It’s here: ChurkeyChanga Season in Wilmington NC

It’s here: ChurkeyChanga Season in Wilmington NC

It’s ChurkeyChanga time!

As the rest of the nation waits for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday to enjoy family get-togethers focused on the traditional picturesque turkey dinner, those of us lucky enough to live in Wilmington don’t have to.

A local landmark, Flaming Amy’s Burrito Barn, has created somewhat of a holiday season of their own that the Port City waits for with just as much enthusiasm. For a three week period every year, they release the highly anticipated “ChurkeyChanga” and we can’t get enough of it.

What is this culinary delight with the crazy name I speak of?

Well, take fresh roasted turkey, slather it in garlic-y mashed potatoes and cornbread stuffing, then lovingly swaddle it in a flour tortilla and deep fry until golden brown and crispy. But that’s not iiiiiiiiiiit! Apply a bit of heavenly jalapeño cream gravy, bring along a side of cranberry salsa to this mouthwatering party-on-a-plate and THAT, my friends, is the “ChurkeyChanga.”

Anyone who’s had it knows the flavors are delicious and a great way to ring in the holiday season. Those who haven’t had it yet better get over to Flaming Amy’s before time runs out because you’ve only got until November 21st.

This pseudo-season has grown somewhat of a cult-like following and for good reason. So drop what you’re doing, call your friends and family and meet up to get your “ChurkeyChanga” on. Your taste buds will thank you. Get to FLAMING AMY’S BURRITO BARN.


ed walsh at port city foodieContributing blogger: Ed Walsh grew up in Las Vegas, the son of an accomplished chef. Traipsing all over the world to more than 35 countries during a 21 year Marine Corps career allowed Ed to sample and appreciate all types of food from grass hut family dining to Michelin star rated fine dining restaurants. “I know my way around a dinner plate and I just like what I like,” he says. Asked what his absolute favorite dish from all of his international travels was, Ed quickly says it was his Mom’s spaghetti. Ed is single, and loves long romantic walks to the taco truck. He also loves spending time with awesome food – almost as much as he enjoys spending time with his awesome kids.

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