Hot wings definitely deserve their own festival, so we were very happy indeed to receive news that just such a thing is happening in Dalston this August—London Wing Fest.
It's been started by two hardcore wing fans who were inspired by National Buffalo Wing Festival held annually in Buffalo, New York, where apparently, 2.4 million wings are consumed over 2 days.
A buffalo wing is a jointed, deep fried chicken wing which is served coated in Buffalo sauce, traditionally made with Frank's Red Hot sauce and melted butter.
What results is a crisp, fatty, hot and sharp wing with just the right balance of richness and acidity.
At London Wing Fest there will be competitors from all around the country, frying and saucing their hearts out in order to win the titles of Best Buffalo Wing and Best Wild Wing.
That's one prize for classic buffalo and another wild card round, where there are no rules. The winners will be chosen by ticket holders on the day.
Alongside the wings there will be plenty of beer flowing and live music.
If you can't wait until 20 August, head for Sticky Wings on Brick Lane, mentioned in our article about London's best hangover food.
London Wing Fest is happening on 20 August at Gillett Square, Dalston. Tickets, £16, are available via the website.