Ticonderoga Ticonderoga eateries will vie for supremacy this Sunday during the inaugural “Wing War.”
The Knights of Columbus will host the competition at 2 p.m. to determine which Ti establishment makes the best chicken wings.
“A lot of people eat wings; a lot of places in town make wings,” explained Rollin Slattery of the Knights. “Wings and pizza are a tradition on Sundays while people watch football. We thought we would combine all those things and see who makes the best wings in town.”
People will be asked to make a $5 donation at the door, which will be given to the Ticonderoga Food Pantry. Once inside people can sample wings from Ti restaurants and vote on their choice for best wings.
The wings will be labeled by number so people won’t know whose wings are being sampled. After tasting the competitors, people will have an opportunity to cast ballots for the best.
“Restaurants are free, encouraged, to bring as many of their supporters as they can to support them,” Slattery said. “The more people the better.”
While the contest is in progress, the Knights will have National Football League games on their two big screen televisions. The Knights will also have their bar open and will be selling their own wings.
“I think it’ll be a lot of fun and be interesting to see who wins,” Slattery said. “Who has the best wings in Ti? We’ll see.”
The Knights have invited Adam’s Rib, the Burleigh House, Emerald’s, House of Pizza, Ti Pi, the Carillon, the Wagon Wheel, Eddie’s, the Windchill, the Burgoyne Grill, the Fort View Inn and The Pub to compete.
The “Wing War” has the added benefit of assisting the Ticonderoga Food pantry, Slattery noted.
“Anytime we can help the food pantry it’s a good thing,” he said. “The food pantry provides a must-needed service to the community and I’m glad we can help out.”