published Friday, September 14th, 2012

Chattanooga Market hosts hot-wing cook-off

Whether it’s fried, baked or grilled, chicken is a Dixie delicacy. That’s why Chattanooga Market officials predict a huge crowd this Sunday for the ninth annual Kick’n Chick’n Hot Wing cook-off.

Eight restaurants will take part in the tasty competition: Jefferson’s, T-Bones, R&V Wings & Things, The Honest Pint, Market Street Tavern, Keller’s Grilled Wings, Magoo’s and Champy’s. Chefs from each restaurant will be vie to be “king of the wing.”

“This event is one of the most fierce and competitive cook-offs we have all season,” said market general manager Paul Smith. “Chattanoogans and the chefs take their wings seriously.”

Not only do marketgoers get to sample wings from every venue, they get to vote on their favorites. A judges choice champion also will be named.

Smith said 100 percent of the proceeds from the cook-off will benefit Chattanooga Endeavors, which works to restore former offenders to productive roles in society.

about Karen Nazor Hill...

Feature writer Karen Nazor Hill covers fashion, design, home and gardening, pets, entertainment, human interest features and more. She also is an occasional news reporter and the Town Talk columnist. She previously worked for the Catholic newspaper Tennessee Register and was a reporter at the Chattanooga Free Press from 1985 to 1999, when the newspaper merged with the Chattanooga Times. She won a Society of Professional Journalists Golden Press third-place award in feature writing for ...

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