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INTRUST Bank Arena Announces Award Winners from Wingapalooza 2016

(Wichita, Kan.) – SMG and INTRUST Bank Arena are pleased to announce the results of Wingapalooza 2016. The second year event, which was held today, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at INTRUST Bank Arena, hosted more than 1,300 guests on the arena’s floor and showcased the culinary flare of 23 local restaurants and chefs.

Wingapalooza took take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the main arena floor and included all-you-can-eat wings, a Samuel Adams Beer Garden featuring select craft beer options, and entertainment and music from a live DJ. Fans had the opportunity to sample unique chicken wing recipes from the more than 20 restaurants and local chefs who showcased their culinary flare and craft and competed for the best chicken wings in Wichita. The participating restaurants and chefs vied for two awards at the event which were presented by Visit Wichita: a People’s Choice Award or “Lord of the Wings” and a Judge’s Choice Award. INTRUST Bank Arena and Visit Wichita are proud to announce that the 2016 Lord of the Wings award winner is Valerie’s Wings and Things. Second place for the People’s Choice Award went to The Hungry Heart and Third Place went to Blarney Stone Pub. First place for the 2016 Judge’s Choice Award went to JayRod’s, second place went to Gianni Bacci’s and third place went to SAVOR… Wichita.

Participating restaurants included TGI Friday’s, Emerson Biggins, Delano BBQ, Twin Peaks, Logan’s Roadhouse, Valerie’s Wings and Things, The Hill, Gianni Bacci’s, Taste and See, Pizza Hut Wingstreet, Green Mill, Blarney Stone Pub, JayRod’s, Wings & Things, Fox & Hound, BJ’s Restaurant, Joe’s Old Town Bar & Grill, The Regent, Oasis Lounge, River City Brewery, Hungry Heart and SAVOR… Wichita.

INTRUST Bank Arena would like to thank the 2016 Wingapalooza sponsors: Priority MotorSports,The Boston Beer Company and Samuel Adams, Visit Wichita, ABC Liquor, Brothers Railroad Inn, iHeart Radio, Channel 96.3 and Alt 107.3


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