Lord of the Wings fundraiser in Pacific Beach set for Aug. 19
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The second annual Lord of the Wings contest, a fundraiser for the Discover Pacific Beach Clean and Safe Program, will take place Sunday, Aug. 19 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Karl Strauss tasting room, 5985 Santa Fe St.

A $35 event ticket, $40 the day of the event, includes chicken wing samples from all participating restaurants and two Karl Strauss craft beers. Additional beers will also be available for purchase.

Participating restaurants include: 710 Beach Club, Bub’s at the Beach, Dirty Birds, The Duck Dive, Mavericks Beach Club, Pacific Beach Shore Club, SD TapRoom and Tavern at the Beach.

“Help us crown the lord of the wings and continue to fund the PB Clean and Safe program,” said Sara Berns, executive director of Discover PB. “What better way to support your community than with wings and beer. With a cleaner environment and a security presence, we start to change the behavior of everyone — residents, visitors and businesses.” 

All proceeds benefit the Discover PB Clean and Safe program, which hires homeless individuals to clean and maintain the streets and sidewalks in PB’s business district. The program additionally hires safety ambassadors to patrol the business district to address aggressive and criminal behavior.

Clean and Safe utilizes a three-pronged approach including cleaning, security and homeless outreach. It not only addresses traditional cleaning and security, but provides the added tools needed to make an effective change to Pacific Beach’s homeless/transient population, while enhancing the safety and cleanliness of the entire community.

Donations to the DPB Clean and Safe Program can be made with checks payable to: Discover Pacific Beach, 1503 Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA, 92109. You may also donate to this program by using Pacific Beach Business Improvement Association as your charitable organization through Amazon Smile. 

The inaugural Lord of the Wings contest winner was Tavern at the Beach. Who will win the official Lord of the Wings title in 2018? 

Come on out and see.

The origin of deep-fried chicken wings goes back to 1964 at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, N.Y. Anchor Bar co-owner Teressa Bellissimo cooked leftover wings in hot sauce as a late-night snack for her son and his friends. They liked them so much, that the Bellissimos put them on the menu the next day. Served with celery slices and bleu cheese sauce, “Buffalo Wings” were an instant hit.

Dick Winger, who sold hot sauce to Anchor Bar, went on the road with Dominic Bellissimo, the owners’ son, to promote the item and sell hot sauce. The item gradually caught on with restaurant operators around the country.

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