SOUTHINGTON – The competition is heating up as local restaurants and eateries prepare for the 12th annual Southington Chamber of Commerce Wing Fest, returning to Cadillac Ranch Nov. 6.
Wing Fest will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 45 Jude Lane. Contestants will be competing for the titles of best overall wing, hottest wing and most original wing. Last year, Tipping Chair Tavern claimed best overall and most original wing and Groggy Frogg won hottest wing.
Taylor Crofton, interim executive director of the Southington Chamber of Commerce, said that participants in this year’s competition include Chili’s, Blue Plate Tavern (owned by the owner of Cadillac Ranch), Sam the Clam, David Alan Hospitality Group, Groggy Frogg and Tavern 42. Cadillac Ranch will also have wings available that night, but they will not be participating in the competition.
“People around town are excited to have Wing Fest coming back and to see who else might show up this year,” said Crofton. “We had more than 400 people last year and I’m expecting about 450 this year. On the Facebook event page we created we have 700 people saying that they are interested.”
Crofton noted that Cadillac ranch had been “great to work with” and she encouraged people to get in on the fun.
“It is a great outing for friends and family,” she said. “It’s a fun night to try out different restaurants and support local businesses.”
Sponsors for Wing Fest include Webster Bank, Team Demas Orthodontics, Southington Magazine and The Southington Observer.
Southington Community Service will be collecting donated toys for their ‘Adopt a Family’ program at the door.
Advance tickets are $13 for adults or $5 for children 5 years old or younger and are available for purchase at southingtonchamber.com or by visiting the Chamber office at 31 Liberty St., Suite 210.
Tickets will also be available at the door for $15 and $5 for children 5 years old or younger.
For group advance pricing, call the Chamber office at 860-628-8036.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or email@example.com.