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!