On November 18 the finals of the CB Pan Chicken Competition will be held on Downtown Kingston's scenic waterfront. The lovely sea side, under-appreciated venue is one great reason to go. Then add to this the unmistakable allure of this very delicious Jamaican food item and the fact that the event is free, and there would need to be compelling reasons not to go.
On November 18 the competition comes to a head as the ultimate winner will be chosen from among the regional finalists. The winner will get $525,000 from CB Chicken and Churches Co-operative Credit Union, a trophy, and, possibly even more important, the right to beat his or her chest and loudly proclaim victory. The event will also feature entertainment from the Fluffy Diva Miss Kitty, comedians Ity and Fancy Cat, Singers Tifa and I-Octane, and others.
For more information on the event, visit the CB Chicken Facebook page.
For background on pan chicken and its significance to Jamaican food heritage, read this Gleaner article.
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