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Wing Zing 2008 is now History!

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.

Again this year, The Wing King was a judge for this event!

Wing Zing 2008

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.

The rest of the entrants for 2008

Buffalo Wild Wings

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.

Pete's Place

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.

Pete's Place

Two locations Pickerington and Hilliard - Their hot garlic was pretty good.

Grandview Cafe

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?

The event's official results

Coming Soon!

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