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Kevin R. ·
· Redeemed April 19, 2017
Good times!!!


Blake M. · 1 reviews HELPFUL REVIEWER
Redeemed April 11, 2016
Overall my experience with groupon has been absolutely fantastic. The process is very simple and making going out to do something out of the ordinary easy. However, I have recently been to an event that was not what I was led to believe. Be careful because some of these events sold on groupon use the word "fest" a little loosely. I recently went to a BBQ fest assuming that it would be like any beer fest on groupon; I.e. 25+ beer booths giving out free samples. The event I went to was nothing like that. A friend and I paid 30 dollars to get in only to discover that there were 5 BBQ stands selling their product for full price. The only redeeming factor was that after contacting groupon I was quickly given a refund for this so call "bbq fest"

What You'll Get

Choose Between Two Options

  • $25 for one VIP ticket to Wing Wars ($45 value)
  • $45 for two VIP tickets for Wing Wars ($90 value)

The Wing Wars bar crawl begins at McFadden’s at 1 p.m. (check-in at noon) and takes participants on a chicken-wing tour of 18 venues in downtown San Diego. The tour ends back at McFadden’s for an after party from 5 p.m.–6 p.m. where the winner of Best Wings will be announced and local DJs will provide music. VIP tickets allow guests to enter early, grab drinks, and taste the wings before other participants.

Capsaicin: How Peppers Pack Their Punch

The thing that gives hot sauce its heat is a chemical known as capsaicin. Learn more about this gastronomic knockout with Groupon’s introduction.

Capsaicin is an oily compound that gives hot peppers their delectable kick, but it may have evolved so that we wouldn’t eat them at all. Though it’s easy to think of spiciness as just another flavor, like sweetness or bitterness, it actually registers on our brains via an entirely different mechanism: our pain receptors, specifically the ones on our tongues that normally signal that you forgot to blow out a birthday candle before eating your cake. (To the brain, the resemblance to actual heat is so strong that it actually prompts the skin to start sweating.) Humans seem to be alone in enjoying this fake-out of the senses, and other animals’ aversion may account for capsaicin’s prevalence in peppers. Chili and habanero plants need their seeds to be spread, but not every animal that bites into their fruits will do so effectively, and some, such as insects, will be actively destructive. Birds, on the other hand, don’t have the kind of pain receptors that make other creatures find capsaicin distinctly irritating—they can eat peppers and spread the seeds without experiencing any burn, which is why salsa for birds never really caught on.

On the other side of capsaicin-related pain is numbness: given enough intensity, the affected pain receptors simply shut down and become unresponsive. That property has caught the eye of medical researchers, who have begun manufacturing capsaicin-laden topical creams and even experimented with intense doses of purified capsaicin as a way to deliver pain relief directly to tissues affected by surgery.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 31, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Valid for 18+ only. Valid ID needed. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Elite Events

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