As food fests go, the Toronto Wing Festival falls on the low-frills, no-nonsense end of the spectrum: the beer is Steam Whistle, the crowd is jock-heavy and the menu is 100 per cent bird wings—albeit, cloaked in a diverse range of batters and sauces. This year’s edition takes place on May 4th at the Daniels Spectrum Centre in Regent Park. Toronto wing specialists like Real Sports and Lou Dawg’s will be competing in various judging categories, including “Exotic,” “Suicide” and “People’s Choice.” Last year’s event was so popular that the organizers are selling twice the number of tickets this time around. For $30, attendees get as many wings as they care to devour—and, hopefully, unlimited wet naps.
Toronto Wing Festival, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E., ticketfly.com