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Food Festival American Little Italy

WARNING: Many wetnaps and napkins were harmed in the eating of these wings.

In case you missed Chicago's Best Wingfest this past weekend at Credit Union 1 Arena, we have your 2019 winners. Thirty-five city and suburban restaurants were saucing wings all day on UIC's campus vying for several "Best of..." categories. A panel of wing-loving judges critiqued each fried drumstick and thigh in the following categories:

Best MILD Buffalo:

1st Place: House of Blues                           

2nd Place: Rack House Kitchen & Tavern                          

3rd Place: Granero

Best BBQ:

1st Place: Son of a Butcher                          


2nd Place: CrossRoads Bar & Grill                              

2nd Place: Flo & Santos

Best Exotic: 

1st Place: Granero                          

2nd Place: Estrella Negra                               

3rd Place: The River Kitchen and Bar

Best HOT Buffalo:

1st Place: South Branch Tavern & Grille                          

2nd Place: Son of a Butcher                           

3rd Place: CrossRoads Bar & Grill

Best Dressed Booth:

1st Place: McWethy’s Sports Bar

Best of Wingfest:

House of Blues


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