Photo courtesy of NOLA Wing Wars

More than a dozen restaurants will battle at Wing Wars this weekend

Eat, drink, and judge. No, not in bed scrolling on whatever app you’re most recently addicted to. Get up. Join other humans, the outdoors, air, sky, and indulge in one of our favorite pastimes, eating copious amounts of wings. Saturday, November 16 is the second annual NOLA Wing Wars at Central City BBQ Smokeyard from 12-8 p.m. Year two comes back with a bang, with 20 competing restaurants, over 40,000 wings set to drop, and a musical line up that holds up to our New Orleans festival standards.

Owner of Central City BBQ and festival founder Marc Bonifacic is stoked for the return.“The response from last year was tremendous, and this year we have new and more diverse vendors and bands.” The anticipation is real, seeing as no vendors reveal what they’re serving until the day of the festival. “We don’t tell them anything and they don’t tell us, they can do something classic and a specialty wing. It allows each vendor to get creative,” says Marc.

Wing Wars lets you eat good and do good, as a portion of the proceeds benefit Central City BBQ Foundation, which assists in the restoration of Central City and other local charities.

If you’re not hungry yet, you’re about to be. Restaurants set to compete for the King or Queen of the Wing include but not limited to, Boswell’s Jamaican Grill, Southern Wangz, Ms. Linda The Ya-Ka-Mein Lady (we should really change Lady to Legend), Malou’s Southern Eatery, Ah-Dair-Ya Louisiana Kitchen, and many more. Music from Zac Maras and Cactus Thief, DJ Junilee, Nayo Jones, Caesar Brothers Funk Box, and DJ T-Roy will keep you dancing in between your wangz and thangz. For the college football fanatics worried about missing a game, big screen TVs will also be set up for your viewing pleasure.

You’ll get a deal on tickets if you purchase ahead of time. Ten bucks for general admission and $75 for that VIP lifestyle (day-of bumps up to $15 and $100.) For full details and to purchase tickets go to