Marina Deck presents first ‘King of the Wings’ contest

(June 19, 2015) Marina Deck, on Dorchester Street in downtown Ocean City, will present its first “King of the Wings” contest featuring wings from approximately 14 local restaurants, this Sunday, June 21, from 1-4 p.m.

For $10, attendees can try all the contestants’ wings and vote for their favorite.    

As of earlier this week, Marina Deck, M.R. Ducks, Pour House, Bull on the Beach, Hooters, Burley Oak, Dogfish Head, Captain’s Galley, Harborside, Shark on the Harbor, Greene Turtle, Dunes Manor, Longboard Café and Pickles Pub are slated to participate in the competition.

“Besides having a good time and hanging out tasting the wings, it’s for a good cause,” said Marina Deck owner Dennis Kalchthaler. “We are doing it for the kids and you can’t beat the [bayside] view.”

Two winners will receive a more than 3-foot-tall trophy for making the tastiest wings. A public winner will be determined by event attendees and a people’s choice winner will be chosen by a guest panel of five judges.

Celebrity judges include Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan, Big Al Reno from Ocean 98.1, DJ Wookie from OC 104, Leah from 93.5 the Beach and Albie Dee from OC 104. In addition, DJ Wax will be hosting, emceeing and providing the tunes all day.

Marina Deck’s regular happy hour and Sunday specials will be going on with $4 Fireball shots, $4.99 orange crushes, $2 domestic drafts, $1.75 Natural Lights, $3 Captain Booty shooters, $2.50 domestic bottles, $2.50 Landshark drafts, and $1 off all other drinks.

The event will have door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and auctions including rounds of golf, haircuts, a free manicure from Robin Walter Salon, gift certificates from OC Pet Spa, Brass Balls, Decatur Diner, Smokers Pit, Taylor’s Restaurant and the Berlin Coffee House, among others.

All proceeds will benefit the Cedar Chapel Special School in Snow Hill.

“We all want to have a good time, but the main focus is on the kids and raising money for the charity,” Kalchthaler said.

In addition, Marina Deck is one of the first restaurants in Ocean City to install solar panels on its roof.

The project has been planned since February and last week, 53 solar panels were placed and hooked up during a three-day period, Kalchthaler said.

“Hug a tree, we are saving money and it looks cool,” he added.

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