Chicken wing battle in Gastown this Sunday

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      Feathers are set to fly in Gastown this Sunday (May 19) as local chefs face off in a whisky-soaked battle. There will be preening. There will be (needless) squawking. But in the end, it all will come down to the wings.

      The second annual Chicken Fight takes place on the patio of the Lamplighter Public House at 5 pm. Ten Gastown restaurants are competing in the grilling competition.

      Earlier, each will be given 20 pounds of chicken wings and a bottle of Lot No. 40 Canadian whisky to start off their recipes. To this, they may add whatever they want, and the creative results will hit the grill in front of the Lamplighter crowd on Sunday. Teams have 30 minutes to grill their wings.

      Judging will be divided between the people in the room and a panel of local celebrity judges.

      Donations will be collected for A Better Life Foundation, which provides nutritious meals to those in assisted living and single room occupancy hotels in the Downtown Eastside.

      The winning wing recipe will be available for the month of June at Big Lou's Butcher Shop.


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      May 17, 2013 at 7:41am

      Gross. I don't eat "chicken wings".


      May 17, 2013 at 9:51am

      Last year was a lot of fun, can't wait for Sunday!