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2014 Festival Favorite Announced!  


The Festival Favorite of the 2014 National Buffalo Wing Festival is:

(716) Food and Sport from Buffalo, NY.

The award goes to the restaurant that sells the most wings at the festival. Finishing a close second was Even Flow Bar & Grill from Bay Shore, NY followed by Legend Larry’s of Sheboygan, WI.

Festival Spirit Award: Boneheads WIng Bar, West Warwick, RI

Best New Product: Chicken Wing Pierogi by Ru’s Pierogi, Buffalo, NY

 Restaurant Sauce Awards:

Traditional Medium:

1st Duffs & Bocce

2nd Buffalo Wild Wings & Sliders

3rd Booty’s & Hard Rock



1st Duffs

2nd Legend Larrys

3rd Dannys



1st Duffs

2nd Quaker Steak

3rd Anchor Bar


Traditional BBQ

1st Bocce

2nd Wing Street

3rd Anchor Bar


Creative BBQ

1st Scallywags

2nd Bocce

3rd LaNova


Creative Spicy

1st Quaker Steak

2nd Boneheads

3rd Even Flow Bar


Creative Sweet

1st LaNova

2nd Brickhouse

3rd RuChDa


Amateur Creative Sauce-Off
1st – Willie Matos – Buffalo, NY -Blueberry Explosion Sauce
2nd – Sam Paniccia – Rochester, NY – Dragon Wing Sauce
3rd – Tim Victor – Buffalo, NY – Spicy Cajun Honey Mustard

Amateur Traditional Sauce-Off
1st – Edward Felt – Pullman, WA
2nd – Dan Kollander – Cheektowaga, NY
3rd – Adam Fries – Williamsville, NY

Bobbing for Wings – Saturday
1st – Sean Sheler
2nd – Richard Nicholson
3rd – Bill Herman

Healthy Changes Every Wing Contest
1st – Christina Scardino – Rochester, NY – Garlic Parmesan Baked Wings
2nd – Eric Hamric – Hamburg, NY – Chicken Wing Enchiladas

Amateur Wing Eating Contest
1st – Max Wojciechowski -Buffalo, NY – total 2.04 lbs eaten
2nd – John Flading – Buffalo, NY – total 1.4 lbs eaten
3rd – Jeremy Wowkowych – Buffalo, NY – total 1.2 lbs eaten

Buffet Bowl
1st – Joey “Jaws” Chestnut” – time 3:57
2nd – Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan – time 4:47
3rd – Jeff “The Beastman” Butler – time 5:30
4th – Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco – time 6:02
5th – Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas – time 6:30
6th – Marcos “The Monster” Owens – time 7:27

Baby Wing Competition
0-24 months
1st – Siciliana Warren – 15 months – Middleboro, MA

25 months – 4 years
1st – Aubrey Eckhert – 2 years old – Buffalo, NY

Miss Buffalo Wing
Jenna Szymendera – 24 – Cheektowaga, NY

Bobbing for Wings – Sunday
1st – Eddie
2nd – James Urban
3rd – Veronica Siringano

Hot Wing Eating
1st – Jorge Jaramillo
2nd – Ming-Yu Chen
3rd – Craig Heely

College Wing Eating
1st – Brian Joy – Medaille College
2nd – Dallas Burts – Canisius College
3rd – Tyler Skoczylas – Buffalo State College