Web: http://scoreondavie.com/

 

Siddarthas Indian Kitchen

Karmasutra Wings 

Description:

Price: $6.99

Created by: Chef Siddharth Choudhary

Offered: all the time

Siddarthas Indian Kitchen

2066 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 215-7556

Twitter: @ChefSiddharthas

Web: http://siddharthaskitchen.com/

Make sure you pick up one of the Chicken Wings Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your favourites fromJune 7-11, 2013 at http://vancouverfoodster.com/chicken-wings-challenge/

By: Richard Wolak

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