The Super Bowl may be this Sunday but first up was the 19th annual Wing Bowl 2011 in Philadelphia which just finished up and the results are in.
20,000 people packed the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia tor radio station WIP’s Wing Bowl 19, a yearly tradition that includes a parade of floats rolling around the arena and a half-time cheesecake eating competition.
All in all, PJ Welihan’s from New Jersey cooked up 9,000 wings to last through two rounds of eating.
26 entrants began the competition but at the end of round on itcame down to only 2 men: 5-time returning champion “El Wingador” with 150 wings eaten; a 3 wing lead over 2-time defending champion “Super Squibb”. At the end of Round 2, the competition had tightened. El Wingador with a total of 237 wings eaten, Super Squibb with a total of 236 wings eaten. In the final round, Super Squibb pulled ahead to retain his crown for the third time, with a total of 255 wings to 254 wings.
Photos courtesy cbslocal.com
Like events like this but couldn’t make it to Wing Bowl? Maybe you can have one of your own with these tips from Food Network’s Non-Raunchy Kitchen Vixen Paula Deen: