Vancouver Chicken Wings Challenge Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Chicken Wings Challenge was a success featuring 12 chicken wings creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their chicken wings creation from June 9 – July 3, 2016. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Joe Leary, Corey Basso and Rick Green.

The Winners are: 

1st Place: 

Westward Ho

university golf 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

Marile Lucuik, Wylie Spencer and Chef Vince

Marile Lucuik, Wylie Spencer and Chef Vince

Chef Vince and Wylie were featured on Global TV Morning News on July 6, 2016 making their winning wings, watch here 

2nd Place:

West Oak Restaurant

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

 

3rd Place (tie):

Bogart’s Bar

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

Chef Jeramie Adams

Chef Jeramie Adams

3rd Place (tie):

Nammos Estiatorio

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 

Yianni Kerasiotis (right)

Yianni Kerasiotis (right)

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Chicken Wings creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Nammos Estiatorio

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 

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Meinhardt

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

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

American Grille

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

Thank you to all the chefs, restaurants that accepted my invitation and featured their chicken wings on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their Chicken Wings creations! See all the 12 Chicken Wings creations here.

By: Richard Wolak