For Immediate Release: August 22, 2013
Buffalo Wing Festival to Heat Up Long Island August 25
Festival to Benefit Long Island Cares, Inc.
(Bay Shore, NY) Even Flow Bar and Grill of Bay Shore announces the first ever Long Island Buffalo Wing Fest Contest featuring some of Long Island’s top Buffalo Wing chefs. Twenty-five percent of the net proceeds from this event will benefit Long Island Cares. Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank.
Presented by Samuel Adams Boston Lager and Jack Daniels, the contest will take place in downtown Bay Shore at The Nutty Irishman located at 60 East Main Street and will be hosted by wrestler, comic book hero and CEO Hounds “Comics” Brimstone. Celebrity Judges include: Roger and J.P. from WBAB; Derrick Prince from the television show Master Chef; John “Heartbreaking Dawns” McLaughlin of Chopped; and Sal Italiano of Anvil.
Danny Weisman, organizaer of the Wing Fest and owner of Even Flow Bar and Grill expressed his excitement about the contest. “If you’re a wing lover and a sauce aficionado this event is for you. August 25 Long Islanders will have the opportunity to sample some of the best offerings from our local bars and restaurants. What makes it even better we will be supporting Long Island Cares who really stepped up to help Long Island after Hurricane Sandy. We are really pleased to support this great organization.” As a wing connoisseur, Weisman has won countless awards for his 42 different flavors of wing sauce. Joining forces with the owner of The Nutty Irishman, Mike McElwee, Weisman is bringing the honor and prestige of Buffalo’s National Festival to Suffolk County where the top players in the area will compete for the ultimate in wing supremacy!
The event starts at !2:00 PM where wings will be served. Tickets are on sale online for $20.00 general admission. Ticket buyers have the opportunity to taste wings from all 16 competitors who will be submitting their wings in two categories: Best Traditional Hot/Mild and Best Unique Flavor. There will also be a prize for the crowd favorite!
Competitors include the Red River Inn (Yaphank); Rudi’s (Patchogue); Knockouts (Bohemia); Fatty McGee’s (East Islip); Port Royal Grill (Islip); The Nutty Irishman (Bay Shore); Even Flow Bar and Grill (Bayshore); Swing Belly’s (Long Beach); The Wing House (Lindenhurst); Wings Plus (Port Washington) and many more.
Live entertainment by Big Band Joe and Czech Funk begins at 1:00 PM and bands will perform throughout the day. For more information and tickets email: LIWINGFEST@yahoo.com.
About Long Island Cares, Inc.
Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank is Long Island’s first food bank: serving the hungry on Long Island since, 1980. Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry on Long Island and provides emergency food where and when it is needed, and sponsors a wide variety of innovate direct service programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency. The organization was founded by the late singer, Grammy Award winning songwriter and social activist Harry Chapin in response to the growing issue of hunger on Long Island. It is continued today by his wife and partner Sandy Chapin, a dedicated Board of Directors and talented staff working out of their 35,000 square foot facility in Hauppauge and their storefront hunger assistance centers in Freeport and Lindenhurst. Long Island Cares is a member agency of the Food Bank Association of New York State and Feeding America. Long Island Cares, Inc. is recognized by the NYS Department of Health and the USDA as the regional food bank for Long Island.