Winging it

It may seem an unexpected place to dig into some chicken wings (breaded and non-breaded), but many doctors and hospital employees look forward to “wing day” at Leesburg Regional Medical Center’s cafeteria, where wings are the weekly Friday attraction.

“It’s hard to make them last for our staff,” says Paula Gross, system director of food and nutrition services at Central Florida Health, who notes the wings have become a hit with visitors, too. Sous chef Tony Vicks says 30 cases of wings—amounting to several hundred—have been prepared every Friday for the past three years as a menu item. He knows there would be an outcry if his staff stopped cooking wings. “We’d hear about it,” he says.