Two years ago, I enjoyed my first war (read here). Today, it was about discovering who had the tastiest chicken wings in the region! The public helps decide the winner of Wings War VIII, a friendly but fierce competition among area restaurants that raised funds for North Country Life Flight, the region’s air medical rescue team.
10 eateries participated, each bringing 500 of their best wings to WiseGuys, the organizer once again. Included were 2014 Grand Champion The Cottage, then Delta Blue, Generations, Dancing Bears, Wiseguys, Kanu, Price Chopper, Smoke Signals, and newcomers Top of The Park and Blue Line Brewery.
The creativity from the chefs and quality of the wings get better every year. There were a lot of people lining up to taste those wings, from the hot ones (Wiseguys, Delta Blue), to the smoked ones (Smoke Signals) and the unusual ones (Top of the Park, Blue Line). We tasted them all, and, needless to say, this proved to be difficult. My favorite was Blue Line Brewery from Saranac Lake, while Lucie’s was Top of The Park.
At the end of the day, $5,385 were raised for North Country Life Flight. The 2015 Grand Champion, selected by a panel of judges, is Smoke Signals! And the 2015 Fan Favorite Award Winner is Top of the Park!!