Vancouver Foodster 2nd 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 June 9 – July 3, 2016.

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How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the chicken wings in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best chicken wings creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

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

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

Get some friends together and make a day or 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

Here are the 12 Chicken Wings dishes in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Hopcott Meats

Maple Chipotle Wings with Goji Cran Compote

Maple Chipotle Wings with Goji Cran Compote

Maple Chipotle Wings with Goji Cran Compote

Price: $7.49

Created by: Chef Tarl Wilkinson

Description: Using locally sourced chicken wings, we coat them with Gluten Free flour and fry them in our own beef tallow, that we render down from our hormone & steroid free beef fat.  Then we toss them in our signature Maple Chipotle sauce and serve with a homemade Goji Cran Compote, using Fraser Valley Goji Berries and our own Hopcott grown cranberries.

Offered: Offered anytime during business hours, 7 days a week, from 11am to 4:30pm

Hopcott Meats

18385 Old Dewdney Trunk Road, Pitt Meadows

Tel: 604.465.7799

Web: http://www.hopcottmeats.ca/

Twitter @HopcottFarms

Instagram hopcottfarms

 

American Grille

Taz-manian Devil Wings

Taz-manian Devil Wings

Taz-manian Devil Wings

Price: $14.50

Description: Tamarind Brine Chicken Wings with House made Spicy Mango & Curry Ranch, Garnished with Crushed Cashews & Red Thai Chilis.

Created by: Chef Taz

Offered: Lunch and Dinner

American Grille

7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond

Tel: 604-232-2804

Web: http://american-grille.com/

Twitter: @GrilleYVR

Instagram grilleyvr

 

Bogart’s Bar

Crunchy dill pickle wings

Crunchy dill pickle wings

Crunchy dill pickle wings

Price: $10

Description: All the crunchy, tangy, garlicky dilly goodness of a pickle……but in a wing.

Created by: Chef Jeramie Adams

Offered: all the time

Bogart’s Bar

121 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 336-3578

Web: http://www.bogartsbar.ca/

Twitter: @BogartsonRobson

Instagram: bogartsonrobson

 

Westward Ho

UGC Szechuan Chicken Wings

UGC Szechuan Chicken Wings

UGC Szechuan Chicken Wings w/ Asian Dipping Sauce

Price:  $13

Description:

Eight deliciously baked chicken wings covered in our house made Szechuan sauce, topped with crumbled peanuts & served with our very own Asian style dipping sauce

Created by: Wylie Spencer & Marile Lucuik

Offered:

University Golf Club

5185 University Blvd. Vancouver

Tel: 604-225-2315

Web: www.universitygolf.com

Twitter: @UniversityGolf

Instagram westwardhougc

 

The Copper Chimney

Tandoori Chicken Wings

Tandoori Chicken Wings

Tandoori Chicken Wings

Price: $14

Created by: Executive Chef Jaroslaw Faryna

Description: served with a jalapeno & cumin raita dip

Offered: Lunch and dinner daily

The Copper Chimney

567 Hornby Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-689-8862

Web: http://www.copperchimney.ca/

Twitter: @CopperChimney_1

Instagram copperchimney_1

 

Meinhardt

I HARDT Spicy Cajun Dry Rub Wings

I HARDT Spicy Cajun Dry Rub Wings

I HARDT Spicy Cajun Dry Rub Wings

Price: $2.59 per 100 grams served on hot bar  * Happy Hour Special 1LB $8.50 (3pm on – Grab and Go)

Description: Our FarmCrest Non Gmo Wings are brined for 24hours, gently tossed in butter, slow baked, then lightly dusted with Cajun spices and served with a blue cheese, root beer, balsamic vinegar reduction dipping sauce.

