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Roasting Chestnut: Illness prevents wing champion’s return

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Defending champion and chicken wing-eating record holder Joey Chestnut opted not to compete in yesterday’s National Buffalo Wing Eating Contest, bowing…

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2013 National Buffalo Wing Festival at Coca-Cola Field - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}They came from all across the country to participate in the National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival.

It was a hot, humid first day of September in downtown Buffalo as connoisseurs of chicken wings from every state and all the continents (other than Antartica) gathered on the covered surface of Coca-Cola Field to taste, devour and gorge on chicken wings from friers…

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National Buffalo Wing Festival roars this weekend

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The National Buffalo Wing Festival has become far more than an event that celebrates Buffalo’s prized chicken wings.

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Icy twist to National Buffalo Wing Festival

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In its 12 year history, nearly everything involved with the National Buffalo Wing Festival has been scorching hot: the occasionally suicidal chicken wings, the late August temperatures, the rhymes of Eric “Badlands”…

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Winterfest on hold for 2013

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Buffalo’s Winterfest—also known as the Powder Keg Festival—won’t be happening this winter, but it will return in 2014, according to organizers.

“Wing…

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If McDonald’s had wings

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As Buffalonians, we hold our beloved chicken wings close to our hearts. The saucy poultry parts are central to our city’s identity, a symbol of spicy toughness and tailgating gluttony. We take them seriously—we have a late-summer…

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National Buffalo Wing Festival - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}The 2012 National Buffalo Wing Festival

The 11th annual National Chicken Wing Festival was held downtown at Coca-Cola Field. A Labor Day tradition, people came from almost every state and over 33 different countries to sample wings from local and national restaurants. One of the highlight events was the U.S.…

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2012 Hall of Flame inductees announced

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The annual National Buffalo Wing Festival, scheduled to run Sept. 1 and 2, has added three more inductees to the “Hall of Flame,” the festival’s own fiery version of a hall of fame.

2012 honorees include three Major…

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Snowless conditions put WinterFest to the test

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Whether or not the winter weather shows up this weekend, the third annual Buffalo WinterFest and Powder Keg Festival will go on—with some minor modifications to suit the unseasonable conditions.

Festivities commence Friday evening and run through Sunday…

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New location for Winterfest, pond hockey tournament in danger

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Buffalo’s Wing King, Drew Cerza, knew that his first year as organizer of the Buffalo Winterfest and Powderkeg Festival would be a learning experience. Now, in year two, he’s making adjustments.

Instead of the wind tunnel that is Seneca Street,…

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National Buffalo Wing Festival with Buffalo Eats

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Follow BuffaloEats.org founder Donnie Burtless on a spicy adventure to Coca-Cola Field, home of the annual National Buffalo Wing Festival.

Donnie, on the hunt for the best local wing offerings, ends up finding some new favorite sauces created by out-of-town…

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Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival at Coca-Cola Field

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{video_photo_caption}Photo from Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival by Sean Rudyk

Sean Rudyk caught up with saucy folks at the Buffalo Chicken Wing Fest and also captured the rematch between Chestnut & Thomas.

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Through the Eyes of the Wing Vendors

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Wing King Drew Cerza’s Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival is a perfect opportunity for restaurants to market themselves and promote new sauces.  70,000+ wing-lovers will converge on Coca-Cola Field this…

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Chicken Wing Mecca: Take Ten

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{video_photo_caption}Photo of Chicken Wings by flickr.com creative commons user bitslammer

The Wing King has molded an unbeatable international event over the last decade.  Drew Cerza, Buffalo’s chicken wing ambassador, hosts the Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival this weekend at Coca-Cola Field,…

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Ace of Cakes meets King of Wings

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Update from National Buffalo Wing Festival: Cake finalists will be presenting their cakes at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, instead of the previously reported Sunday.

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