Los Angeles Is Getting Its First-Ever Chicken Wing Festival This July

Malia Wooten Malia Wooten

Los Angeles Is Getting Its First-Ever Chicken Wing Festival This July

Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day by heading over to L.A’s first-ever Chicken Wing Festival!

What better way to spend summer than gnawing on endless amounts of chicken wings? That’s definitely our plan this July during the occurrence of the event… which just so happens to share the same date as our favorite manufactured holiday.

As of right now, ten restaurants are planning to take over the parking lot of Mel’s Drive-In on Sunset Boulevard for the game-changing festival. Local fryers like Chef Kang Food Rehab in Koreatown, Nancy Silverton’s Pizzeria Mozza, and Badmaas will have you in such a deep finger-licking-trance, you won’t have time to complain about how it took so long for a festival like this to grace L.A. in the first place.

Crossroads on Melrose Avenue will be in attendance serving up plant-based wings, while those with an expensive taste can head over to the VIP area to dine on “wangz” à la Mr. Chow.

Be on the lookout for the revolutionary Anchor Bar, the Buffalo N.Y. restaurant which claims to be the birthplace of the buffalo wing.

There are even plans for a dipping station with crudités and condiments as well as a live stream of a chicken-wing-eating contest on Twitch. (Guess we better start conditioning!)

The event organizer, Lawrence Longo, has spent the past couple of years dedicating his trips around the sun to food! Whether it be burgers, pizzas, or tacos – Longo is no newbie to the saying go big or go home. Back in 2017, he spent the entire year eating a burger a day in a mission to find the best burger in Los Angeles.

The Chicken Wing Festival is set to take place on July 29 from 6:30p to 10:30p. For more information, head over to www.offthemenuco.com.

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