FOURTEENTH ANNUAL “CHICAGO’S BEST WING FEST” CROWNS
CHICAGO’S BEST CHICKEN WINGS WHILE RAISING FUNDS
FOR CHICAGO NEIGHBORS UNITED
(CHICAGO, IL) – It sells out every year, and there’s no other event like it; it’s Chicago’s Best WingFest. It’s complete with tailgating, a nearly endless supply of Chicago’s best chicken wings, competitive wing eating, five categories of wing competition, and lots of fun!
Check out some of the video highlights of 2012 here: http://youtu.be/wdSpS6CLgOY
WingFest back again for its fourteenth year on Sunday, February 24, 2013. 1500 tickets are now on sale. WingFest will once again be held at the Bailey Auditorium located at 1340 West Washington in Chicago from 1pm to 5pm.
Each year around 25 local wing-slinging eateries enter WingFest. Participating establishments may enter wings of their choice into two of the following categories: Mild Wings, Hot Wings, BBQ Wings and Exotic Wings. The following were proclaimed winners in 2012, in a double-blind test-taste: Best Mild Wing: Gators Wing Shack, Best Hot Wing: Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap, Best BBQ Wing: Reggie’s Music Joint, Best Exotic Wing: Cans and the coveted Best of the Fest: Gators Wing Shack.
And it is all for a good cause! To date, WingFest has raised over $135,000 for various charities, and once again this year, Chicago Neighbors United [http://chicnu.org/], a community based organization which provides educational scholarships to inner city youth, is happy to be the beneficiary of this top-of-the-line good time.
Returning for his fourteenth year at WingFest is host and celebrity judge, 93XRT’s very own, Lin Brehmer. With his ever present sidekick Chicken-Man pumping the crowd, Lin will be providing the play by play for the “Lord of the Wings” eating contest, and one of the most talked about highlights.
Tickets are now on sale for $25 for general admission. That price includes all the wings one can eat, live music from Cadillac Dave and the Chicago Redhots, a raffle ticket, continuous sponsor giveaways and loads of surprises. There will also be VIP tickets available for $55 which will include all of the above plus a drink package, parking pass, goody bag, and access to the VIP area. As this event does sell out each year, event organizers urge those wishing to attend to buy their tickets early. Tickets may be purchased directly at www.WingFest.net, or direct ticketing link here:http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3266004&pl&REFERRAL_ID=twfblike Attendees must be 21 and over.
For more information, enter the Lord of Wings Contest, or to see the every growing list of participating restaurants, please visit www.WingFest.net .