Chicago Wing Fest
“Chicago’s Best WingFest” began in 2000 at the popular tavern and eatery “Slow Down… Life’s Too Short” once located at Division and Elston, and has since moved to Bailey Auditorium at 1340 W. Washington in Chicago.
People enjoy four categories of chicken wings: Mild, Hot, BBQ, or Exotic which are judged by patrons and Chicago celebrities using the “Truly Blind Taste Test” system. Meanwhile the crowd gets to munch on as many wings as they like while being entertained by WXRT’s Lin Brehmer, and live blues music. Prizes are given out via numerous raffles, and beads and T-shirts are tossed out throughout the event. This seemingly simple concept has grown into an annual sell-out event, with increasing attendance every year nearing 2500 people.