February 2020

PV was lucky to be chosen as beneficiary for Marz Community Brewing‘s Dumpling Wars event on President’s Day. An amazing line-up of more than 20 cooks and chefs in Chicago presented their best version of the dumpling (fried, boiled, baked, or steamed) for the honor of being crowned the 🏆Dumpling Queen (or King)🏆. Attendees able to sample and to vote for People’s Choice, and a panel of expert judges (Duck Inn: Kevin Hickey, Chicago Reader: Mike Sula, and WGN Radio: Ji Suk Yi) crowned the Dumpling King/Queen at the end of the night.

People’s Choice Award: Mom‘s green curry chicken dumpling and Triple Crown‘s classic pan fried shrimp and corn dumpling tied for People’s Choice and will have a future battle to determine People’s Pick!

WTF Award: Guy from Heritage Restaurant with his kopytka with boursinm smoked wild mushrooms

3rd Place: Spencer from Triple Crown with his pan fried shrimp and corn dumpling

2nd Place: Erika and Sieger from The Publican with their shrimp and pickled eggplant dumpling

👑 Dumpling King 👑: Ricky from The Wurst with his wild boar chorizo with cured egg yolk and recado negro

Thanks to friends for attending and supporting! Thank you to Marz for raising over $2,500 for Project: VISION with this event! What an incredibly fun (and delicious) night! We’re looking forward to the next dumpling battle already!