Foodie event brings wing lovers to downtown Schenectady

Foodie event brings wing lovers to downtown Schenectady

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Foodie event brings wing lovers to downtown Schenectady

 New restaurants to join Wing Walk this year

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—Thursday, October 2 marks the 3rd Annual Wing Walk presented by Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp. and Schenectady County Visitors Agency (SCVA). From 5-8 p.m. wing lovers will try samplings from sixteen downtown Schenectady restaurants and vote for their favorite.

This year expect to taste more than just the classic hot wing. Competing restaurant The Bier Abbey, for example, will offer a peanut butter & jelly wing, and The Van Dyck will make a McToberfest wing with Mad Jack beer, brewed onsite.

New restaurants will be joining the 2014 Wing Walk. Bombers Burrito Bar Vice President for Franchise Operations Jimmy Vann, couldn’t be more excited to be involved this year. “We will be serving up two of our most popular and award-winning flavors, Lemon-Pepper-Garlic and Honey-Maple-BBQ. Oh, and plenty of Yuengling,” Vann says.

Also added to the Wing Walk list this year is Mexican Radio, the newly opened restaurant on State Street in Schenectady, which also has franchises in Hudson and New York City. “Our wings will feature one of our favorite hot sauces—Horseshoe Brand Roasted Garlic—handmade in small batches in Rhinebeck, NY. We will also have some fun giveaways, all outside on our beautiful patio,” says Mexican Radio Restaurant Group CEO Lori Selden.

Additional participating restaurants include: 20 North Broadway, Backstage Pub & Grill, Bel Cibo, Café NOLA, Canvas Corks & Forks, Centre Street Pub, The Grog Shoppe, Isopo’s Downtown Pizza, Katie O’Byrne’s, Nico’s Rooftop Tavern, Taj Mahal Restaurant and Thai Thai Bistro.

2014 Wing Walk tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and are available at the Box Office at Proctors, by phone at 518-346-6204 or at Before sampling wings, ballots must be picked up at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street, Scenectady. The first fifty people to pick up their ballots receive a free Yuengling shirt and glass.


Jim Salengo

Executive Director

Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp.

(518) 377-9430

Talia Cass

Account Executive

Proctors & Tourism Promotion Agency

(518) 382-3884 x138