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Drew Cerza

Toronto to start its own wing festival

“Personally, I think it’s kind of flattering,” said Drew Cerza, founder of the National Buffalo Wing Festival, which has been highlighting the city’s most famous culinary creation. Cerza’s festival, held every Labor Day weekend at Coca-Cola Field, attracts more than 80,000 people ...

PETA Has Bone to Pick with Buffalo Wing Festival But Animal-Rights Group Not Merely Worried about

But wouldn’t you know that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals had a bone to pick, of sorts, with Drew Cerza, who runs the whole belly-filling shindig. And this time (yes, PETA has come after Cerza and fest before), the animal-rights group wasn’t merely concerned about ...

Bigger wings mean bigger challenges at Wing Fest

Bigger wings mean bigger challenges for festival founder Drew Cerza and his team of cooks. "It is a challenge because there is only so much space for the fryers. Small wings cook faster. Larger wings take longer," Cerza explained. "So we had to refine our cooking process. " ...

PETA: Eating Chicken Wings During Pregnancy Could Affect Baby’s Penis Size

According to a letter from PETA to Drew Cerza, the founder of the festival, “The latest scientific evidence shows that the sons of pregnant women who consume chicken are more likely to have smaller penises because of a chemical found in the birds’ flesh.” “Findings published by the Study ...

Buffalo Wing Festival Starts Second Decade in a Big Way

Click on the video player above to watch 2 On Your Side's interview with "Wing King" Drew Cerza Friday morning. The jumbo wings will be prepared by 30 or so local and national restaurants and food vendors while competitors square off in a number of wing-themed competitions, including: ...

Bourbon Street Buffalo Wings

Drew Cerza, the Wing King, is the founder of the National Buffalo Wing Festival (Website). Drew has 3 rules for the perfect Buffalo Wing: 1. No breading. Breading is a big no-no. 2. Deep fry. You can cook chicken an hundred different ways, but deep frying is the only way for true Buffalo. 3...

National Hamburger Festival Draws Top-Ranked Major League Eaters to Akron

For more information, visit http://www.hamburgerfestival.com The National Hamburger Festival is the brainchild of Drew Cerza President/CEO of the Just Wing It Productions located in New York. As founder of the National Chicken Wing Festival, and the Road to Buffalo Tour, Cerza has ...

Got wings? Annual Buffalo chicken wing festival

Festival founder Drew Cerza announced last month that the event will serve 40 tons of jumbo wings, which are about 60 percent larger than typical wings. He says nearly three dozen restaurants will be serving up 100 different styles of wings. There's also wing-eating contests, live music ...

Visit Buffalo Niagara ready for CEO search

When Richard Geiger, the agency’s former president and CEO, resigned his post in 2009, the board tapped Drew Cerza, National Buffalo Wing Festival founder and, at the time a board member, as interim president...

World in Pictures, September 3, 2012: Piccadilly Circus Circus, German rabbits and Pearl Jam in Phil...

Authorities say the pilot was killed Competitive eater Joey Chestnut, right, stands with the Wing King Drew Cerza after eating a record 191 chicken wings in 12 minutes, at the National Buffalo Wing Festival, in Buffalo, New York French rescuers stand next to the wreck of a bus, which was ...

WING FEST Begins Second Decade “Jumbo-Style”!

Founder Drew Cerza, better known as the “Wing King”, is promising to serve “jumbo”, roaster-sized chicken wings at this years festival…scheduled for Labor Day weekend, September 1st and 2nd at Buffalo, NY’s Coca-Cola Field. They will be prepared by more than 30 local and national ...

Major League Eating, its Founder and Two Competitive Eaters Headed to the Buffalo Wing 'Hall of Flam...

Last year’s inductees included Drew Cerza, the founder of the National Buffalo Wing Festival, and actor/comedian Bill Murray, whose 2001 movie "Osmosis Jones" provided the inspiration for the event. This year’s induction ceremony will be held on Friday, August 31, 2012 and is a prelude ...

Cerza Goes National as Face of Pizza Hut Wings

National Buffalo Wing Festival Founder Drew Cerza, also known as the "Wing King," is lending his talents to national restaurant chain Pizza Hut, in a series of TV commercials. Following successful test marketing in several U.S. cities, the Wing King is now front and center in WingStreet ...

National Hamburger Festival

Please click here The National Hamburger Festival is the brainchild of Drew Cerza President/CEO of the Just Wing It Productions located in New York. As founder of the National Chicken Wing Festival, and the Road to Buffalo Tour, Cerza has a history of successful event management ...

Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival

That is when native Buffalonian Drew Cerza, now affectionately known as the Wing King decided to make it happen back in 2002. This is a case of Real Life knocking off Hollywood! Thanks for the idea Bill! The festival has also drawn national media attention from CNN, The Today Show, the ...

The wings have arrived for Wing Festival

The jumbo-sized wings for this year's festival arrived Thursday afternoon, but Wing King and festival founder Drew Cerza says crews got to work as early as Wednesday, transforming Coca-Cola Field for the event. Cerza says it takes a lot of behind-the-scene preparation to get the ...

National Buffalo Wing Festival kickoff at city hall

Festival founder Drew Cerza says this year will feature 80,000 pounds of jumbo sized wings which are 60% bigger than regular wings. Cerza says in the past ten years the festival has gone through 185 tons of wings, that's 3,500,000 individual wings. The Festival has donated than ...

» The Wing King, Drew Cerza, is Coming to Pittsburgh

For nearly a decade, Drew Cerza, nationally known as “The Wing King” has produced the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, NY. You may have seen Drew beat the Food Network’s Bobby Flay in his Buffalo Wing Throwdown as well as several appearances on the Today Show, Regis & ...

Drew Cerza Wingstreet Pizza Hut Commercial

First off, a lot of people have no idea who Drew Cerza is or why he has my title. So that doesn't really help the commercial. For those that don't know, Cerza is the man who started the Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival every Labour Day weekend in, you guessed it, Buffalo. That's ...

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