Fourth Annual Fried Chicken Fest Runs January 16-23: We Know Your Stretchy Pants Are Ready

January 7, 2021 (Winnipeg, MB) – Fried Chicken Fest swoops into Winnipeg again with the ultimate competition to find the best fried chicken in the city. From January 16-23 the first food fest of the year kicks off with participating restaurants serving up their best fried chicken dish to eager foodies who will seek to try as many dishes as they can and vote for their favourite. There are currently 17 restaurants signed up for this event now in its fourth year with more expected to join as Fried Chicken Fest’s popularity continues to grow. This year’s event during COVID restrictions means Fried Chicken Fest is in full support of the #saveMBrestaurants campaign and message too.

“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,” says Chef Allan Pineda, co-organizer of Fried Chicken Fest.

Participating restaurants will offer a unique fried chicken dish only for the week of Fried Chicken Fest. Dishes are presented to showcase their culinary skills and offer a unique flavour experience. Fried chicken lovers will be excited by the possibilities—from the spices to the crunch, from the flavour to the presentation—what will be the most exciting feature of each fried chicken creation? Fried Chicken Fest goers are encouraged to try as many dishes as they can and vote for their favourite online at Last year’s winner–Capital Grill Broadway–will be defending their title this time around too.

“It’s so important to support our restaurant industry and Fried Chicken Fest is one way we can still do that during the pandemic,” says co-founder Susie Erjavec Parker. “I have been working to share the #saveMBrestaurants social media campaign during this Code Red and Fried Chicken Fest has always supported local restaurants so that message is more important than ever this year.”

Foodies and fried chicken lovers are encouraged to visit the website for up-to-date restaurant information and to follow Fried Chicken Fest on social media.


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