Thousands of people showed up at Fraze Pavilion on Saturday queuing up in long lines wrapping around the grounds all in the name of chicken.
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A dozen local restaurants and food trucks were on hand to feed steaming hot chicken wings to hungry attendees of this year's Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest.
Judges sampled every wing and awarded their favorites:
Best wing: Giovanni's
Best boneless: Giovanni's
Best dessert: Giovanni's
215 W. Main St., Fairborn
937-878-1611 or www.giovannisfairborn.com
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Best side: Romer's Bar
Hottest wing: Romer's Bar
1151 Brown St., Dayton
937-938-5806 or www.romersbar.com
Best sauce: Archer's Tavern
2030 East Dorothy Lane, Kettering and 9496 Dayton-Lebanon Pike, Centerville
937-291-1015 (Kettering) | 937-401-1015 (Centerville) or www.archerstavern.com
Best decorated booth: Pies and Pints
52 Plum St., Beavercreek
937-429-7437 or https://piesandpints.net/location/dayton-oh/
The People's Choice Award for "Best Damn Wing" was given once again to Nick's Restaurant in Xenia which has taken home this top prize since the event’s inception.
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People's Choice Award: Nick's
1443 N Detroit St, Xenia
937-372-3202 or http://gotonicks.com
Giovanni's took home three major awards thanks to their its tasty creamy lemon-pepper wings and chocolate-chip waffle cone cannoli with fresh strawberry. Romer's won for its delicious turkey balls and their Aftershock sauce that made lips burn for hours afterwards.
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