Created by: Chef Danielle Ross

Offered: Lunch & Dinner

Meinhardt

South Granville Location

3002 Granville Street Vancouver

Tel: (604) 732 4405

and

Downtown Pacific Centre Location

609 Granville Street Vancouver

Tel: (604) 681 8175

Web: https://meinhardtfinefoods.com

Twitter: @Meinhardtfoods

Instagram: meinhardtfinefoods

 

Nammos Estiatorio

Greek style chicken wings

Greek style chicken wings

Greek style chicken wings

Price: $12

Description: served with “smoked basil mayo

Created by: Food consultant Manos.

Offered: all the time

Nammos Estiatorio

3980 Fraser Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 428-6850

Web: http://www.nammos.ca/

Twitter: @NammosVan

Instagram: nammosvan 

 

The Blarney Stone

Black and Pale

Black and Pale

Black and Pale

Price: $12.14

Description: A Guinness and Kilkenny battered chicken wing with a Jameson demi glace.

Ingredients: Chicken wings, Flour, Garlic powder, Cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, soda water, soy sauce, cilantro, garlic, onion, olive oil, Guinness, Kilkenny, Jameson demi glace. parsley garnish, ranch dipping sauce. not gluten free,

Created by: Chef Ivan Kas

Offered: all the time

The Blarney Stone

216 Carrall Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604 687 4322

Web: blarneystone.ca

Twitter: @bstonegastown

Instagram blarneystonevan

 

Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Novo Rustic chicken wings

Novo Rustic chicken wings

Novo Rustic chicken wings

Price: $15

Description:

Ingredients:  buttermilk and semolina crust, white balsamic agrodolce,  calabrian chili aioli, giardiniera, fennel pollen

Created by:  Chef Carmine Paradiso

Offered:  All the time

Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

2118 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 736-2220

Web:  http://www.novopizzeria.com/

Twitter:   @NOVOPizzeria

Instagram novopizzeriayvr

 

U & I Thai

U&I Thai Wings

U&I Thai Wings

U&I Thai Wings

Price: $14.95

Description: Delicious fresh chicken wings seasoned with yellow curry and a special blend of Thai Spices grilled to perfection and served with Tamarind sauce, sticky rice, and our famous green papaya salad.

Created by: Chef Ui Ratsomjit

Offered: All the time

U & I Thai

3364 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 875-6999

Web: http://uandithai.com/

Twitter: @UIThai2

Instagram: u_and_i_thai_

 

Eight 1/2 restaurant lounge

Crisp Oven-baked Wings

Crisp Oven-baked Wings

Crisp Oven-baked Wings

Price: $9.50

Description: BC Free run chicken wings gf served with parm dip

Your choice of salt & pepper, Thai, BBQ, hot, honey garlic

Created by: Chef Michael Wiebe

Available: All the time

Eight 1/2 restaurant lounge

151 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 568-2703

Web:  http://eightandahalf.ca/

Twitter:  @eightandahalf

Instagram n/a

 

West Oak Restaurant

Chilli maple soy glazed wings

Chilli maple soy glazed wings

Chilli Maple Soy Glazed Wings

Price: $12

Description:Chilli maple soy glazed wings, pickled shimeji mushrooms, black pepper lime aioli

Created by: Chef Adam Coppell

Available: Lunch only — 11:30am to 3pm Monday to Friday, and 10:30am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday

West Oak Restaurant

1035 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-629-8808

Web: http://www.westoakvancouver.com/

Twitter @westoakvan

Instagram westoakvan

 

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

 

Joe Leary

Freelance writer/broadcaster and host of Shaw TV’s Craft Beer series ‘BC Brew On Tap’ and the long-running radio show, ‘Just Here for the Beer’ that airs bi-weekly on Saturday’s at noon on TSN 1410.

Twitter: @reallyjoeleary

 

Rick Green

Freelance writer for BC Brews and other publications

Twitter: @BCbrews

 

Corey Basso

Executive Producer of Whitecaps FC Broadcasts | Announcer | Reporter

Bell Media | 94.5 Virgin Radio | 103.5 QMFM | TSN 1040 | TSN 1410

Twitter: @CDBasso

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 from June 9 – July 3, 2016 at http://vancouverfoodster.com/chicken-wings-challenge/