INTRUST Bank Arena Announces Award Winners From Fourth Annual Wingapalooza
(Wichita, Kan.) – SMG and INTRUST Bank Arena are pleased to announce the results of Wingapalooza 2018. The fourth year event, which was held today, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 at INTRUST Bank Arena, hosted a crowd of more than1,500 guests on the arena’s floor and showcased the culinary flare of 17 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 17 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 2018 Lord of the Wings award winner is Stroud’s Restaurant & Bar. Second place for the People’s Choice Award went to Chisholm’s American Beef & Ale House and third place went to SAVOR… Wichita. First place for the 2018 Judge’s Choice Award went to Rib Crib, second place went to Stroud’s Restaurant & Bar and third place went to Slim Chickens.
Returning for the second year to this year’s Wingapalooza was a wing-eating contest between Wichita’s local first responders. Sedgwick County Sherriff’s Department and the Wichita Fire Department competed in the second annual wing-eating contest and the Wichita Fire Department prevailed for the second consecutive year. The Firemen took home a wing-eating champions trophy as well as commemorative event t-shirts.
Participating restaurants included Pizza Hut Wingstreet, River City Brewing Co., Rib Crib, SAVOR… Wichita, Slim Chickens, Wingstop, The Keg Sports Bar and Grill, Twin Peaks, Chisholm’s American Beef & Ale House, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Wings and Things, Chick N Max, Stroud’s Restaurant and Bar, FYRE and Hurricane Sports Grill.
INTRUST Bank Arena would like to thank the 2018 Wingapalooza sponsors: Samuel Adams, Visit Wichita, ABC Discount, Renewal By Anderson, Kansas Air National Guard, Liquor, iHeart Radio, Channel 96.3, Alt 107.3, KAKE-TV, Sprouts Farmers Market, Martin Event Services and Promo Depot..