Great ideas are born at Tweet Ups.
Last Wednesday I found myself at the first #WingOff, planned on the fly by @jeffdesjardins with the goal of eating as many $3-per-pound chicken wings as humanly possible. What started as a small group of four or five wing-lovers turned into a gathering of about fifteen local tweeters at Cinema on Smithe and Granville where, despite the pub running out of wings (something should be done about this!) halfway into the wing off, a good time was had by all.
In the wing-induced haze, the idea for a #MooseOff was formed; I don’t remember exactly how it came up, but there were many in attendance who were intrigued by the idea. Beer-braised moose steaks and beer seemed like the perfect night, at least to us Canadians! (Stay tuned. I’m sure somebody will make this happen, and I’ll be sure to inform you as soon as they do!)
And, finally, that same night, I was introduced to the existence of Tim Tams, a beloved Australian chocolate-covered malted wafer cookie that sounded amazing. In a discussion surrounding deep fried items at the PNE, such as Oreos (good) and Jelly Bellys (NOT good), somebody said, “They should have deep fried Tim Tams.”
The look of pure joy on resident Australian @kineser‘s face cemented this in my mind and it had to be done. My slight tweak on the idea, however, was to use spring roll wrappers instead of dipping the delectable treat in a heavy batter. Not only would it be less messy, it would be crispy and delicious, a great twist to the traditional deep-fried cookie.
I lugged my deep fryer all the way to @loveyourcake’s place in Surrey last night, where a small group of tweeters were gathering to feast on some delicious home made perogies.
I didn’t get a picture of the inside OR of anybody actually eating one, which is too bad, but if these reviews don’t convince you of their epicness, I don’t know what else will. Well, maybe actually eating one…
@loveyourcake: After making over 100 perogies, deep fried Tim Tams were the best part of dinner. #fact
@hurrrdurrr: Like the oily, sticky ejaculate of the gods.
That doesn’t sound super appealing, but I get where he’s coming from.
Dan, @loveyourcake’s bf: I <3 Boobies
Also, a huge shout out to all who were at the first #wingoff: @jeffdesjardins, @kineser, @hotrodrealtor, @conner_g, @604homesguy, @theraysilva, @dennispang, @phanyxx, @carlz8 @adoniadonia, @ninjaonthegrind, and everybody else I’m forgetting! Hope to see you at the next one!