West End Tavern's Wing King Challenge on Man V. Food season opener
The last time stunt-eater Adam Richman, star of Man V. Food, was seen chowing down in Denver, he was taking on the seven-pound burrito at Jack-n-Grill. And after many hours of prepping and filming and chatting and chewing, the burrito won.
But that didn't discourage Richman from making a secret, return trip to the area -- specifically, the West End Tavern, at 926 Pearl Street in Boulder, where he took on the Wing King Challenge: 50 wings in 30 minutes. Ninety others have tried, and only fifteen of them succeeded. The first Wing King was Mike Lawinski, crowned on September 22, 2009; like all the other winners, he got his wings free, another twelve at a later date, his picture on the Wing King Wall of Fame, and a members-only T-shirt.
Will Richman join this august group?
The folks at the West End, part of Dave Query's Big Red F restaurant group, aren't talking. They can't: That's part of the Travel Channel's deal.
To find out, you'll have to tune in to the premiere of Man V. Food, Season 3, on Wednesday, June 16 -- or just head to the West End Tavern, which will be hosting "The Watch Party." It kicks off at 6 p.m., to coincide with Man. V. Food's greatest hits show, and then continues through a double-header chow-down in San Diego and Boulder. To help revelers get in the spirit, the West End will also be offering its own mini Wing King challenge -- six wings in one minute.
Find more info here.
Get the Dining Newsletter
The week's top local food news and events, plus interviews with chefs and restaurant owners, dining tips, and a peek at our print review.
More RESTAURANTS News
- Following a Dream Can Start Out as a Nightmare in the Restaurant Business
- Eight Colorado Breweries Fuss Over Budweiser With Pumpkin Peach Collaboration
- Padrós Out at Old Major, Plan to Focus on Highland Tap and Burger
- Reader: India's Restaurant Is the Best in Town (and It's a Best of Denver Finalist)