Wingtoberfest Is Back, But First We Need Your Help!

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Photo by Stuart Spivack
For the past two years, Eating Our Words' Wingtoberfest has been a beloved tradition in which we gather together and stuff ourselves silly with wings and craft beer in honor of...in honor of...OK, it doesn't need to honor anything. Wings are delicious, and beer is delicious, and that's why we do it!

In October (at a date to be determined soon), we'll throw a big shindig at a local bar or restaurant and invite four of our favorite wing purveyors to put their best drumstick forward and compete for the title of Wingtoberfest Champion. We'll pair their wings with local craft beer, and you get to eat and drink to your little heart's content. Then you get to determine who wins. No "celebrity foodie judges" or local TV personalities. The crowd picks the winner.

I (your loyal and intrepid restaurant critic) am still somewhat new to town, and as such, I have yet to discover all of the amazing places throughout Houston to find the hottest, spiciest, sauciest wings. That's where you come in.

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Photo by Rachel Bohanan
Wingtoberfest 2011 designated eaters.
I want to know who to invite to this wing challenge of challenges. Where do you go for the best wings in town? Which restaurant out there is doing something crazy with wings that we've never seen before? Who makes the spiciest, the dirtiest, the downright badassest wings in Houston?

I want to know.

So leave a comment and tell me who you think should compete at this years' Wingtoberfest. Remember, only four teams get to compete, so be selective.

And while you're at it, let us know if there's anything else you'd like to see at Wingtoberfest. Last year's was a huge success in spite of the monsoon that came down that evening, but we have a feeling we can make this year's festival even better.

Take me under your wings, dear friends, and show me which wings are the most wondrous wings so I don't have to just wing it.

Too many wing puns yet? We're just getting started.


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15 comments
ricardo.luna
ricardo.luna

Thank you for including us for this most worthy contest...this year we are creating our latest  winglish yummm version! 

jhangten
jhangten

I must agree the nitro are the hottes wings in houston,  The Little Bitty Burger Barn has the largest wings, my fav mango thai, but 1 nitro is good just SOOOO HOT

thanyapalmer
thanyapalmer

Looking for the best wings try Little bitty burger barn. While you have to sign a waiver for the Nitro wings, there are other delicious flavors available..my favorite are the garlic parmesan

jhangten
jhangten

The Little Bitty Burger  has the best wings, mango thai and the hottest wings in houston 5 alarm fire wings as seen on the food network

del.martinis
del.martinis topcommenter

If wings aren't crispy I can't eat them!  Wonder who gets the crispy right?

ativan1957
ativan1957

Coach's pub in Midown has some great wings! The spicy garlic are awesome.

ativan1957
ativan1957

Coach's pub in Midown has some great wings! The spicy garlic are awesome.

wingman15
wingman15

House of Bowls -- Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings.

andyphifer
andyphifer

I know they're "corporate," but the wings at Alamo Drafthouse in the Vintage (Spring area) are the best wings I've ever had. Perfect, fatless, grilled and hot with a glorious blue cheese side. I crave them daily. My mouth is watering.

eximplode
eximplode

Bismillah Cafe - Ten Spicy Wings, if you think the crowd can handle the heat of that secret 10-spice blend!

crzycicada
crzycicada

The fried chicken wings at Thanh Phuong Vietnamese Restaurant in Pearland...it's made with caramelized fish sauce!  Amazing amazing amazing wings for sure (all their other food is awesome too!)!!

Motherscratcher
Motherscratcher

Thai Cottage - Wings of Paradise. Maybe the filthiest and most delicious wings I have ever consumed. If you go with a friend, you will be tempted to share an order. DO NOT SHARE. Let them get their own.

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