After months of preparation and hard work, Tree’s Wings & Ribs in Royal Palm Beach has returned from the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, N.Y., with the title of Third Best Traditional Wings.
The team of five took off in a van loaded with decorations, equipment and all their secret recipes and made the 1,300-mile road trip to compete. They almost turned around at the news of Hurricane Dorian threatening their homes, but after much deliberation and encouragement from their friends and families, they continued north.
The festival, in its 10th year of being a Labor Day tradition, held all kinds of excitement — competitive wing-eating contests, bobbing for wings, live music and more. Tree’s Wings competed alongside 24 other teams from all over the United States, as well as England and Mexico, serving up wings one at a time to thousands of hungry festival-goers.
The local team showcased five flavors. Three existing on the menu (Hot, BBQ and Cajun) and two new entries (Fluffernutter and Flamingo). Fluffernutter Wings were a crowd favorite, but the traditional hot wings took third place in the competition, beating out several national chains.
With their winning trophy in hand, Tree’s Wings owner Andy Maynard insisted that the crew spend a fun-filled day at Niagara Falls to celebrate their hard work and dedication.
Tree’s Wings will be showcasing their winning sauce, as well as the crowd favorite Fluffernutter, in the restaurant for the next several weeks. Learn more at www.treeswingsandribs.com.