NYC Wing Fest: B’wing it!


One day. One venue. New York City’s top wing joints. A year’s worth of bragging rights. This Saturday I will be adding to my 2011 Wing Count when I invade the 3rd Annual NYC Wing Fest. Last year’s champion, Duke’s, is returning to defend their title. Here is who they are up against:

2011 Participants
Duke’s New York (Wing Fest II Champion)
Hill Country Barbecue
R.U.B. BBQ (Wing Fest II Runner Up)
Wildwood BBQ
Blondies Sports
The East End Bar & Grill
Tribeca Tap House
Wogies Bar & Grill
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (Wing Fest I Champion)

Event details
79th St. Boat Basin Cafe
West 79th Street & The Hudson River
New York, ny  10024

Get tickets here

Just like the 2011 National Buffalo Wing Festival, my wingtourage and I will be posting live updates on Facebook and Twitter throughout the event. Sunday, I’ll post a full recap with pics right here on 2011wings.com. Check back and keep on #WINGING.

I Survived The National Buffalo Wing Fest

Let me start by saying that being an official taste tester at any chicken wing festival is a pretty sweet gig, let alone for the “Super Bowl” of wings, the National Buffalo Wing Festival. Free wings, more free wings, and even more free wings. For two days, I can let my gut hang out and it’s alright. Everybody’s doing it. If you don’t, you’re not cool. Sounds like the best gig ever, right? Actually, it’s not as easy as you’d think, especially if your New Year’s Resolution is to eat 2,011 chicken wings and you roll into the festival with a 24 x 34 sign strapped to your chest that boasts how many wings you’ve eaten so far this year (1,314 for me). I’ve been hyping up my appearance at this fest for months. It was now time for me to deliver.

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