The annual Budweiser Wing Zing Is in the history books. The event was held in the Promowest Pavillion on August 16th. The Wing Zing was held outdoors with live music and area restaurants serving chicken wings.
This annual event was once again sponsored by WLVQ-QFM96 and Budweiser. Here you could sample wings from all many players in Columbus at once. There was a stage with a lot of great music during the day.
As readers of this web site should know, the Buffalo Wing originated at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo. While I love the three Columbus giants, I go to these events to find the small neighborhood bars that serves an authentic style Buffalo wing.
For that reason, the Queen and I , have made a special award for the Best neighborhood bar wing at Wing Zing. The first winner of our award was
Nick and Sidney's Roadhouse Grill
In 2008 the award went to Rusty Bucket of Upper Arlington
We had several requests to give Rusty Bucket a try, and now we had a good reason to do so. This week had a nice heat level, crisp and good taste. Hopefully our visit to the restaurant will go as well.
We have eaten every wing they have had to offer. Most fans of Buffalo Wings and this site know BW very well. With all due respect, we passed on this day. I'm sure a few new people learned about them at Wing Zing
Same as BWW, love them, passed for Wing Zing.
In Summit Station east of 270 on Broad St, formerly Nick and Sidney's. Somewhat ordinary Franks tasting hot sauce, not crisp, too much sauce.
Two locations Pickerington and Hilliard - Their hot garlic was pretty good.
We tried their Hot BBQ, the flavor was that of a baked bean BBQ sauce with a decent heat.
Shade on the canal
In Canal Winchester. We tried their hot wing, it was lightly coated but crisp, pretty buttery for a hot level. Will try it next time I play Westchester golf course.
Tall Timber Lodge
From the Mansfield area. They bill it as a mess free hot wing. Its a crunchy friend wing with a seasoned salt type of coating that contains cayenne pepper. VERY SALTY. Good for picnics perhaps?