[Olympic Valley, Calif.] August 26, 2014 – A battle of epic proportions is coming to Squaw Valley on Friday, Sept. 5 with the return of Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings. Seven restaurants, including new participant PlumpJack Cafe and Bar, and seven bands will go head to head from 6-10 p.m. in The Village at Squaw Valley to benefit the Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences. Each restaurant will be cooking their own signature recipes for spicy, flavor-packed chicken wings, and joining forces with the region’s best bands to crank the contest to the max.
Chicken and music lovers are not going to want to miss a single stop on this around-the-valley face-off. Restaurant and music pairings are listed below.
[Group A: Bands perform from 6-7 p.m. and 8-9 p.m.]
Bad Move Smooth at Fireside Pizza
Drop Theory at Twenty-Two Bistro
Mike Fricke at PlumpJack Cafe & Bar
Montana at Mamasake
[Group B: Bands perform from 7-8 p.m. and 9-10 p.m.]
Coburn Station at Rocker@Squaw
Quite Frankly at The Auld Dubliner
Seraphin at the Cornice Cantina
Entry is a $5 donation to enjoy the wing and drink specials, as well as the opportunity to pick the the winners. Restaurants will battle for the Wing vs. Wing Champion Trophy as well as Best Wing and Band Pairing. Bands will be battling for their own prize – a paid future gig at The Village at Squaw Valley.
Registration to vote will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Events Plaza. Registered event attendees will get great wing deals, with three wings for $5, plus beer and drink specials available at each restaurant.
Proceeds from the entry donation will benefit Tahoe Institute of Natural Sciences (TINS), 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.
Those who think they can handle the heat, spice and flavor, will not want to miss Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings on Friday, Sept. 5 for the best fight to the finish. Find out more at www.Squaw.com.
About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is internationally renowned for legendary terrain that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 29 chairlifts, and ranges from an expansive mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert steeps, trees and bowls. Off the mountain, families relax in The Village at Squaw Valley around the cozy fire pits or enjoy a host of restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries. Guests can stay in one of The Village at Squaw Valley’s one, two or three bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony, for the ultimate slopeside lodging experience.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows joined forces in November 2011, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can access 6,000 skiable acres, 42 lifts, six terrain park and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on one lift ticket or season pass.