Wingfest Names Best Chicken Wings in Dayton 2017
User Location Request

we would like to use your location information to better refine the results presented to you while on our web site.
( this information will only be used during this session. per our privacy policies it will not be saved and it will not be shared with any third parties. )

if you will allow us we will attempt to gather this information using your device's geolocation capabilities, or if you prefer you can enter a zip code below.

allow a device geolocation request

zip code

your browser may be requesting permission, if so please respond. the geolocation request may take several seconds

please enter your zip code below.

zip code
Log In

Search Dayton

Articles  Directory  Events

Wingfest Names Best Chicken Wings in Dayton 2017

Wingfest Names Best Chicken Wings in Dayton 2017
Sunday, July 09, 2017

We could not possibly have had better weather for the 7th Annual Kickin Chicken Wingfest. Another record breaking year and a couple “Best” upsets this year.

Wingfest Names Best Chicken Wings in Dayton 2017

A sunny day, mild breeze, low humidity, free music, and chicken wings resulted in another record breaking year for the Miami Valley Restaurant Association's Kickin’ Chicken Wingfest 2017. New to the judges panel this year was Sheriff Phil Plummer. Hundreds of people stopped to say hello, thank him for doing a good job, and shake his hand and he graciously greeted every one of them. 

Wing Fest Dayton 2017At least twelve local restaurants competed, bringing a variety of flavors, styles, rubs, sauces, and sides. It takes about three hours to complete the judging in all the categories. Hard working volunteers make their way to each vendor at least 5 times.  Each vendor can only submit one entry in each of the 5 tasting categories. The judges blindly taste submissions in each category, make notes, choose favorites, tally our votes, give the winning “number” to the organizer, and they tell us who the winning restaurant is. 

The Best Wings in Dayton 2017 Winners:

Best Wing: Pies & Pints  These simply seasoned and grilled wings earned the top spot for a 4th consecutive year. 

Best Sauce: Giovanni’s  Yes, you heard right! The well known Italian & Pizza Restaurant from Fairborn submitted a Creamy Lemon Pepper sauced wing that was declared the undivided champ.

Best Boneless: Basil’s on Market - Dayton Their lightly breaded dry-rubbed boneless wing emerged victorious for a second straight year. 

Best Side: Roost  The Roasted Corn & Poblano Salad was the hands down winner. The refreshing cool salad contained poblano peppers, red onion, and cilantro with a light dressing. 

Hottest Wing: Basils on Market - Dayton  Another repeat win for Basil’s. If not’s broke, don’t fix it, right?! We were all glad this wing didn't send us screaming into the Fraze fountains.

Best Decorated Booth: The Dock  These folks obviously take great pride in displaying their festive spirit and have won this category for the last 4 years. 

Peoples Choice for Best Damn Wing: Nick’s  To date, Nick’s is the undefeated fan favorite. Romer’s & Nick’s tied in 2015 and both received the recognition.

© 2018 Dayton Local. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from Dayton Local is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Dayton Local with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

About Lisa Seibert

Lisa Seibert

A Dayton native & life-long resident, her positive attitude & crazy laugh are infectious. Ask Lisa how your biz or event can be featured on Dayton Local. Call 937-545-5478

    Dayton Local takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information on this page. However, use of this site is at your own risk, and by doing so, you agree to our Terms & Conditions. If you find inaccurate, misleading or inappropriate information on this website, please let us know by using the button below. Thank you.