A little about my competitive style:
I was born with a natural ability to do almost anything better than anyone else. It’s a blessing and a curse. But it means amazing Wings.
I will apply my vast wealth of scientific knowledge along with the experience i gained competing in the second annual chili bowl to make sure i take home that golden chicken this year.
Monthly Archives: May 2011
A little about my competitive style:
As we close the tales of the Wing Kinger to be (who’s hype?!!)…BigBite would like to share one final story:
On May 28th 2009, a bright eyed young man named Charles Harrison embarked on a path that that would change his life forever… the path to Wing King Greatness!!!
It was not an easy one. You see, a humble Harrison had heard of a bbq where everyone was making chicken wings. Naturally, he got very excited. Intent on making a good impression, he slow cooked a meticulously seasoned batch of FOTB (fall off the bone) curry chicken wings.
At the inaugural Wing King, all competition was soundly defeated by the flawless salty/sweet styling’s of Notorious Nicole “Purpliscious“. She reinvented a classic soy/brown sugar glaze, stunning 2009’s competition and pouncing on the #1 trophy.
Though flavorful, Harrison’s off beat wings did not place. In fact his wings had become the butt of some of the other contender’s jokes: “yo dog, you softer than Charlie’s Wings”
A disheartened Harrison did not go home with his tail between his legs. At that very moment he knew he would one day win Wing King. Within weeks he began training vigorously, tossing out all flavor combinations that were not rock solid. Some weeks he would work on consistency, some weeks he would do flash frying drills. Dr. Rosenthal, of UPENN’s Chicken Sciences Department, would run weekly moisture tests on Harrison’s concoctions…he was winning.
Ultimately though, what would separate Harrison from the other wing competition at the 2nd Annual Wing King, was his Cherry Bumbaclot Wing. Now bootlegged all over the world, these wings had a sweet, caramelized fire that left even the most spice averse palette yearning for more. It was a long-time coming. It was calculated. It was yummy.Thanks to mediatakeout.com BigBite received some rare footage of the 2010 champ musing about this year’s competition.
There is no doubt much more in store for young Harrison.
See you Saturday…at the 3rd Annual Wing King!
NEW and on-board with the judging team, BigBite is glad to add a 4th and female judge:
Well-Rounded Food Enthusiast/Blogger, Lily CopeLily is a first-time Wing King judge, and is ready to step-up to the plate with the plethora of wings to come! She is the Executive Director and blogger for COOK, a kitchen/classroom slated to open in August, in Philly. Partnered with Philadelphia Magazine, COOK provides a platform for classes, demonstrations, and experimentation focused on celebrating the craft of cooking, drinking and gathering at the table…exactly what BigBite is all about!! Boom!
Read up on her blog for COOK.
Bigbite’s 3rd Annual Wing King is going to full of fun, food, and foot tapping. This year we’re entertaining you not only with good people and food, but also with the smooth sounds of Dj “Shiz” Le Roq and John Garr:
Shiz Le Roq spends his day hustling and bustling around the city. You can catch him serving up some fancy tequila drinks, or championing Philly’s underground ping-pongers. As soon as the sun goes down, his tendrils take over and you find yourself dancing it up at 700 club to his global-sounds party, Flavours.Listen to Shiz Le Roq’s Flavours mixes and much more fire on his Soundcloud page!
On the average day, John Garr spends his time teaching lil Raekwon long division while confiscating Diamond’s iPhone. But once 3pm hits, Mr. Garr rips off his teacher disguise, of glasses and cardigan, and transforms into a soul singing machine!
Listen to John Garr kill it at a Silk City performance (he’s the soulful singer):
Check out this bad boy. In 2010, 15 contestants fought for this lovely little clucker…but only one took it home. Currently, the winner, Charlie, of the 2nd Annual Wing King is cradling this masterpiece until the next WING KING/QUEEN gets crowned…
Our contestants, wake up early everyday to do a couple of push-ups, with a chicken wing in their mouths. They run around the neighborhood a few times, using bbq sauce bottles as dumb bells, and come home to practice, practice and practice.
They sweat buffalo sauce, they bleed hot sauce and to quench their thirst they drink pure butter. No one can stop these wing aficionados!
But all this for what?? Well, for this one-of-a-kind and very uniquely crafted gem!Finally, off of the Wing Ship: the 3rd Annual Wing King Trophy. Soak it in peoples. Only one true winger will take this home, to be named the 2011 Wing King/Queen.Also for the taking, our generous sponsor, the Lodge is giving the winner of the 3rd Annual Wing King competition, a gift certificate to spend at this awesome, gear and housewares spot in Fishtown/Northern Liberties. If you haven’t checked them out…Bigbite say….dew et!!
2nd Annual Philly Chili Cook-Offs’ 2nd Place winner is back!! You know, the Albino Rhino! He’s coming strong with his game. Chasing that 1st place trophy!
I’m from the land of where people not only eat SALSA but they listen and dance to it!! That’s right folks, the Boricuas’ back at the helm bringing that culinary mastery and mayhem directly to your taste buds. The salsa, referred to as sauce, runs thick in my veins; it’s the life force that propels my inner mad-scientist in the kitchen. And when it comes to the perfect chicken wing, the secrets in the sauce!
It’s just been a few weeks since I’ve had to unleash the cooking beast. My last creation rammed thru the mouths and stomachs of the innocent, causing a sensation in flavor that can only be classified as a religious experience. The Albino Rhino did exactly what it was meant to do – shock, wow, awe, satisfy and intrigue its tasters. Now I’m back at the lab, creating the next beast to take down the competition. Be scared, because this time a new monstrosity is lurking…and…It… Tastes… like… CHICKEN! Wings, that is.From the depths of the Caribbean Sea – this killer concoction will take on all who oppose in an epic battle to the finish. This isn’t a game! My concoctions and dishes have been known to confuse and titillate; to attack and caress; to befuddle and satisfy; to divide then procreate! And who am I to lay such claims?! I AM CHICKEN. I eat, breathe, sleep and dream about chicken. Ask me what I want for breakfast: Wings. Ask me what I want for lunch: Wings. Ask me what I want for dinner? Arroz con pollo y masitas de pollo frito; but then: WINGS. At Wing King don’t you dare come with some weak wings, because when I sound the alarms… the KARIBBEAN KRAKEN will…be… UNLEASHED!
Submit your photo’s to BigBitePhilly@gmail.com to enter the WING RING, if you are ready to battle.