Hello, friends! As you (hopefully) know, for the past 10 weeks I’ve been doing the Chicken Wing Challenge here on the blog. I visited ten local St. Louis restaurants in search of the best chicken wings.
Well, I’ve narrowed it down to my top 3. The winner will be selected (by you!) this Saturday during the Marathon Chicken Wing Eating Event (McWee!). I can’t wait, and I hope you can make it! It will be chicken-a-licious. Yes, I just made that word up.
Anyway, while I’ve definitely enjoyed some fabulous wings during this challenge, it’s been terribly difficult for me to not draw comparisons to some other wings. Some wings I’m about to show you right now.
Can I tell you a secret?
I’ve been wowed over the past ten weeks with the wings that St. Louis restaurants have to offer. I may have even chosen my personal favorite restaurant wings.
But my all-time favorite wings?
You can’t find these in any local restaurant.
The recipe? Well, that’s top secret.
And these wings only make an appearance during very special occasions.
My favorite chicken wings are made by this woman right here:
Of course, I may be a little biased. She is my mom, after all.
So we decided to put my mom’s wings to the test.
And that is how the Chicken Wing Extravaganza was born.
A few days ago, my mom (along with the help of my sister!) prepared hundreds of her famous chicken wings.
Friends and family were invited over to give the wings a try. It wasn’t hard to find willing volunteers.
Wings were sampled.
Wet naps were passed around. (And boy, did we need them!)
And refreshments were served.
My grandpa’s famous lemonade:
And a few other…ahem…choice beverages.
After everyone had their fill of wings, votes were (anonymously) cast.
Da Bomb? Why yes…yes, it’s safe to say I agree with that.
The Chicken Wing Extravaganza was most definitely a success. We all had a blast, and it couldn’t have happened without the hard work of my mom and sister.
Although I can’t fairly crown my mom’s wings as the winner of the Chicken Wing Challenge (that winner will be determined this Saturday!), I can certainly admit that these wings hold a special place in my heart.
See you in a few days!