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(St. Louis, MO) Local restaurants will compete to see who has the “best chicken wings” in St. Louis at the 6th Annual Wing Ding St. Louis. This year’s event will be from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm, August 11, 2016, at Queeny Park (Greensfelder Arena), (at 550 Weidman Road, Ballwin, MO 63011).  The Wing Ding is sponsored by Schlafly, CARF International, 105.7 The Point, Coca-Cola, Ices Plain and Fancy and Nothing Bundt Cakes.

wing-ding-st-louis-2016-logo-ucp-heartlandThis year will feature at least 16 restaurants from around the St. Louis area that will compete for the title of the best chicken wings. Area restaurants will feed hungry attendees and a panel of celebrity judges. Restaurants compete for trophies and bragging rights in the categories of Best Traditional Wings – sauced, Best Specialty Wing – sauced, Best Dry Rubbed Wings – un-sauced, Judges’ Overall Favorite, Hottest Wing and the ever-popular People’s Choice Award.  Participating restaurants as of 7/29/16 include Balentine’s, Barrister’s, Big Chief Restaurant, EdgeWild Bistro & Tap, Frailey’s, Hwy 61 Roadhouse, Hotshots Sports Bar & Grill, The Kitchen Sink, The Slider House, Southern, St. Louis Wing Company, Sugarfire Smokehouse, The Beerhouse, Three Kings Public House, Walnut Grill and Wheelhouse.  

Advance tickets are available online – $25/General Admission (includes wings, two beverages and open seating), and $45 for VIP (includes wings, unlimited drinks, dessert, VIP seating and early entrance
at 5:30 p.m.).  Ticket prices day of event are $30/$50 respectively.  For advance tickets call
(636) 779-2253, or visit www.UCPWingDing.com.  

Celebrity Judges participate in a blind taste test to determine the winners in several categories.  Celebrity judges include: Alan Bowman – Fireside Smokers/Arnold Stove and Fire, Chris Reimer – Author, “Happywork”, Dan Neman, Gabe Hartwig and Joe Holleman – St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Craig – www.foodtalkstl.com, Dee Ryan – Sauce Magazine, Evan Jones – Blueprint Coffee, Sprudge & F&D Prime, George Mahe and Joe Bonwich – St. Louis Magazine, Greg Thomas and Scott Thomas –www.grillinfools.com, Guy Phillips – Y98 – The Phillips and Company Morning Show, Howard Balzer and Marc Lillibridge – 590 AM, Jay Randolph Jr. – 550 KTRS, 920 CBS Sports/Insidestl.com, Normandie Golf Club, Rizzuto and Patrico – The Rizzuto Show 105.7 The Point , Scott Roberts – www.scottrobertsweb.com & Podcast Host, www.firecastpodcast.com, Taylor J – iHeart Media, Terry Black – Super Smokers BBQ, Tony Viviano – Viviano’s on The Hill, Trish Gazall – 102.5 KEZKand Troika Brodsky – Ices Plain & Fancy

Restaurants are willing to participate in on-air cooking or tasting segments or interviews to help promote the event.  Please contact UCP Heartland to schedule.  

About UCP Heartland
A proud United Way agency, UCP Heartland enhances the quality of life of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, their families, and their communities. UCP Heartland believes that individuals with even the most challenging disabilities have the right to quality education and transition services, integrated employment opportunities with competitive wages and career opportunities. UCP Heartland also promotes full inclusion in community life by providing resource and referral, advocacy, and community integration services.  For more information please visit www.ucpheartland.org.

For additional information, contact Erin Boyle at (636) 779-2253.

2016 St. Louis Wing Ding is Coming!
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