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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/23/24

Atlanta Wing Fest Soars into Uptown Atlanta April 18
Four Hours of All You Can Eat Wings!


Get ready to enjoy America’s beloved hands-on meal—chicken wings—at the highly anticipated Atlanta Wing Fest, presented by Taste of Atlanta. This ultimate wing showdown is set to take flight at Uptown Atlanta, Atrium Towers, located at 570 Main Street, Atlanta, GA 30324, on Thursday, April 18, 2024 from 6-10pm.

Atlanta Wing Fest promises an evening of craveable wings & things, desserts, bottomless beverages, music by DJ Tron, cooking and mixology demonstrations, and more. Chefs will provide grilled, fried and smoked wings with many unique flavors — tangy barbecue to spicy Sriracha, zesty lemon pepper to sweet and savory teriyaki. Attendees will embark on a flavor journey, sampling a variety of wings from 25 local restaurants from all around Atlanta.

Ticket buyers will have the opportunity to cast their votes for the coveted titles of “Best Wing,” “Best Bev,” and “Best Dessert” of the night, adding an element of friendly competition to the festivities.

The event kicks off at 7:00 p.m. and will run until 10:00 p.m., with VIP ticket holders granted early entry at 6:00 p.m. VIP tickets are available for $95, while General Admission tickets are priced at $85. Both ticket tiers offer all-inclusive access to unlimited wing samples, bottomless tastings of local beer, wines from around the world and craft cocktails, live music, DJ and interactive entertainment options. VIP tasters get early entry to the event from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a “Gotta’ Have It” VIP goody bag (one per household).

Atlanta Wing Fest Highlights:
● One Night Only, 7-10 p.m.; VIP Early Access 6-7 p.m.
● Sample wings from 25+ Atlanta restaurants
● Bottomless sips of a variety beer, wine, and craft cocktail tastings
● Eat and greet with local chefs from top restaurants known for wings
● DJ, cooking demonstrations, plus other exciting entertainment
● Vote for the “Best Wing,” “Best Beverage” and “Best Dessert” of the evening

Presented by Taste of Atlanta

“We’re excited to bring Atlantans dozens of delicious wings, refreshing drinks, and an unforgettable tasting experience,” said Dale DeSena, Founder and CEO of Taste of Atlanta. ” This event is a celebration of Metro Atlanta’s diverse culinary scene, with a special nod to the beloved chicken wing! Our aim for the Atlanta Wing Fest, along with all Taste of Atlanta events, is to provide attendees with the chance to connect with local chefs and esteemed restaurants, explore new flavors, and indulge in a wide-variety of mouth-watering wings.

Taste of Atlanta proudly partners with Angel Flight Soars and Second Helpings Atlanta, making Atlanta Wing Fest a true “party with a purpose.” Angel Flight Soars is a non-profit organization out of the Peachtree Dekalb Airport (PDK) that provides free air transportation for people that have a medical need that can’t be filled in their local area. Their services are available throughout Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Second Helpings Atlanta’s vision is to eliminate hunger in the Metropolitan Atlanta area by rescuing surplus food and delivering it to those in need. With a team of over 400 volunteer drivers, SHA serves as the link between a network of over 50 donors and the front-line agencies who feed the hungry on a daily basis.

Tickets for Atlanta Wing Fest are now available for purchase online at AtlantaWingFest.com. For more information about Atlanta Wing Fest and to stay updated on event details, visit www.tasteofatlanta.com or follow Taste of Atlanta on social media.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/1/20

City Springs


Slingin’ Wings Festival is BACK for the 4th year for a seriously saucy wing and beer festival! Join us on TBD, for Slingin’ Wings Festival where restaurants from all over Atlanta will be slingin’ chicken wings for your tasting pleasure. Come join us for ATL’s premiere outdoor chicken wing festival!

In addition to a full day of good eats, we’ve got an awesome lineup of frosty brews, live local music, plus wing eating contests and all your favorite tailgate games. Tickets here.

General Admission Tickets are $12 and include:
• Entry to all festival areas
• Access to food vendors, live music, and bars.
• (4) Wings Vouchers to get you started (additional wings available for sale ~$1/wing)
• People’s Choice voter’s ballot

Wing Lover’s Tickets are $31 and include:
• (15) Wing Vouchers
• Slingin’ Wings Souvenir 16oz tumbler

Looking for more than a taste? Not to worry! Each restaurant will be selling additional wings (~$1/wing), plus we’ll have a variety of local Atlanta restaurants serving up their full menus (and full-sized portions) available to purchase.

2020 Participating Restaurants:
Hudson Grille Brookhaven | Taco Mac | Wild Wing Cafe | WNB Factory – Chamblee | Three Dollar Cafe Chamblee  | HOBNOB | Alcohol Infused Wings | Soul Truckin Good | Around the Way Gourmet | Rickettes world Famous chicken fish & Barbecue | Amanda’s BarbeeQue and Catering Services L.L.C | …. More To Be Announced!

Wing Contests:
Slingin’ Wing Eating Contest
Slingin’ Wing Contest (wing toss)

A portion of event proceeds will benefit Releash Atlanta, a 501c3 not for profit charitable organization that works tirelessly to save dogs from high kill shelters throughout the state of Georgia.

Southern Wing Showdown 2019

Date: Sunday, August 25th

Time: 2 pm (1 pm VIP)

About: Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown, the favorite all-inclusive summer festival celebrating unique takes on a Southern staple, will return for its fourth year on Sunday, August 25 at The Fairmont (1429 Fairmont Ave NW) in Atlanta’s West Midtown neighborhood from 1pm to 5pm. Sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms and Big Green Egg and produced by Taste of Atlanta, the event will feature creative talent from over 30 prominent Southeastern chefs hailing from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, including Atlanta’s Matt Basford of Canoe (2018 ‘Best Wing’ Winner) and Drew Van Leuvan of Seven Lamps, Charlotte’s Greg Collier of Loft & Cellar and more. While enjoying wings and sides from acclaimed chefs, attendees can also sip beer, wine and specially crafted cocktails that complement chef creations. Local purveyor Springer Mountain Farms will provide chefs with chicken that’s raised without antibiotics, steroids, growth stimulants or hormones, and each chef will serve their unique recipe as they battle it out to win ‘Best Wing’ in a competition judged by festival goers and a panel of wing aficionados. The winner of Southern Wing Showdown will win a Big Green Egg to take home. Angel Flight Soars, 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. The festival will also support Second Helpings Atlanta – a nonprofit food rescue organization that fights hunger and reduces food waste in the city – who will be doing food recovery onsite. 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, plus live music from Luke Latimer. There will be both General Admission and VIP tickets, with the first hour of the events reserved for VIP First Taster attendees. The event sells out every year, and last year, approximately 28,000 wings were eaten by attendees.

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