OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — A battle of epic proportions is coming to Squaw Valley this September, adding a new event to the fall lineup.
Six restaurants and six bands will fight for the title in The Village at Squaw Valley Friday, Sept.14. Designed to make taste buds scream, Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings will run from 6-10 p.m. with 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.
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 Kendal Naughton and Lucas Arizu; The Auld Dubliner with the musical explosion of Metal Echo; Fireside Pizza Company with Blue Cheese; Mamasake with Forget the Roses; Rocker@Squaw with Josh Clarke and Sean Leahy from Tea Leaf Green; 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 and party-goers will get to pick the winners. Restaurants will battle for the Wing vs. Wing Champion Trophy as well as Wing and Band Best Pairing. Bands will be battling for their own prize — a paid future gig at The Village at Squaw Valley. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Events Plaza. Event attendees will get great prices on delicious wings, with four wings for $5 or nine wings for $10, plus beer and drink specials available at each restaurant. One lucky participant will go home with a guitar, donated by Guitar Center, that will be raffled off at the end of the night.
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. TINS partnered with Squaw Valley to bring complimentary guided-hikes to the resort this summer and the organization has a long-term goal of bringing a world-class interpretive nature center and educational facility to the Tahoe area.