Westchester Magazine & Empire City Casino served up the 2nd annual Wingfest to a crowd of hungry guests on Thursday, September 27th trackside at Empire City Casino. Over 2,000 attendees enjoyed wings from 20 local restaurants, ice cold beer, cocktails, food trucks, tasty treats and live harness racing. Contestants battled it out in a 2-minute wing-eating contest while others enjoyed a football toss, live music from FDR Drive, giveaways from our sponsors and participants, and a special appearance from 98.7 ESPN Radio's Humpty & Canty Show.


  • Judges

    Our select panel of judges had the difficult task of sampling all of the wings in order to come up with their choices for Best Traditional Buffalo Wing, Best BBQ Wing, Most Flavorful Wing and Most Creative Wing.

  • Winners

    Congratulations to all of this year's Wingfest winners! Coals took 1st Place in the Crowd Favorite "Best Wing" category followed by The Rye Roadhouse in 2nd Place and Dan Rooney's Sports Pub in 3rd. Click here see all of the winning wings.

  • Photos

    Click here to see photos from our 2nd annual Wingfest of the restaurants, wing-eating contest, attendees, and more.

  • Sponsors

    The 2018 Wingfest was sponsored by fantastic local companies whose help made this event possible.