WING DING 2013

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).

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Also on hand, KTRS radio producer Todd Wise and FOX-2’s Tim Ezell.

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More judges: Scott Roberts of weeklyfirecast.com, Steve Gontram of Five Star Burgers and Evan Jones of Feast magazine.

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Joe Buck’s provided delicious wings to Wing Ding guests and judges.

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St. Louis magazine’s George Mahe visited with VIP guest Brice Donnelly.

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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.

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These folks from Gobble Stop on Olive at Fee Fee in Creve Coeur won the HOT wing faceoff.

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Here are all the winners of the Wing Ding competition:

Traditional
1st – Three Kings Public House
2nd – Fallons Bar & Grill
3rd – Lester’s

Specialty
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

Dry Rubbed
1st – EdgeWild Winery
2nd – St. Louis Wing Co.
3rd – Gobble Stop Smokehouse

Hottest
Gobble Stop Smokehouse

Judges Overall Favorite
EdgeWild Winery’s Dry Rubbed Wing

People’s Choice
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.

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