Every year at the National Buffalo Wing Festival restaurants enter their sauces into 3 of 7 categories. The categories are Best Creative Spicy, Best Creative Sweet, Best Traditional BBQ, Best Creative BBQ, Best Traditional Medium, Best Traditional Hot and Best Traditional X-Hot.
A panel of judges then decides which restaurants have the best sauce based on a blind taste test. The first place winners at the 2012 National Buffalo Wing Festival are listed below. Congratulations to all that participated.
Best Creative Spicy: Moosehead Grill – Hemo-goblins blood orange and ghost pepper
Best Creative Sweet: Quaker Steak and Lube – Mango Habanaro
Traditional BBQ: Ricotta’s – Ricotta’s BBQ
Creative BBQ: WOW Cafe & Wingery – Bourbon St. BBQ
Traditional Medium: Smokey Bones – Medium
Traditional Hot: Legend Larry’s – Scary Larry
Traditional X-Hot: Quaker Steak and Lube – XXX Atomic