SAVE-THE-DATE 3RD ANNUAL SOUTHERN WING SHOWDOWN SET FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 5TH

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/2/18

SPRINGER MOUNTAIN FARMS TO HOST 3RD ANNUAL SOUTHERN WING SHOWDOWN AT THE FAIRMONT IN ATLANTA’S WEST MIDTOWN ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 5TH

30 Top Chefs from Around the Southeast Will Compete for Best Wing

Event Has Sold Out Every Year

Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown, the favorite summer festival celebrating unique takes on a Southern staple, will return for its third year on Sunday, August 5th. Produced by Taste of Atlanta, the event will feature creative talent from around 30 prominent Southeastern chefs, including chefs from Atlanta, Birmingham, Charleston, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Nashville, and Savannah. Each will serve their unique recipe in a competition for best wing. Local purveyor Springer Mountain Farms will provide all chicken, 100% natural and raised without antibiotics, steroids, growth stimulants or hormones. Angel Flight, a volunteer pilot organization located at Dekalb Peachtree airport and providing flight services to patients in need of medical-related care, will be a nonprofit beneficiary for this event and will host a silent auction on-site.

 

For the first time, the festival is moving from The Foundry at Puritan Mill to a larger space at The Fairmont (1429 Fairmont Ave NW), a newly opened modern and industrial event venue in Atlanta’s West Midtown neighborhood. The 19,000-square-foot space will house multiple activations, from cooking demonstrations to tastings and games. Guests will be able to enjoy wings and sides (plus beverages) from acclaimed chefs such as Matt Basford of Canoe and Jared Hall from One Flew South in Atlanta, Georgia, and Duane Nutter of The Southern National in Mobile, Alabama.

 

Starting in May, tickets will be available for purchase online and will grant access to all-you-can-eat tastes and drinks, including signature cocktails, beer and wine. There will be both General Admission and VIP tickets, with the first hour reserved for VIP First Taster attendees. VIP guests will also have access to the Southern Spirit Lounge throughout the event, offering refreshments and seating.

 

For more information, please visit: SouthernWingShowdown.com

 

Updated with participating chefs below:

Georgia

Savannah Sasser

The Expat (Athens)

 

Deandrae Kitchens

Chicken + Beer (Atlanta)

 

Archna Becker

Bhojanic (Atlanta)

 

Deborah VanTrece

Twisted Soul (Atlanta)

 

Jared Hall

One Flew South (Atlanta)

 

Jason Jimenez

Kitchen​ ​Six (Atlanta)

 

Christian Rodriguez

High Road Craft Ice Cream (Atlanta)

 

Aaron Avers

Four Forks (Atlanta)

 

Marc Taft

Chicken and​ ​the Egg (Atlanta)

 

Matthew Basford

Canoe (Atlanta)

 

Meg Brent

White Oak​ ​Kitchen and Cocktails (Atlanta)

 

Nick Leahy

Aix and Tin Tin (Atlanta)

 

Pat Pascarella

The​ ​White Bull (Atlanta)

 

Scott Smith

Local​ ​Republic (Atlanta)

 

Jeremy Fisher

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall (Atlanta)

 

Julio Delgado

New​ ​Realm Brewing (Atlanta)

 

Drew Van Leuvan

Seven Lamps (Atlanta)

 

Danilo Q. Myers

The Southern Gentleman (Atlanta)

 

Christian Perez

City Pharmacy (Conyers)

 

Eric Fulkerson

Currahee Country Club (Toccoa)

 

South Carolina

Daniel Doyle

Poogan’s Smokehouse (Charleston)

 

North Carolina

Blake Hartwick

Bonterra (Charlotte)

 

Chris Coleman

Stoke (Charlotte)

 

David Quintana

Dot Dot Dot (Charlotte)

 

Drew Dodd

Stagioni (Charlotte)

 

Shai Fargian

YAFO (Charlotte)

 

Thomas Marlow

Mimosa Grill (Charlotte)

 

Alabama

Duane Nutter

Southern National (Mobile)

 

Tennessee

Larry Carlile

Hemingway’s Bar and Hideaway (Nashville)

 

B.J. Lofback

Funk Seoul​ ​Brother (Nashville)

 

Margot McCormack

​Margot Cafe &​ ​Bar (Nashville)

 

Charlie Loomis

The​ ​FEED Co. Table & Tavern (Chattanooga)

 

Andrew Platt

Ceniza (Chattanooga)

 

Mississippi

Stewart Robinson

Delta Supper Club (Cleveland)