Chefs – you all brought your A- GAME!
But we found our winners in the Inaugural Coastal Locals "Wing Fling" Food Competition! All South West Florida restaurants, pubs, bars and food trucks who participated did a spectacular job. We asked for submisisons in two categories: traditional "Buffalo wings" – AND unique "out-of-the-box" wings.
Spread your WINGS – Soar for the WIN.
The Coastal Locals Inaugural Wing Fling Food Competition seeks wing enthusiasts from restaurants, bars, pubs and food trucks!
The new concept of judging a particular food dish at individual restaurants, one visit at a time, was born in 2013 when Page One Graphics had organized their Annual Boca Locals March Meatball Madness Competition, in Boca Raton, Florida. The chef’s really showcase their best meatball each year – whether it’s in the category of traditional or “out-of-the-box” with unique makings of a meatball - to four vetted food judges.
Fish Taco Frenzy made its debut in June 2017 in South West Florida and, now, it's the WING FLING Food Competition!
Page One Graphics and Coastal Locals recently has partnered with Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) and with that, all members of FRLA are invited to register in the competition for FREE. All non-members are charged a fee of $36 to register.
The Coastal Locals vetted food judges are chosen from their background. Many are food bloggers. Others are food critics, who really envelop all aspects of food and like to use social media to highlight their dining experiences. This is a key aspect to the food competitions because it adds more excitement for the public as they follow our every post through out that particular month.
At the end of the competition, articles and blogs are written on the food that was judged along with personal commentary and results of the winners in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Since there are two categories; Buffalo Wing and "out-of-the-box" wing there will be double the winners! Well, essentially, all restaurants are winners, resulting in exposure of their establishment with pictures, listings, posts and remarks from vetted food judges on several channels all month long!
Follow along on Coastal Locals web site or on the Facebook page and see all the participating restaurants playing for the win!
Updates, pictures, commentary and new developments will be showcased often.
Where To Go For Good GRUB
Alas, September brings the cooler weather, the football games and the delicious culinary delights that go along with it!
Where's your favorite hang out to watch the game – and throw back a cold one? Is it your living room with some pals, biergarten, ffavorite restaurant or local bar? We'd like to hear from you. Send in some pics and locations with address. We'll list them here to share with others.
Fall Football Food Rallies
You are the FIRST PLACE WINNER in the Buffalo Wing category!
Congratulations Village Fish Market and Restaurant
Address: 1200 W Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 in Fishermen's Village.
Phone: (941) 639-7959
Web site: www.village-fish-market.com
Chef Brandon pours on his heart and soul into creating ultra-moist Buffalo Wings – not to mention his innovative style of blending spices into his homemade hot sauce!
Congratulations Moody River Grille
SECOND PLACE WINNER in the Buffalo Wing category!
THIRD PLACE WINNER in the Buffalo Wing category!
A close second! You need to try these addictive and delicious Garlic-Lemon Wings topped with feta cheese and black olives.
2620 Tiburon Dr
Naples, Florida 34109
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Big 10 Tavern, Cape Coral
Foster's Grille, Fort Myers
SECOND PLACE WINNER in the Out-Of-The-Box Wing category!
THIRD PLACE WINNER in the Out-Of-The-Box Wing category!
Moody River Grille, North Fort Myers
These folks win again in 3rd place!... The wings are packing just the right amount of heat with their Duck Wings in Carolina Reaper Pepper sauce. Oh, yea!
4085 Hancock Bridge Pkwy, 107-108, North Fort Myers, Florida 3390
If you like extra BIG and extra succulent Buffalo Wings...this is the place! Not to mention, their special blue cheese sauce that is over the top with yumminess.
4703 SW 16th Pl
Cape Coral, Florida 33914
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Sauce is BOSS here at Foster's Grille in Fort Myers. Fresh and wholesome wings with nicely balanced hot sauce - we thought it was like eating candy!
9908 Gulf Coast Main St, Ste 165
Fort Myers, Florida 33913
(Gulf Coast Town Center)
Chef Drew created this delicious piece of art work with owner Jeff Smith, a long time aficionado of WINGS! Together, they bring their masterpiece to South West Florida – and lucky as we are, we get to eat them again and again and again.
You are the FIRST PLACE WINNER in the Out-Of-The-Box Wing category!