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Danielle Kucmierowski, who worked at a booth at (Credit: Eric Holden)

Danielle Kucmierowski, who worked at a booth at the Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival with Hound Comics, tries out one of the wing varieties. (Aug. 25, 2013)

Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival

The inaugural Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival featured a variety of wings prepared by local restaurants, contests for best wing varieties and family-friendly activities. About 600 people attended the festival and a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales went to charity.

Keri Mahoney, an employee at WingDipper.com, a website
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Keri Mahoney, an employee at WingDipper.com, a website that sells specialty dipping cups, sports a shirt that showcases her love for all things wings at the inaugural Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival at the Nutty Irishman in Bay Shore. (Aug. 25, 2013)

Danielle Kucmierowski, who worked at a booth at
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Danielle Kucmierowski, who worked at a booth at the Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival with Hound Comics, tries out one of the wing varieties. (Aug. 25, 2013)

A chef from The Beach House, in Long
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A chef from The Beach House, in Long Beach, stirs up "Beach Peach Sriracha Sauce" wings at the inaugural Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival at the Nutty Irishman in Bay Shore. (Aug. 25, 2013)

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A chef from Patchogue's Village Idiot Sports Pub
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A chef from Patchogue's Village Idiot Sports Pub doused wings in a unique "Firecracker" sauce at the inaugural Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival. (Aug. 25, 2013)

Staffers from Hurricane Grill & Wings, in Levittown,
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Staffers from Hurricane Grill & Wings, in Levittown, serve wings at the inaugural Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival at the Nutty Irishman in Bay Shore. (Aug. 25, 2013)

Samantha Kucmierowski, who worked at a booth at
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Samantha Kucmierowski, who worked at a booth at the Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival with Hound Comics, tries out one of the wing varieties. (Aug. 25, 2013)

Local wing fans were all smiles as they
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Local wing fans were all smiles as they received treats from Farrell's Bar & Grill staffers at the inaugural Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival. (Aug. 25, 2013)

Rudi's of Patchogue was competing for most unique
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Rudi's of Patchogue was competing for most unique wings by serving up "Strawberry Shortcake" wings sprinkled with sugar at the inaugural Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival. (Aug. 25, 2013)

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Czech Funk rocks the house at the inaugural
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Czech Funk rocks the house at the inaugural Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival at the Nutty Irishman in Bay Shore. (Aug. 25, 2013)

More than 650 patrons came out to Bay
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More than 650 patrons came out to Bay Shore's Nutty Irishman for the inaugural Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival. Proceeds from the event went to the nonprofit Long Island Cares. (Aug. 25, 2013)

Farrell's Bar & Grill staffers serve wings to
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Farrell's Bar & Grill staffers serve wings to guests at the Nutty Irishman during the inaugural Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival. (Aug. 25, 2013)

Local restaurants competed at the inaugural Long Island
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Local restaurants competed at the inaugural Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival in three categories: best unique wings, best traditional wings and fan favorite. (Aug. 25, 2013)

The inaugural Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival featured
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The inaugural Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival featured a wide range of family-friendly activities, including a dunking tank and a mechanical bull. (Aug. 25, 2013)

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Victor Girgenti, of Port Washington's Wings Plus, served
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Victor Girgenti, of Port Washington's Wings Plus, served up traditional hot wings at the inaugural Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival. (Aug. 25, 2013)

Holbrook resident Cassie Brone enjoys a wing at
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Holbrook resident Cassie Brone enjoys a wing at the Nutty Irishman during the inaugural Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival. (Aug. 25, 2013)

The Nutty Irishman hosted the inaugural Long Island
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The Nutty Irishman hosted the inaugural Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival and also participated by providing jumbo wings coated in homemade Irish whiskey barbecue sauce. (Aug. 25, 2013)

Wing fans arrived early at Bay Shore's Nutty
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Wing fans arrived early at Bay Shore's Nutty Irishman for the inaugural Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival. (Aug. 25, 2013)

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