Can’t host a food fest this year? Ain’t no thing but a chicken wing.
The annual Wing Fest, hosted by Off The Menu, had to get creative when it came to this year’s food festival. Since 2020 has just been one giant epic fail after another the public cannot convene in one space to enjoy the scrumptious snack that is the chicken wing. Rather than canceling or postponing the event, Off The Menu has partnered with Uber Eats to create the Wing Showdown: a fundraising event where consumers vote for the wings that belong to their favorite celebrities.
Beginning on July 29th and running through August 2nd, celebrities like Tyra Banks, Snoop Dogg, Anthony Anderson and Haylie Duff will partner with restaurants so their wings can be delivered straight to your door. Each celebrity contestant will also post a video sharing their recipe on the Showdown siteso you can make each variation from home if you prefer a truly distant experience. Here’s what each celeb has cooked up:
- Shaquille O’Neal – Shaq’s Big Chicken Hot Wings come coated in Nashville-style hot sauce
- Haylie Duff – Haylie’s Honey Buffalo Wings feature a Texas-style dry rub and a sweet-and-spicy buffalo sauce
- Jessie James Decker – “Just Feed Me” Chicken Wings are Jessie James Decker’s wings, which come grilled and spiced with Cajun seasoning
- Tyler Cameron – Tyler’s Tangy Wings, from Tyler Cameron, get smoked in a brown sugar dry rub, then tossed in BBQ sauce
- Snoop Dogg – “Get Tha Chip” Fried Chicken Wings are Snoop’s signature wings, and they’re coated in potato chips and then deep fried
- Phil Heath – Mr. Olympia’s Cheat Meal Wings are Phil Heath’s wings, fried and tossed in a honey Sriracha glaze
- Anthony Anderson – Anthony’s Sticky, Garlicky Salt & Pepper Wingsare Anthony Anderson’s wings come twice-fried and doused in garlic sauce and three types of pepper
- Zac Posen – The “Wingin’ It With Zac” option is Posen’s signature wings, and they’re topped with a honey and soy sauce blend
- Tyra Banks – Tyra’s “Smize With Your Wings” are fried and tossed in a sweet-and-spicy maple glaze
- Jo Koy – Koydobo Wings are Jo Koy’s wings, and a take on his family’s Filipino adobo chicken recipe
Once you’ve tried all 10 wings…ok I guess you don’t have to try all ten but what else do you have going on in quarantine?!…then simply go to the Off The Menu site to vote. The wings range in price from $12-$16 with proceeds from the contest going to charities like the Center For Policing Equity. And don’t worry if you’re not based in L.A, the Wing Showdown spans over nine cities this year NYC, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago and Toronto.
To check out each celebrity recipe or to find out more information on where to get your wings, click here!
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