Over 45,000 chicken wings were consumed in Bailey Auditorium. 20 Chicago area restaurants participated in the fest. Each establishment participated in two of their choice of the following categories: Mild Wings, Hot Wings, BBQ Wings and Exotic Wings. The following were proclaimed winners, in a double-blind judged competition: Best Mild Wing: Gators Wing Shack, Best Hot Wing: Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, Best BBQ Wing: Reggie's Music Joint, Best Exotic Wing: Cans and the coveted Best of the Fest: Gators Wing Shack.
To date, Wing Fest has raised over $135,000 for various charities, and this year's Wing Fest netted $5,000 for Chicago Neighbors United [www.chicnu.org], a community based organization which provides educational scholarships to inner city youth, and Neighbors of River West, a community minded organization that assists various neighborhood programs throughout the year.
1719 Rand Road
1801 Belvidere St.
Whole Fresh Jumbo Chicken Wings
Dust with Flour
Fry wings for 10 Minutes at 350 Degrees
- Simple Buffalo Wing Sauce Recipe
- 1 LB Butter Melted
- 32 oz. Your Favorite Cayenne pepper sauce
Fresh chopped Garlic
Fresh chopped Jalapeno
Any Rub or Seasoning of your choice for added heat or flavor
slowly melt butter(warm not hot)
Add Cayenne pepper Sauce
whisk to creamy and warm
Put wings in Large bowl and toss to coat with sauce