Berwyn’s Best Wings Title Goes to Cigars and Stripes for their Smoked Wings

The Berwyn Development Corporation’s (BDC) Berwyn’s Best competition began in mid-January and was fixed on finding the best wings. Ten establishments with wings on their regular menus competed to make it into the Top 5 of wing-tossing establishments. These five local haunts submitted their fan favorite wings for the second round of voting and now the vote is in! The winner is Cigars and Stripes BBQ Lounge for their Smoked Wings: 7 wings hand cut, rubbed and smoked. Each serving of wings comes with corn salsa & garlic bread and your choice of bleu cheese or ranch on the side.

Cigars and Stripes went up against other local favorites Lavergne’s Tavern, Paisans Pizzeria & Bar, Waldo Cooney’s Pizza and Wing Boss. The final competition brought together a group of local judges for a blind taste-test event hosted by the Berwyn Public Library. The judges compared each serving of wings side-by-side based on taste, presentation and texture.

The panel enjoyed the variety of wings, making the decision a difficult one. Of the winner, one judge said “just the perfect amount of taste and size” Judges included Ryan Adriatico, Project Manager of Economic Development for the BDC; Tom Benson, Owner of World’s Largest Laundromat; Daisy Sanchez, Trainer at Women’s Workout World; Angie Pojas, ED Director at MacNeal Hospital; Adam Arroyo, Manager of Berwyn’s Culver’s and David Green, Head CSI Detective at the Berwyn Police Department. Their scores along with a public poll determined the contest winner.

Owner Ronnie Lottz reacted to the award saying, “Berwyn rocks, plain and simple. This town is loaded with hot spots to grab a bite. Our wings are just one small slice of what this community has to offer. Just look around you, get out and EAT already!”

Berwyn’s Best” is a promotional program managed by the BDC. Look for additional Berwyn’s Best programing to sample all of the great and diverse cuisine in our community. For more information, visit whyberwyn.com/shop-berwyn/berwyns-best-contest.

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