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Long Island Buffalo Wing Festival

Danielle Kucmierowski, who worked at a booth at

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) Photo Credit: Eric Holden

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
Photo Credit: Eric Holden

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
Photo 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)

A chef from The Beach House, in Long
Photo Credit: Eric Holden

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)

A chef from Patchogue's Village Idiot Sports Pub
Photo Credit: Eric Holden

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,
Photo Credit: Eric Holden

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
Photo Credit: Eric Holden

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
Photo Credit: Eric Holden

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
Photo Credit: Eric Holden

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)

Czech Funk rocks the house at the inaugural
Photo Credit: Eric Holden

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
Photo Credit: Eric Holden

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
Photo Credit: Eric Holden

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
Photo Credit: Eric Holden

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
Photo Credit: Eric Holden

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)

Victor Girgenti, of Port Washington's Wings Plus, served
Photo Credit: Eric Holden

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
Photo Credit: Eric Holden

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
Photo Credit: Eric Holden

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
Photo Credit: Eric Holden

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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