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Grand Rapids Enjoyed Some Amazing Wings at King of the Wing 2016 [Video]

The 2016 edition of King of the Wing moved to Divani on Ionia, to serve up some amazing wings from around the West Michigan area. There were a lot of great wings for everyone to sample, and the competition was pretty fierce, with amazing flavors.

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Checking Out Smokey Bones Wings for King of the Wing 2016 [Video]

Today was a good day. We got to sample a lot of great wings, in preparation for Monday's King of the Wing at Divani. We were lucky enough that Smokey Bones on 28th brought us some amazing wings and ribs this morning for us to kick off our day! Jojo Girard, Andy Rent, and I got to eat this amazing food for breakfast!

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Tasting Buffalo Wild Wings for King of the Wing 2016 [Video]

Today, Jojo Girard from WFGR and I got to venture out to Buffalo Wild Wings to sample some of the wing flavors they're bringing out to the GRD King of the Wing competition on Monday. Dave and BWW have some great flavors ready for us for Monday, including a dry rub and a Sauce Lab sauce!

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Tasting Pipeline Smokehouse and Bar’s Delicious Dry Rub Wings for King of the Wing [Video]

We got a real treat at the office today! Rocco and Kristen from Pipeline Smokehouse and Bar treated us to some of the awesome wings they'll be bringing to King of the Wing.

King of the Wing is coming up this Monday! You'll get to try delicious wings from restaurants, caterers, and bars and decide who's got the best in West Michigan!

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Tasting Crooked Goose’s Amazing Wings for King of the Wings 2016 [Video]

Thanks to Jeremy and Jessica at Crooked Goose, I got to sample some of their amazing chicken wings! We're getting ready for King of the Wing Monday, where you can come taste all these great wings, and then tell us who's got the best wings in the West Michigan area!

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Get Wings for only 50 Cents While Helping a Great Cause at King of the Wing 2016

King of the Wing 2016 is right around the corner, Monday, March 21 at Divani. What's so great about this event? Well, you get 50 cent wings from a ton of restaurants across West Michigan, plus you'll be helping out the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan.

And, March 21 just happens to be World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

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King of the Wing 2015 Rocked Grand Rapids with Amazing Chicken Wings [Photo/Video]

The third annual King of the Wing hit The Grand Woods Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids on Wednesday night.

Everyone got to enjoy some amazing chicken wings courtesy of the competitors, who really took their wings to the next level!

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Johnnie and Ned Escape Work Again to Eat Amazing Chicken Wings at Wing Doozy [Video]

King of the Wing is Wednesday, March 25, at the Grand Woods Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids, kicking off at 5 p.m.!

We're so excited to be eating wings with you, we got a head start!

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Janna and Metalhead Ned Ditch Work to Sample Buffalo Wild Wing’s Chicken Wing Entries [Video]

It kind of felt like we were cutting class when Metalhead Ned and I took off from work in the middle of the afternoon to go eat wings at Buffalo Wild Wings on Alpine.

I half expected a to see my high school principal, Ryle Keiser (Yes, that's his real name. Sounds like villain in movie, right?) in the rear view, his bald head glowing red with anger, shaking his finger at us school skippers.

Sometimes it's weird being adult: We ditched work early to go sample awesome wings at Buffalo Wild Wings for King of the Wing, and it was totally OK!

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Metalhead Ned is Feeling Chicken Wing Overload [Video]

If you have been watching the sample videos for the upcoming King of the Wing competition, you'll see me in every single episode.

Out of the 4 places that we went, Janna was a one, Johnnie was at three, and I was at all four of them.

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Crooked Goose in Standale Has Amazing Wings Ready to Serve for King of the Wing 2015 [Video]

King of the Wing 2015 is less than a week away, on March 25th at The Woods in downtown Grand Rapids, and WGRD is gearing up to eat a bunch of wings with you! How do we gear up?

We eat a bunch of the wings people are bringing to serve up! How else?

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GRD’s Dumb Internet Challenge 5 — Dragon Habanero Chicken Wings [Video]

For the fifth GRD Dumb Internet Challenge, Metalhead Ned and I went to Riverhouse Ada in Ada to see who could eat more of its delicious-but-dangerous Dragon Habañero chicken wings.

These things pack a lot of heat after a great taste up front! A lot of heat.

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