Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Updated: Free wings and yogurt Wednesday

Get free chicken wings Wednesday at Trade and Tryon streets uptown, in preparation for this Saturday's Carolina Wing Fest. "Wing King" Drew Cerza (who beat celeb chef Bobby Flay in one of his "throwdowns"), along with area restaurants Buffalo Wild Wings, Duckworth's, Fuel Cafe, Hickory Tavern, Taste of Buffalo, Wing Zone and Wing King Cafe, will give away wings from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Charlotte stop of the National Buffalo Wing Fest, founded by Cerza, is noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo (7100 Statesville Road), with more than 75 kinds of wings from about 18 area restaurants (including the seven above) - plus a wing-eating contest and "bobbing for wings" in vats of blue cheese. Restaurants are competing for a free trip to Buffalo to represent the Carolinas at the 2012 National Buffalo Wing Festival.

Admission is $10; active-duty military with ID, college students with ID and kids younger than 8 get in free. Three wings go for $2 and the event benefits the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge. Info: www.CarolinaWingFestival.com.

And: from 5 to 10 p.m., the EpiCentre Yoforia offers free frozen yogurt. 210 E. Trade St.


Anonymous said...

Bobbing for wings in vats of bleu cheese? Ewww