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Newt Gingrich to Make a Lunch Stop at Wings Plus

Somewhere in the history of politics, a candidate stopped for a bite to eat and was spotted by his adoring public... That was probably the watershed moment that began the tradition of restaurant stops.  After all, nothing says "I'm one of the people" like a politician with ketchup on his tie!

In that grand tradition, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is making a stop at Wings Plus on Sample Road in Coral Springs.

Gingrich is expected to arrive at 11:30 a.m., and the fast-casual

restaurant is ready! There's a stage set up for Newt to make a speech

in the front of the store, and local politicians are expected to join him

in the rally/wingfest. Newt is scheduled at the restaurant until 12:30


The public is invited, and the restaurant is open for lunch

during the rally. Just park your car in the rear (we don't want to mess

up the photo op). If you're not a fan of the man, you're invited too! The Occupy Fort Lauderdale Facebook

page has posted an invite for its supporters to voice their opinions

at the rally as well. Hey -- the one thing that Democrats and

Republicans have in common is their love of chicken wings, right?

Newt isn't the only presidential hopeful to visit Wings Plus. Perez Hilton posted a picture of Rick Santorum frying up a batch of wings on his website.

Wings Plus, 9880 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs. Call 954-752-4460.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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