On Sunday, February 21, 2016, the sold-out Seventeenth Annual Chicago’s Best WingFest brought out nearly 2,000 Chicago area chicken wing lovers for a fierce wing-eating extravaganza. Over 50,000 chicken wings were consumed in Bailey Auditorium in the West Loop where five Chicagoland establishments were crowned first place winners and two individuals, one male and one female, were crowned “Lord and Lady of the Wings”.
Each establishment entered their wings in up to two 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: a tie between Reverie and Gators, Best Hot Wing: Timothy O’Toole’s, Best BBQ Wing: Dinosaur BBQ,
Best Exotic Wing: Output, Rookie of the Year: Dinosaur
BBQ, and earning the most cumulative points for the coveted Best of the Fest: