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Aug 9, 2011 05:19 PM

[DTW] Southwest Detroit Chicken Taste-off SEPT 10

There will be a Detroit CHOW meetup on Saturday, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011, for a taste-off between the outdoor chicken grills in Southwest Detroit (a.k.a. Mexicantown).

We'll meet at 3:00 p.m. at El Papa de los Pollitos (4047 W Vernor).

We'll try El Papa de Pollitos first, then carpool to the other spots. El Papa has a fairly sizeable parking lot (not just street parking), so it should be a fairly good/safe place to keep our cars.

On the docket:
1) El Papa (outdoor chicken grill with nicely-seasoned chicken)
... then work our way down Vernor to
2) Pollo Chapin (fried chicken, Guatemalan tamales and salads)
3) Taqueria El Rey (outdoor chicken grill, not as much flavor as El Papa)
4) Los Gallos (outdoor chicken grill, very similar to El Rey)
... then we can end up somewhere for drinks

For more information and updated discussion, please refer to the Detroit Chow group:

Taqueria El Rey
4730 W Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209

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  1. I'm getting my chicken bib all polished up this weekend by judging a BBQ contest in Monroe, MI (KCBS Certified judge) and starting with six portions of chicken. I should be healed up by the 10th!

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    1. re: goatgolfer

      GG, Congrats on the KCBS cert. Did you get it this Spring in Grand Rapids? I'll be interested to hear how they judge chicken.

    2. can anyone shoot back a review of any of these spots?