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Food Event - Korean Chicken Wing Pop-up - April 8 to 10th

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Came across this event thanks to jLunar's blog. Looks interesting,

http://www.dubonchicken.com/

Anyone else going? Reserved on April 10th.

Happening in the Elle M'a Dit space on Baldwin

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  1. I'm going! XD

    Interesting - they added a wednesday!

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    1. re: jlunar

      I was going to go, but I wanted to go for lunch. Bummed that they're only doing dinner :(

    2. they are fully booked now but did anyone go yet? Going Wednesday night

      Edit, just checking their twitter and they mentioned earlier they could "Squeeze a few more in" so maybe best to check on their twitter for last minute cancellations/etc for tomorrow/wednesday night

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      1. I'm going tonight- and have been scouring the net trying to find review (photos!)....nada.

        I don't think I've been this excited about fried chicken...since...ever?

        1. Here are a few photos:

          http://www.boneats.ca/2013/04/wordles...

          I was supposed to go last night, but ended up having to cancel. My friends said "you didn't miss that much".

          1. My notes:
            - Skip the fries. They're not anything special and they're cafeteria stock.
            - The chicken is cooked nicely (juicy, etc), but it's not KFC to me. Please adjust expectations there.
            - Maybe treat this like a snack. I went with 6 other people, split two large baskets (we did not finish them all) and 2 fries. Then we supplemented elsewhere.

            And that's all there is. I am happy they've done this, hope they tweak, and that's about it. Excited peeps should dial their expectations down to low.

            Mostly, I'm missing some of that crunch that I'd expect from KFC. I don't mean Bonchon crunch (which I don't love), but it's just not more than spicy flavoured chicken wings. Tasty enough, but not KFC.

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            1. re: jlunar

              Sounds like a waste of time if one of the two items is a skip.

              1. re: jlunar

                Do you think your expectations might have just been too high? Because the pictures of the chicken look awesome!!

                1. re: kwass

                  I think I had certain expectations of how the chicken should be, texturally. And to me, that is what KFC is all about. And I really really wanted KFC.

                  So, I don't think my expectations were high - I'd like to think I'm generally pretty good at managing them - but that I was expecting something else and didn't get it.

                  Maybe I just only know a certain kind of KFC? The post from VTV seemed to imply that this was within KFC parameters and that was based on her reasonably "authentic"/valid experience. I agree with her "it should be more saucy" comment too.

                  But, in the end, I thought it telling *I* didn't want to eat more of the wings...! And really, they were perfectly good wings, despite my off-the-mark expectations.

                  Anyway, don't let me be a Debbie-downer! My expectations are not yours, and again, they weren't bad, just not what I wanted/expected. More photos to whet the appetite!

                   
                   
                   
                  1. re: jlunar

                    You're definitely not a Debbie-downer!! It sounds like you know KFC wings, and these didn't quite make the mark.

                    1. re: jlunar

                      Thanks! I will go with expectations of chicken wings then, and see where that takes us...

                      The fries? They sure do look as bad as you said. Seems silly to have 50% of the food be below average...