Restaurant receives the most votes during 4th annual event in Downtown Schenectady
(SCHENECTADY, NY – OCT. 3, 2015) – A total of 18 restaurants served up a mouthwatering selection of chicken wing recipes during the 4th Annual Wing Walk today from 12:00-5:00 p.m. in Downtown Schenectady. Guests flocked to downtown for the sold-out event, with a record 1,000 tickets sold through the Proctors Box Office, an increase of 400 tickets over last year. Guests were encouraged to cast votes for their favorite wing flavor. After all ballots were counted following the event, 20 North Broadway Tavern defended its winning title from last year and was named the 2015 Wing Walk Winner for their Sweet & Spicy Buffalo Style Wing.
New this year, a panel of special guest judges also rated wings in several categories. Judges were Steve Barnes, Times Union; Ryan McCalla, 102.7 WEQX-FM; NYS Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara; and Haley Viccaro, The Daily Gazette. Judges’ picks were:
• Most Creative Wing: Aperitivo Bistro, 7 Hour Cherry Pepper Wing
• Spiciest Wing: Taj Mahal Restaurant, Spicy Masala Wing
• Best Sauce: Mexican Radio, Vidalia Onion Georgia Peach Wing
• Best Traditional Wing: 20 North Broadway Tavern, Sweet & Spicy Buffalo Style Wing
• Judges’ Top Wing: Bombers Burrito Bar, Lemon Pepper Garlic Wing
Said Jim Salengo, executive director of the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation, “It was fantastic so see so many visitors out and about today enjoying our amazing restaurants and beautiful downtown. Special thanks to all of our 18 participating restaurants, and congratulations to 20 North Broadway Tavern on a well-deserved win. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back for our 5th Wing Walk in October 2016.”
Said Talia Cass, account executive for the Schenectady County Visitors Agency, “I was excited to try so many different flavors of wings this year. Our participating restaurants really stepped up their game. We all can’t wait to see what kinds of creative recipes our restaurants come up with for guests in 2016.”
The 4th Annual Wing Walk was presented by the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation and the Schenectady County Visitors Agency. Promotional support was provided by 102.7 WEQX-FM and Yuengling, the official beer of Wing Walk.
Jim Salengo, Executive Director, Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation
Talia Cass, Account Executive, Proctors & Tourism Promotion Agency
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