Fried Chicken Fest takes flight this Saturday with a flock of Winnipeg restaurants dishing up deep-fried goodness for the next seven days. The fourth annual food event runs Jan. 16 to 23 with more than 35 local establishments taking part amid Manitoba’s code red restrictions.
"Winnipeg’s restaurants are struggling and we look forward to seeing their creative entries that will entice people to enjoy Fried Chicken Fest at home," said chef Allan Pineda, co-organizer of Fried Chicken Fest, in a media release.
Fried chicken enthusiasts can vote for their favourite dish online at friedchickenfest.ca; a winner will be announced following the event. Capital Grill Broadway was the 2020 crowd favourite and has returned this year to defend the title. Other participating restaurants include:
• St. James Burger & Chip Co.
• Four Crowns Restaurant & Event Centre
• Shark Club Sports Bar
• Tommy’s Pizzeria
• Cocoabeans Gluten-Free
• One Great City Brewing Company
• Promenade Cafe and Wine
• KYU Bochi, KYU Snack Box, KYU Grill, KYU Bistro
• Magic Bird Fried Chicken
• Brazen Hall Kitchen & Brewery
• Smith Restaurant
• Nicolino’s Restaurant
• Velvet Glove Restaurant at Fairmont Winnipeg
• The Merchant Kitchen
• Fionn’s Winnipeg
• Junction 59 Roadhouse
• Uptown Alley
• The Wood Tavern
• Charlee’s Restaurant and Lounge
• Roughage Eatery
• Little Bones Wings
• Rae’s Bistro + Lounge
• Moxie’s Grill & Bar (Polo Park and Kenaston)
• Block & Blade Restaurant and Bar
• Meal Set Bistro
• Little Goat Food & Drink
• Yard Burger
• Khao Restaurant
• Tallest Poppy
Eva Wasney is a reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press.