Monday, May 1, 2017

Update: Bullpen wins Glens Falls wing test -- as usual

UPDATE (5/1/17): If you're in  the moods for some wings and you're in Glens Falls, The Bullpen Tavern, 216 Glen Street,  apparently is THE place to visit. Paul Bricocolli's place won dual top honors at Wing Fest in downtown Glens Falls on Saturday, the third consecutive year it has done so. The Bullpen won both the Judges' Trophy and the People’s Choice Trophy, decided by a popular vote.

Mia Pizzeria and Farmstead, both of Queensbury, finished 2-3  in the People’s Choice category. More than 2,500 people purchased Wing Fest tickets, a record attendance.\

(Originally published 4/26/17)

The 3rd annual Wing Fest in Glens Falls this Saturday again will raise money for The Glens Falls Collaborative as well as pay tribute to Abraham Wing, the founder of Glens Falls and of Queensbury.

Restaurants from the area will set up along Glen and Maple streets to serve chicken wings with varieties of sauces and flavorings in a festival setting. The block of Glen Street between the Centennial Circle roundabout and the Crandall Public Library and the block of Maple Street between Ridge Street and Bay Street will be closed to traffic for the event from noon to 3 p.m.

Sampling tickets are $1 each. Each restaurant sets the number of tickets needed to purchase a sample. About 1,500 people bought tickets last year. This year’s goal is 2,200.

The Sound Factory band will perform at the City Park bandstand. The Lounge Lizards and Phil Camp will perform on Warren Street. A new T-shirt featuring Henrietta, the Wing Fest mascot (see photo), will be on sale for $20, with proceeds going to the Glens Falls Arts Trail. T-shirts can be bought in advance at Samantha’s Café and Catering on Glen Street. Those who buy T-shirts before Saturday will receive 10 free Wing Fest tickets.

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