Thursday, September 29, 2016

Springer Mountain Farms Atlanta Wing Fest Produced by Taste of Atlanta Crowns Chicken Champs

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Poultry Party Big Success for Angel Flight Soars and Second Helpings Atlanta

ATLANTA (Sept. 29, 2016) – The inaugural Springer Mountain Farms Atlanta Wing Fest, which took place on Sept. 25 at The Foundry at Puritan Mill, delivered on its party promise and crowned winners in a wing-to-wing battle of some of the Southeast’s best chefs.

Over 900 people enjoyed a day full of wings, Southern spirits, beer and local music produced by Taste of Atlanta to benefit Angel Flight Soars and Second Helpings Atlanta. The wings were the thing and did not disappoint. First place went to Savannah’s Cotton & Rye chef Brandon Whitestone for his Southern fried wings dusted with sumac and spicy orange blossom honey. Coming in a close second were the Buffalo “hot” wings with smoky bleu cheese dressing from chef Charlie Loomis of The FEED Co. Table & Tavern in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

“We are so grateful to all of the participating restaurants and incredible sponsors including Springer Mountain Farms, Big Green Egg, Four Roses Bourbon, Midnight Moon Moonshine, Dixie Southern Vodka and Goose Island along with our media partners Atlanta Eats, Atlanta INtown, Creative Loafing and Reporter Newspapers for making this inaugural event such a success for our charity beneficiaries and the community,” says Taste of Atlanta co-founder Dale DeSena. “This was the perfect warm-up to our Taste of Atlanta event coming up in October.”

The 15th annual Taste of Atlanta returns Oct. 21-23 to Midtown at Tech Square to feature more than 200 nibbles, noms, sips and samples from the city’s hottest, trendsetting restaurants and cutting-edge chefs. General admission and VIP tickets are available online at

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About Angel Flight Soars
Illness isn't stopped by boundaries and cures shouldn't be, either. Whether boundaries are geographic or financial, Angel Flight Soars helps by arranging free non-emergency flights to medical treatment. This non-profit helps families get to the hope of lifesaving medical treatments, surgeries and clinical programs as often and as long as necessary to ensure that no one has to go without the care they need simply because they can't get there. Angel Flight Soars is located at the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta and arranges free air transportation with volunteer pilots on private aircraft for medically stable and ambulatory patients.

About Second Helpings Atlanta, Inc.
Second Helpings Atlanta is a non-profit food rescue organization whose mission is to fight hunger and reduce food waste in the Metro Atlanta area by rescuing surplus food and delivering it to those in need. With a team of nearly 500 volunteer drivers, SHA serves as the link between our network of 59 food donors and the 31 front-line agencies who feed the hungry on a daily basis. 365 days a year, our volunteers rescue food from our food donors, transport it to one of our agencies and return home in 90 minutes or less. Since our first food pick-up in 2004, SHA has collected and distributed over 5 million pounds of food, enough food for over 4.16 million meals.

About Springer Mountain Farms
Built on strong values and family farms, Springer Mountain Farms is a Mt. Airy, Georgia-based poultry producer promising the healthiest, most flavorful and top quality chickens on the market. It is the first poultry company in America to be certified by the American Humane Association for the humane treatment of chickens. Springer Mountain Farms chickens are raised on pesticide-free vegetarian diets without the use of antibiotics, steroids, growth stimulants or hormones. To learn more about Springer Mountain Farms, visit and connect on Facebook, Twitter at @SMFchicken and Instagram at @SMFchicken


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