There’s no need for a food fight in Denver, but when it comes to fried chicken, most of us are ready to put our dukes up to say who’s best. Rather than settling the score over your favorite, let this year’s Chicken Fight dole it out.

Last year’s Chicken Fight at the River North Festival Grounds wasn’t so much of a fight as it was a celebration of Denver’s best fried chicken and wings married with cocktails from our favorite bars. More than 40 Mile High City restaurants and bars are putting their best foot (wing, thigh or breast) forward to claim the crown for the king or queen of the best chicken in the city. Expect favorites from last year including RiNo Yacht Club, The Regional and Birdcall, as well as newcomers such as Au Feu, Tupelo Honey and others.

The Regional’s chicken sandwich

Find your favorite among categories including Best Fried, Best BBQ, Best Wings, Best Overall Chicken Dish and Best Cocktail whole tasting around the guiltiest of pleasures presented by Denver’s best restaurants and bars. Tickets are still available for the competition on Thursday, May 24 here.

River North Festival Grounds is located at 3715 Chestnut Place, Denver.