Vancouver Foodster Sandwich Challenge 2019

Ready, Set, Sandwich!
Vancouver Foodster is sending us on another tasty adventure this September as the Sandwich Challenge gets underway.

The Vancouver Foodster Sandwich Challenge runs September 6th to 29th, giving us lots of time to try what lies between the slices. Perfectly timed to inspired school lunches, local restaurant chefs have been challenged to highlight a sandwich from their current menu or develop a totally new creation specifically for the challenge. Sandwiches entries are open to all possibilities; two pieces of bread or buns, toasted or grilled, or not, the chefs are free to use their imagination to fill and present them.

The public is invited to head out and try any and all of the entries, then vote for your favourite (once per day during the competition) to win the online People’s Choice.  In addition, a group of judges, David of @BCFoodieBlogger, journalist Tara Lee  @VanGlutton and myself will be trying every sandwich and selecting the Judges’ Choice Sandwich.  The winners will be announced after the competition wraps September 29th.

The announced entries, so far, will come from;

VANCOUVER

Do Chay Vegetarian, 1392 Kingsway
Instagram : @eatdochay

MixxBao, 1426 W 8th Ave
Instagram @mixxbao

Sprezzatura, 265 Kingsway
Instagram @sprezzatura_van

LANGLEY

Food by Fanta, 20542 Fraser Hwy #107
Instagram @foodbyfanta

Follow the restaurants, the judges and @VanFoodster to see the Sandwich Challenge entries and get out and try them all. Remember to vote for your favourite!

Vancouver Foodster Sushi Roll Challenge – Results

The Vancouver Foodster Sushi Roll Challenge has wrapped up, and the results are in! From September 18th to October 7th, public and media judges including Deanna Woo, Shelley Hayashi and myself were out and about trying the participating restaurants’ Sushi Roll Challenge entries.

Four diverse entries from around Vancouver tickled our taste buds. As with all Vancouver Foodster food challenges, chefs were invited to be as innovative and adventurous as they desired in order to highlight their skills and establishment, this challenge was on-trend with rolls including aburi, poke, no-carbs to offer something for everyone.
It was a difficult, and tasty, task to judge the entries, I’m sure the public had just as much fun trying to decide their faves, as well.

The result are in:

Judge’s Choice: 

First Place: Uma Sushi
Entry: Dark Magic Roll

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Place: Riz Sushi Bar & Catering
Entry: Sans Riz (rice-less roll)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Place (tie): Daddy’s Kitchen
Entry: Poke California Roll

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Place (tie): Kitstaya Sushi
Entry: Aburi Prawn Salmon Roll

 

 

 

 

People’s Choice:

First Place: Daddy’s Kitchen
Entry: Poke California Roll

Second Place: Uma Sushi
Entry: Dark Magic Roll

Third Place: Riz Sushi Bar & Catering
Entry: Sans Riz (rice-less roll)

Looking for more flavour challenges? Check out Vancouver Foodster’s Best Pasta Challenge, on until October 28th, or explore the neighbourhood on Tasting Plates Gastown edition on October 24th.

 

4th Vancouver Foodster Taco Challenge is on now!

It’s time for the 4th Vancouver Foodster Taco Challenge. The sun is finally creeping out of it’s winter cocoon and Taco’s are the perfect food to get you in a sunny mood.

Restaurants from all over the city were invited by Vancouver Foodster to enter their own unique Taco creations into the Taco Challenge. Some of the restaurants and food trucks have created a special taco creation just for this challenge and others have entered their top choice off their existing menu. Each restaurant and food truck will be featuring their taco creation on their menu until June 4, 2017.

The public is invited to order these Taco masterpieces and taste with the judging criteria in mind – originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste. Taco tasters can vote the same day after trying the creation and they can vote once a day throughout the promotion to choose the People’s Choice Winner. 

People are encouraged to Vote for their favourites from until June 4, 2017.

by visiting http://vancouverfoodster.com/taco-challenge/

In addition to the public tasting, a trio of media judges are making their rounds and selecting to the Judges Choice, follow them on social media to see what gets your mouth watering and seek out the Tacos for yourself. 

The Media judges for Taco Challenge are: 

Mary Sheridan of Vancouver Bits and Bites Blog
Twitter: @MaryinVancity
Instagram @MaryinVancity 

Hanson Do of Nosh and Nibble blog
Twitter: @hansondee
Instagram @noshandnibble 

Zahra Alani, Co-host of CKNW.com Food Glorious Food
Twitter: @ZahraAlani
Instagram @zahra.alani


Look for Taco Challenge entries at:

Vancouver

Holi Masala Food Truck, Seymour & Georgia

Mandalay Burmese Kitchen, varying locations to be advised

Patron Tacos & Cantina, 265 Robson Street

Saj & Co, 813 Davie Street

The Pawn Shop, 1117 Granville Street

Zend Conscious Lounge, 1130 Mainland Street

Richmond

Hugo’s Churros, 7899 Templeton Station Road

 Little Mexico Cantina, 3131 Chatham St #150

For details of the taco challenge participating restaurants and to vote for your favourites visit vancouverfoodster.com
The winning restaurants and their Taco creations will be announced on June 7, 2017.

 

Vancouver Foodster Pizza Challenge 2015

vf_pizza_web_2015Thursday, the Vancouver Foodster Pizza Challenge gets underway.  From March 5th to 28th, fourteen pizzerias from Vancouver, Burnaby, & North Vancouver will present their creative take on a classic pizza.

Like all Vancouver Foodster Challenges, diners can expect to find unique flavours, creative presentations and hopefully find a new restaurant or two along the way.  The public is invited to vote once per day for their People’s Choice, favourite pie.

The Judges Choice winner will be determined by a panel of tasting judges including myself and radio broadcaster Jennifer Thomson, Adrian Harris from @FoodGays & Breakfast Television’s Thor Daikow.  Follow the judges on Twitter to follow their exploration of the Pizza Challenge competitors.

For the full list of the participating restaurants in the Vancouver Foodster Pizza Challenge visit vancouverfoodster.com/pizza-challenge