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Feastly Recap: The 2015 Fried Chicken Sandwich Showdown

On June 6th things really went cluck at the Feastly headquarters as top Feastly chefs battled it out for their fried chicken sandwich to reign supreme in our inaugural launch of cooking showdowns.
The Fried Chicken Sandwich Showdown brought fierce competition and hungry Feasters to some fowl battle. Feastly chef competitors included Cayce Terrill Wilson and Ryan Ochsner of Break and Gather, Tracy Goh of EatWithTracy and Sadie Dawson of TaDa Table.

50 Feasters arrived at a loft in the Mission and were warmly greeted with the sweet aroma of crispy fried chicken in the air, white wine and live music from folk singer Dane Ohri. The judges included Grant Marek from Thrillist , Stephanie Hua of Lick My Spoon, Peter Kane from SF WeeklySusannah Chen from CHOW and Feastly COO, Leigh Goldstein.

Napkins required!

Judges hard at “work”!

While the judging was extremely close and the competitors “battered” it out well, Break and Gather took home the winning trophy with their “Buttermilk Biscuit Bun Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich with Fried Pickles”. Sadie’s Crispy Fried Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich with Green Papaya & Mango Salad and Tracy’s Pandan Fried Chicken Sandwich in Mochi Buns with Nyonya Chicken Salad were extremely close behind in judging.

Break & Gather’s Winning Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich!

Happy Feasters 🙂

At the end of the exciting and energetic evening, Feasters plucked out of the loft feeling happy and jubilant celebrating an experience full of love, comfort and a little grease too.

Feastly will present the next culinary showdown on Saturday, August 1st. Tickets are already filling up, so book asap. We have one word for the next showdown if you dare to catch these kind of waves… BACON! Things are starting to sizzle, who do you think will hog the winning dish? Book now and decide yourself!

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