Guitar strings, chicken wings prepare to do battle at Squaw

Staff report

A musical battle of epic monstrous chicken wing proportions is returning to Squaw Valley Friday night.

Designed to make taste buds scream, the second annual Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings event is from 6-10 p.m. in The Village at Squaw Valley, offering a nonstop barrage of spicy, flavor-packed goodness. And because this war is about more than just mouths, each restaurant is joining forces with a musical heavyweight to crank this contest all the way to the max.

Six restaurants and six bands will fight for the title.

Chicken and music lovers are not going to want to miss a single stop on this around-the-valley face-off, with restaurants and music pairings including Twenty-Two Bistro with Drop Theory; The Auld Dubliner with One Track Mind; Fireside Pizza Company with Thick Newton; Mamasake with Matt Reardon and Montagne; Rocker@Squaw with Bad Move Smooth; and last but certainly not least, Cornice Cantina with a band that is yet to be named, but sure to be a contender.

Entry is a $5 donation to enjoy the wing and drink specials and help pick the winners. Restaurants will battle for the Wing vs. Wing Champion Trophy, as well as Band vs. Band and Best Cumulative Score. Event attendees will get great prices, with four wings for $5 or nine wings for $10, plus beer and drink specials at each restaurant.

Proceeds from the entry donation will benefit Tahoe Institute of Natural Sciences, a local member-supported nonprofit organization seeking to advance the natural history, conservation and ecosystem knowledge of the Tahoe region through science, education and outreach.

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