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Honey Lime Sriracha was the winning flavor in Wild Wing’s “Battle of the Bones” contest. Charlotte native Michael Collins took top honors.

Bobby Deen to visit Charlotte

Promoting his new cookbook, “Everyday Eats,” Bobby Deen will appear at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Carolina Place Barnes & Noble, 11025 Carolina Place, Pineville. “Everyday Eats” – which went on sale Feb. 11 – features 120 recipes, all under 350 calories, which can be ready in less than 30 minutes. Deen will speak about the book, followed by a book signing.

Free Chick-fil-A breakfast Thursdays

Every Thursday through February, the 41 metro Charlotte area Chick-fil-A stores will give one free chicken or sausage biscuit per customer from 6 to 10:30 a.m. (while supplies last). To find a location: www.chick-fil-a.com/locations.

Charlotte Wine and Food Weekend

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Charlotte Wine and Food Weekend will be April 22-26. More than 30 events will be held, and tickets, which are on sale now, range from $35 to $375. Tickets sell out fast and no tickets will be sold at the door of any events. For a full listing of events and ticket availability: www.charlottewineandfood.org, 704-338-9463.

Battle of the Bones winner

Charlotte native Michael Collins, 30, won a permanent spot on Wild Wing Cafe’s menu with his “Honey Lime Sriracha” wing sauce. The winning flavor beat out seven other finalists during a 7-week bracket-style elimination. Collins – who recently began working as an assistant chef at the Hominy Grill in Charleston – won $5,000. The new flavor will be added to the menu at every Wild Wing location across the country.

Harris Teeter TIE donations

As part of Harris Teeter’s 10-week “Together in Education” $100,000 giveaway, the Parada family of Charlotte was the Week 2 winner. The Paradas won $5,000 for the number of Harris Teeter brand products in their home, as well as $5,000 for South Mecklenburg High School Lacrosse. Contest details: www.harristeeter.com.

Hilary Trenda

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