Well, as far as Brooklyn goes, the answer is “No.”
Wheelers (1707 Sheepshead Bay Road) lost last weekend’s “Throw Your Wing Into The Ring” Chicken Wing Competition at Red Star Bar in Greenpoint. But then, that’s not so disappointing – our boys were competing against a bunch of North Brooklyn sheisters who think living in abandoned factories with polluted groundwater is cool. The competition had the hometown advantage, and our brave warriors were no doubt mired in an atmosphere of douchebaggery.
Super Wings in Crown Heights was the choice of the three judges, while Sugarcane in Park Slope was the people’s choice for best wings.
We couldn’t reach Wheelers’ managers for a comment, but we’re hoping they plan to compete in next year’s competition as Red Star Bar has announced it’ll be annual. So look forward to some tweaking to the recipe, and hopefully a future title.
But back to the question in the headline: are Wheelers’ wings the best… in Sheepshead Bay? I’ve never had wings at any of the places in the neighborhood, so I can’t judge. But surely Wheelers need not be our only competitor. What about Roll-N-Roaster? Or Chicken Masters? Perhaps we can also get a place like Sweika to compete and concoct a version of Buffalo wings with an Eastern European twist.
If we can convince more businesses to take part in next year’s wing competition, who do you think should join in?