The past weekend marked the end of this year’s Fried Chicken. For my final 3 meals I did dine in for all of them. This is post number six: Here are links to the previous five. One, Two, Three, Four, and Five. I started off with Saturday lunch at the Smitty’s, Pembina and Grant. Then headed down to the Cibo Waterfront café, before a late Sunday lunch at The Wood Tavern wound up my Fried Chicken Fest meals. Also in…Continue readingDine in: My Final 3 Fried Chicken Fest Meals.
This is post number 5 in this year’s Fried Chicken Fest series. This week involved trudging though snow, and three more restaurants. Two of my orders for this post were from places whose Fried Chicken Fest offering I had tried in previous years: The Tallest Poppy, and Little Goat Food & Drink. My third choice for this post is Fionn MacCool’s Grant Park. This last couple of days, I’ve tried getting to the restaurants, and the snow clearing efforts of…Continue readingSnow Way I am Chickening Out
I’m back with my fourth Fried Chicken Fest post. This time I’m going hyper-local with my 1 Block Fried Chicken Diet.* The 100 Mile Dietis passé. Ordering fried chicken from restaurants almost next door to your workplace is the way to go. *Actual distance may be slightly more than a block. In my case, the three contributing restaurants, are Local Pub & Eatery, The Shark Club, and The Merchant Kitchen. The Shark Club is a new entry for me this…Continue reading1 Block Fried Chicken Diet
After a day off from writing, but not from eating, I’m back. Today I’m reviewing two chicken sandwiches and one chicken bowl. These were the Fried Chicken Fest offerings that I tried on Friday and Saturday. Over the last two days, I’ve ordered Fried Chicken Fest items from three different restaurants. I started with Yard Burger on Friday. Saturday, I visited Wienerpeg, and picked up from Khao House. Two Chicken Sandwiches: Yard Burger & Wienerpeg Working downtown I like the…Continue readingTwo Chicken Sandwiches, One Chicken Bowl
After yesterday’s first Fried Chicken Fest entry, I’m returning with a post on the1928 Eatery and Brazen Hall entries. These two fit with my intention of trying new places this year. I really like fried chicken. I grew up in the era when KFC only meant the U.S. version. Korean Fried Chicken hadn’t really made it over here(remember, I’m old). Now, thanks to events like Fried Chicken Fest, I get to try many different version of fried chicken. That’s one…Continue reading1928 Eatery Burger, Brazen Hall Wings
Last year Winnipeg saw the arrival of two new chicken chains. Mary Browns Chicken’s & Taters, out of Virginia, via Newfoundland*, and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, out of Arabi, Louisiana. Being in the fast casual chicken business I figured that it might be interesting to review them in a compare and contrast style review.*I’ve since been informed that there has been a Mary Browns in the Transcona area of Winnipeg for a few years. I must admit that Popeyes had stayed…Continue readingMary Browns, Popeyes Chicken