Judging The 2nd Annual Best Wings In Brooklyn Competition

A VIP wrist band, a seat at the judge’s table with a personalized name plate, bottomless booze, and free wings from 11 of the best wing joints in Brooklyn served to me at my request. Being a judge in The Best Wings In Brooklyn Competition sounds easy, right? Not exactly. Let me tell you why. Wing connoisseurs like myself take a job like this very seriously. Before the event, I trained my stomach by eating 38 wings in three days. I also put an 8pm curfew on myself to make sure I was fully rested for the big day. After these grueling but necessary preparations, I was ready to go.

It was T-Shirt Time!

I threw on my fresh new Ultimate Wingman tee, printed out my directions from Hop Stop, and began my trek to Red Star Sports Bar & Restaurant in Greenpoint Brooklyn, where the competition was held.

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Hat Trick At Buffalo Cantina

Every Supreme Court Justice in this great country of ours must be sworn in over the Holy Bible before they can take seat. The same is true for judges of The Best Wings In Brooklyn Competition, except we are sworn in over chicken wings. My job is way cooler.

Nick D’Arienzo from Red Star, the bar hosting the wing event I will be participating in, invited me to Buffalo Cantina in Williamsburg so he could officially swear me in. Buffalo Cantina is a casual Mexican restaurant whose menu has an extensive wings section. Sauces include, Teriyaki, BBQ, Sweet Chili, Jerk, Chipotle, Buffalo Wings (hot, hotter, or suicidal), Pan Fried Tofu (plain, hot, hotter, suicidal). This place is also famous for its “Seppuku Challenge.” In 2009, Man vs. Food’s Adam Richman attempted the “Suicide Challenge”, an older version of the Seppuku Challenge.

In the Seppuku Challenge, you must eat 12 Seppuku wings (rumored to be 10x hotter than the suicide wings) in 3 minutes and remain seated for an additional 3 minutes after eating them. No blue cheese, dairy, napkins, gloves are allowed during the challenge.
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Bring On The Best Wings In Brooklyn!

Monday morning I received official notice that I will be a judge for Red Star’s 2nd Annual Best Wings In Brooklyn Competition. All of the info about the event is laid out in the press release below. Rumor has it Jay-Z will make an appearance to support Buffalo Boss, the new Downtown Brooklyn chicken wing restaurant that he recently invested in.

Check out the full press release after the jump.
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