Groggy Frogg takes home title of best wings at fest

By Ed Harris

Groggy Frogg won the title of best wings for the second straight year during the annual Southington Chamber of Commerce Wingfest last week.
Hawk’s Landing and Wicked Stick Tavern took second and third place respectively.
The annual Wing Fest competition was held on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Cadillac Ranch. The event featured ten local restaurants serving their best chicken wings to patrons who are being asked to donate unwrapped toys to benefit local needy children during the holidays.  The event is hosted by the Chamber Women’s group.
“Part of the proceeds will go towards the annul Chamber Women’s Scholarship and all toys will be given to Southington Community Services for distribution to selected families,” said Chamber President Art Secondo.
Secondo said the donations were excellent and noted that Target had donated numerous items.
Secondo said 265 people enjoyed the wings this year.
Each participating restaurant provided two sample wings to each patron and jusdging for the best in several categories will be determined by public ballot and a panel of six independent judges.
Participating restaurants included Randy’s Wooster St. Pizza, Groggy Frog, Chilis, Machiavelli’s, Wicked Stick Tavern, Zingarellas, Giovanni’s Pizza, TD Homer’s, Napoli Deli, Spice Bar & Grill, Bacci’s Restaurant and Hawk’s Landing.
Judges included Mike Schroeder, publisher of The Herald newspapers, Jeff Krug, Manager of Target in Meriden, Rob Miejewski of Ragozzino Deli, Charlotte Godblatt of Rideview Estates, Steve Menard of Steve’s Restaurant and Sheldon Dill, Cheshire Chamber.
Spice Bar & Grill won most original and JD’s Pizzeria & Bar took second with TD Homer’s coming in third.
Giovanni’s was named the hottest wings, with Friends Café taking second and Groggy Frogg third.
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