The best wings in the Miami Valley were on display at this year's Kickin' Chicken Wing Fest.
The event, now in its eighth year, drew more than 12,000 wing lovers over the course of the day to Fraze Pavilion, according to Amy Zahora, executive director of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association.
Two to three wings were sold by 14 vendors for $3 a taste. Five food judges chose winners in seven categories: best wing, best boneless wing, best sauce, hottest wing, best side, best dessert and best decor. Those attending voted for People's Choice Award Winner.
Nick's came out on top, winning people's choice, best sauce and hottest wing, while Giovanni's was crowned the best wing overall by the judges.
Winners in each category were:
People's Choice Award: Nick's
Best sauce: Nick's
Hottest wing: Nick's
1443 N Detroit St., Xenia
937-372-3202 or http://gotonicks.com
Best wing: Giovanni's
215 W. Main St., Fairborn
937-878-1611 or www.giovannisfairborn.com
Best boneless wing: Deg's
15 Greene Blvd., Beavercreek
937-429-0000 or https://degs.com
Best side: Dewberry 1850
1414 S Patterson Blvd., Dayton
937-223-1000 or http://dewberry1850.com
Best dessert: Amber Rose
1400 Valley St., Dayton
937-228-2511 or www.theamberrose.com
Best decor: The Dock
250 W. Main St., Enon
937-864-5011 or www.thedockenon.com
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