Thursday (8/22) night’s Wing Ding at Queeny Park was a great night with wonderful chicken wings and tasty beer. I enjoyed the opportunity to visit with the other judges, event guests and the restaurant folks who prepared the wings.
That Pecan Brown Ale from Ferguson Brewing Company was a perfect way to quench my thirst after a plateful of wings. Big thanks, FBC!
Results of the competition follow below. But first, a few photos…
Judges included Allyson Mace of Sauce magazine, Michael Renner of Sauce magazine (preserving his reviewer anonymity) and Falk Harrison’s Chris Reimer (aka @RizzoTees on Twitter).
Also on hand, KTRS radio producer Todd Wise and FOX-2’s Tim Ezell.
More judges: Scott Roberts of weeklyfirecast.com, Steve Gontram of Five Star Burgers and Evan Jones of Feast magazine.
Joe Buck’s provided delicious wings to Wing Ding guests and judges.
St. Louis magazine’s George Mahe visited with VIP guest Brice Donnelly.
These judges were brave enough to take on the really hot wings: George Mahe, Stephanie Tolle (aka @ironstef on Twitter) and Joe Holleman of the STL Post-Dispatch.
These folks from Gobble Stop on Olive at Fee Fee in Creve Coeur won the HOT wing faceoff.
Here are all the winners of the Wing Ding competition:
1st – Three Kings Public House
2nd – Fallons Bar & Grill
3rd – Lester’s
1st – Three Kings Public House – Chicken & Waffles with Bacon Jam and Maple Syrup
2nd – Gobble Stop Smokehouse– Sweet & Spicy
3rd – St. Louis Wing Co. – Thai Sweet Chili
1st – EdgeWild Winery
2nd – St. Louis Wing Co.
3rd – Gobble Stop Smokehouse
Gobble Stop Smokehouse
Judges Overall Favorite
EdgeWild Winery’s Dry Rubbed Wing
Three Kings Public House
I have to agree: Those Chicken and Waffles wings from Three Kings (right across from the Tiv in U City) were pretty special!
Hats off to Erin Wheeler Boyle and the United Cerebral Palsy Heartland staff and volunteers for staging a fun event!
If you missed the Wing Ding but might like to make a donation to UCP to support their programs, you can donate by clicking HERE.