Willie’s Wins Three Prizes at Wingfest

Recognized for best wings, dessert wings, booth

Whistling Willie’s in Cold Spring won three prizes on Jan. 30 at the ninth annual Hudson Valley Wingfest. More than 2,000 people attended the culinary event, held at the Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh, and consumed 75,000 wings prepared by 30 area restaurants.

The three trophies won by Whistling Willies at Wingfest 9 (photo provided)

The three trophies won by Whistling Willies at Wingfest 9 (photo provided)

Willie’s, located at 184 Main St., won third place for best wings, second place for best dessert wings (Mexican Hot Chocolate) and third place for best decorated booth.

The trophy for best overall wing went to the Crooked Rooster in Poughkeepsie. The judging panel for that category included John Barry of the Poughkeepsie Journal, Jordan Wilkinson of Yelp and David Barry, Scott Swartz and Dave McCue of the Culinary Institute of America.

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