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The 2017 King of the Wing Festival will be Located outdoors at:
Penn Brewery - 800 Vinial St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

General Admission

  • All You Can Eat Wings
  • 2 Hour Session – 3-5pm
  • Live Music & Entertainment
$29

VIP

  • 1 Hour Early Entry
  • All You Can Eat Wings
  • 3 Hour Session – 2-5pm
  • First Access to the Wings
  • Live Music & Entertainment
$35

Come get sauced with us at the the 3rd Annual King of the Wing Festival on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Penn Brewery.

Try the best chicken wings from 20 local restaurants with plenty of Penn Brewery beers and live music to wash ‘em all down. At the end of the afternoon, our panel of judges will rate the wings in 4 separate categories before crowning the official King of the Wing.

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS

Big Shot Bobs – Avalon
Harris Grill – Shadyside
Fireside Public House – East Liberty
Birmingham Bridge Tavern – Southside
Caliente Pizza Draft House – Bloomfield
Archie’s – Southside
Sidelines Bar & Grill – Millvale
Breakneck Tavern – Mars
Pig Iron Public House – Cranberry
Pints on Penn – Lawrenceville

Nox’s Tavern & Grill – Blawnox
Mario’s East Side Saloon – Shadyside
Wexford Ale House – Wexford
Quik-It Chicken – North Side
Rogue BBQ – West Mifflin
Sunny Jim’s Tavern – Emsworth
The Bulldog – Morningside
Firehouse Lounge – Ambridge
Stack’d Burgers & Beer – Pittsburgh
MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

COMPETITION
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Overall Judging
Restaurants will enter their wings in 2 of 4 categories; Traditiona, BBQ, Exotic and Dry Rub. Each wing will be judged on a scale of 1-10 for taste, appearance and aroma. Scores will be tallied for the winner in each category. The overall highest scoring wing will be awarded The King of the Wing followed by a 2nd and 3rd place winners.

People’s Choice
Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite wings in each category. The wing with the most votes wins.

 

PAST WINNERS

2017 Winners

Buffalo Category
1st Place – Stack’d Shadyside – Buffalo Ranch
2nd Place (tie) – Pints on Penn Blue Cheese Buffalo & Firehouse Lounge Buffalo Parm Garlic
3rd Place – Wexford Ale House – Hot Cajun Rance

BBQ Category
1st Place – Nox’s Tavern and Grille Steph’s Secret Sauce
2nd Place – Birmingham Bridge Tavern Golden Boy
3rd Place (tie) – Harris Grill Strawberry Chipotle BBQ & Sunny Jim’s Tavern House BBQ

Dry Rub Category
1st Place – ROGUE BBQ
2nd Place Pints on Penn – Candied Bacon Rub
3rd Place – Mario’s East Side Saloon – BBQ Ranch

Exotic Category
1st Place (Perfect Score) – Breakneck Tavern – Fresno Honey Jalapeno
2nd Place – Sunny Jim’s Tavern
3rd Place – Mario’s East Side Saloon – Fat City
People’s Choice Awards (voted on by attendees)

Best Overall Wings
Big Shot Bob’s House of Wings – Avalon

Best Overall Flavor
1st Place – Birmingham Bridge Tavern – Eric Jr.
2nd Place – Big Shot Bob’s House of Wings – Avalon – Ziggy Stardust
3rd Place – Wexford Ale House – Dry Cajun Ranch

2016 Winners

Buffalo Category
KING OF THE WING: Sidelines Bar and Grill
2nd Place: Birmingham Bridge Tavern
3rd Place: Harris Grill

Dry Rub Category
KING OF THE WING: Rogue BBQ
2nd Place: Pittsburgh Smokehouse
3rd Place: Big Shot Bob’s House of Wings

BBQ Category
KING OF THE WING: Mario’s East Side Saloon
2nd Place: Sunny Jim’s Tavern
3rd Place: Fat Head’s Saloon

Exotic Category
KING OF THE WING: Nox’s Tavern and Grille
2nd Place: Gaucho Parrilla Argentina
3rd Place: Fat Head’s Saloon

Peoples Choice Awards – Judged by festival attendees
Best Wing Flavor: Big Shot Bob’s House of Wings – Black Magic
Best Overall Wings – Wexford Ale House

2015 Winners

Mild Category
KING OF THE WING: Sidelines Bar and Grill – Buffalo Ranch
2nd Place: Nox’s Tavern and Grille – Nox Sauce
3rd Place: Bigham Tavern – Bigham Tavern Original

Hot Category
KING OF THE WING: Fat Head’s Saloon – Killer
2nd Place: Big Shot Bob’s House of Wings – Talk of Beaver Falls
3rd Place: Harris Grill – Colombian Gum Nummers

BBQ Category
KING OF THE WING: Sunny Jim’s Tavern – BBQ
2nd Place: Fat Head’s Saloon – Smokey BBQ
3rd Place: Fuel and Fuddle – Carolina Gold

Exotic Category
KING OF THE WING: Nox’s Tavern and Grille – Butter Mesquite
2nd Place: Caliente Pizza & Draft House – Honey Sorachi
3rd Place: Sunny Jim’s Tavern – Ginger Mango Habanero

Peoples Choice Awards – Judged by festival attendees
Best Wing Flavor: Pittsburgh Smokehouse – Cajun Garlic
Best Overall Wings – Big Shot Bob’s House of Wing

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