By Taylor Sloan
(Sept. 26, 2014) Ocean City Happy Hours will be spicing up Sunday with its third annual Kickin’ Wing Fling at the Marina Deck, on Dorchester Street, from 12-2 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the Sept. 28 event will be donated to the Worcester County Humane Society, a no-kill shelter in West Ocean City.
Restaurants will be competing for the Most Creative Wings and Best Overall Wings titles.
Participating restaurants include Pickles Pub, Blue Ox, JC’s Northside Pub, Grotto Pizza, Marina Deck, Cork Bar, Mother’s Cantina, OC Brewing Company, Station 7, Smitty McGee’s and Claddagh Fenwick.
“The public votes on the best overall wings,” said Jeremy Brink, owner of OceanCityHappyHours.com. “Most creative wings in the past have included peanut butter and jelly wings, waffle battered with powdered sugar and syrup, and crab cake stuffed inside-out wings, just to name a few.”
Last year’s winner of Best Overall Wings and Most Creative Wings was the Cork Bar with its apple smoked bacon Jager BBQ wings. Station 7 came in second with its waffle batter dipped hot wing, and Marina Deck’s coconut pineapple wing with sweet Thai chili sauce came in third.
This year’s local celebrity judges for Most Creative Wing will be DJ Billy T and radio personality Bill Baker “The Rumpshaker.”
“Every year the event gets a little bigger, with at least a couple hundred people showing up,” Brink said. “Hopefully this event will continue to grow.”
Admission into the Wing Fling costs $10. The Marina Deck will have drink specials such as $4 Jager, $3 Fireball and $2 Natty Boh.
Brink’s band, Side Project, which consists of him, Mike Trader and Brian McKenna, will be providing the entertainment for the event.
For more information, call Brink at 410-251-4852 or visit www.facebook.com/ teamhappy.