On Thursday night, August 20, the 5th annual UCP Wing Ding at Queeny Park attracted about 1,500 chicken wing fans.
The wings, served up by an impressive group of restaurants, ranged from very good to spectacular.
A group of judges, mostly from the media world, some of whom are pictured below, had the difficult task of choosing the winners. All tastings were blind; we did not know who submitted which wings.
- The Kitchen Sink
- Joe Buck’s
- Winfield’s Gathering Place
- Sugarfire Smokehouse (loaded potato skin stuffed wings, wrapped in bacon)
- St. Louis Wing Company (bacon wrapped wing with miso glaze, wasabi and sriracha aioli, and spicy soy glaze) (pictured below)
- Three Kings Public House (chicken and waffles with bacon jam and maple syrup)
- Sugarfire Smokehouse
- Walnut Grill
- St. Louis Wing Company
Ozzie’s at Lumiere Place
Judges’ Overall Favorite
Sugarfire Smokehouse Specialty Wing
St. Louis Wing Company
The event offered St. Louis wing lovers the opportunity to taste a wide variety of wings from a large assortment of dining places. The Wing Ding also offered participating bars and restaurants a chance to share their wares with an enthusiastic group of attendees AND to put their best wings up against all the others in a friendly competition.
Nobody went home hungry and a significant amount of money was raised for the great work United Cerebral Palsy Heartland does in the St. Louis community!