Wing Wings, the Lower Haight poultry-torium known for jumbo packs of 25 wings available with 10 different sauces, holds its annual Chicken Wing-Eating Contest and Fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Spark Social Food Park in Mission Bay. Because immigrants are so crucial to the restaurant industry’s success, this year’s participants will duke it out on behalf of Undocufund, a charity set up to raise money for undocumented Californians affected by last month’s Wine Country fires and who may very likely be unable to get assistance from FEMA.
There are two events. The first is a competition to see who can eat the most Angry Korean wings in a 10-minute period — with water available — and the other is the Hella Hot competition, for who can ingest 10 “Hella Hella Hot” wings the quickest and remain seated for five full minutes without additional food or drink.
Eating contests can be a little hard to watch, or they can be comical, or both — as anyone who’s seen the pie-eating scene in Stand by Me can tell you. But this one puts the gross factor and the bragging rights on the back burner in order to raise funds for the cause. Contestants are asked to cough up at least $150 in donations, and Wing Wings will set up a fundraising page to procure more.
For people who just want to watch, Spark Social will have plenty of vendors, raffle prizes, and DJs. And it’s gonna be fun to watch the second-place finisher in the Hella Hot segment turn beet red as victory slips away while steam is already pouring out of their ears.
Wing Wings’ 6th Annual Chicken Wing Eating Contest, Saturday, Dec. 2, 1-4 p.m., at Spark Social Food Park, 601 Mission Bay Blvd. North. Free; wingwingssf.com