THE FEED: Who Serves the Best Chicken Wings in St. Louis? Taste & Vote at 2nd Annual Wing Ding

2012-08-09T15:22:00Z 2014-09-16T13:32:26Z THE FEED: Who Serves the Best Chicken Wings in St. Louis? Taste & Vote at 2nd Annual Wing DingKristin Brashares | | | Feast Magazine | Inspired Local Food Culture/Midwest

Local restaurants will compete to see who has the “best” chicken wings in the St. Louis area at the 2nd Annual Wing Ding St. Louis. This year’s event will take place from 6 to 9 on Thu., Aug. 23, at Queeny Park at the Greensfelder Arena.

This year’s event will feature 20 restaurants from around the St. Louis area that will join together to compete for the title of the best chicken wings. Area restaurants will bring their wings to feed hungry connoisseurs and a panel of celebrity judges.

For advance tickets call 636.779.2253, or visit to purchase them online. Tickets are $25 per person for wings and two beverages or $50 for VIP, which includes wings, unlimited drinks and a special “happy half hour” from 5:30 to 6pm. Doors open at 6pm for general admission.

Restaurants will compete for trophies and bragging rights in the categories of:

  • Best Traditional Wings – sauced
  • Best Specialty Wing – sauced
  • Best Dry Rubbed Wings – un-sauced
  • Judges Overall favorite
  • Hottest wing
  • People’s Choice Award

Current participating restaurants include:

  • The Beerhouse at River City Casino
  • Big Bear Grill
  • Culpepper's
  • D. Dooley's 026 Grill
  • EdgeWild Winery
  • 11 Mile House
  • Fallon's Bar & Grill
  • Ferguson Brewing Company
  • Grand Slam Sports Bar
  • Highway 61 Roadhouse
  • Joe Buck's
  • Market Pub House
  • St. Louis Wing Company
  • Stadium Sports Bar & Grille
  • The Corner Pub
  • Weber's Front Row

(Additional restaurants can still participate by calling 636.779.2253.)

Celebrity judges will participate in a blind taste test to determine the winners in several categories. Current judges include:

  • FEAST publisher Catherine Neville
  • George Mahe, St. Louis Magazine
  • Monica Adams and April Simpson, Fox 2 News
  • Sara Dayley, NewsChannel 5
  • Howard Balzer, Dave Greene and Jay Randolph Jr., KFNS
  • Scott Thomas,
  • Jay Randolph Jr., KFNS,
  • Ian Froeb, Riverfront Times
  • Chris Reimer, Rizzo Tess/Falk Harrison
  • Evan Benn, St. Louis Post Dispatch
  • Stephanie Tolle, Iron Stef Blog
  • Andrew Veety, St. Louis Magazine, FEAST, StewedSTL
  • Scott Roberts,
  • Kevin and Sue McCarthy, Travel Planners Radio Show
  • Louis Maull, Maull's BBQ Sauce

Queeny Park at the Greensfelder Arena, 550 Weidman Road, Ballwin

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