If Brisbane's latest food event needs a theme song, it has plenty of options to choose from. Sure, most tracks that reference wings in their name come soaked in emotion (we're thinking about Jeffrey Osbourne's 'On the Wings of Love' and Bette Midler's 'Wind Beneath My Wings', for starters, because 80s tunes are just that impossible to forget). But hey, who isn't in love with crispy, deep-fried chicken wings?
We're going on about potential anthems because the Australian Buffalo Wing Festival will make you want to sing an ode to its titular dish, we're betting. That's what showcasing all the great places in Brissie that sell these delectable sites of poultry does. Well, that and fill your stomach.
Featuring everywhere from Green Beacon and KaiKai Chicken to Fritzenberger and Greaser Bar among its 18 locations — and King of the Wings, Seoul Bistro and Newstead Brewing's two locations, too — the fest is a choose-your-own-adventure kind of affair. Basically, pick an eatery from one of the four regions highlighted on the four days from August 29 to September 1, and start munching. Or, go on a buffalo-crawl in search of the many deals on offer. Each joint will be serving up their own flavours, so you really will want to taste them all.
There's also a VIP tour on Friday, August 31, which will take you to three spots, pair beer with your wings, and load you up with some merchandise — for $70 per person, with attendance limited to 30 chook-loving punters.