Here's how to eat them all and vote for your favorites. It's the Spring of Wings!
It's time to Wing into Spring as top spots for drinks and chicken wings in Bay Shore throw down in LI's Official Best Wings foodie tour and competition happening now. You taste, you vote, you decide Best Wings on LI!
The LI Wing Hunt is a Chicken Wing Tour of Long Island. Yes, it's true! With over 30 restaurants participating across the island from Suffolk to Nassau and growing. Whoa!
The Tap Room in Bay Shore
Attendees hop from restaurant to restaurant along the "LI Wing Trail" at their leisure, taste four wings at each stop, redeeming their Wing Pass. At the end of the tour (June 8) you vote for your favorite wings. You get to be like an Anthony Bourdain of Wings with your friends!
Wings and Beers with your crew!
Bay Shore is now representing strong with five restaurants in the area to claim the title of Best Wings! Other towns like Patchogue currently have four restaurants representing (Bobbique, Tap Room, Rudis Bar & Grille & Aroogas) and Port Jeff have two so far (Port Bistro & The Whiskey Barrel).
The Whiskey Barrel - Port Jeff - Photo: @portjeffbid
The winners are then published in LI's Official Best Wings Listings to be shared online for thousands of wing fans to know where to get the best wings!
Port Jeff Bistro Wins 1st Place Best Classic Buffalo Wings 2021
It's such a fun way to experience the island, especially if you love dining out and hopping around to different restaurants with friends and family.
The Wing Hunt literally curates plans, adventures and dates for you like you're an expert foodie like Guy Fieri (Diners Drive-Ins & Dives). You can go to a couple of spots, have wings, some drinks, then check out a local attraction, get some sun, then hit up another spot in town or close by!
Take a Sunset Cruise with Shoreline Trading Company during your Wing Hunting Adventure!
Also, you save about $250 in wings in a time we can definitely use the savings!... and restaurants get to meet a lot of new foodies and diners. It's a giant support local campaign across LI through a wing and beer tour. Very cool!
Restaurants can sign on to honor the Wing Pass at their locations at any time throughout the tour to claim the title of Best Wings for the island!
Foodie Influencer Judges will be incognito on "the hunt" and be popping in to taste and score official winners of different wing flavor categories like BBQ, Hot Wings, unique flavor wings like Sweet Thai Chili and more.
Foodie Influencer @shessofargone and crew!
Check out the list of Bay Shore Restaurants competing below and vote for your favorite on the order form where you purchase your tickets!
LI Wing Hunt Girls Night Out Style? Yes, we're in!
We said we'd help you get tickets to taste and vote and you can. The sooner you get your Wing Pass the longer the wing hunt! It's the final month of "The Hunt!" so hurry, it ends June 8th and there are still VIP tickets left!
Wing Tip: If you're a total wing nut like me, go for the Wing Adventure Pass and use the LIRR, UBER or LYFT to experience the entire island like a foodie pro. It's both Nassau and Suffolk and a ton of wings!!!
Restaurants can register to participate in the NY Best Wings Fest here to meet 900 Wing Foodies!
Matt Kourie is NY's Wing Hunter since 2011 and a three time Judge at The National Buffalo Wing Festival / US Wing Championships. Finding the Best Wings on LI, greater New York and abroad. Follow @liwinghunt for more!