Memphis wings judged best in nation | Restaurants
D’Bo’s, the longtime Memphis restaurant chain, has some new bragging rights.
The national wing festival held in Buffalo, New York, this month judged the company’s dry rub wings “the best in the nation.”
That’s quite a compliment considering the fact that the Buffalo festival is considered the mecca of chicken wings. This year’s contest drew 71,000 attendees who were served 33 tons of wings. D’Bo’s Wings and More's entry won first place in the creative sweet category for the restaurant's seasoned wings
Most chicken wings are served covered in sauce, a cooking style know as “wet wings.” But instead of “wet,” David and Leticia Boyd, owners of D’Bo’s Inc, brought some of their wings to the contest with Memphis Dry Rub Seasoning applied to them.
“They don’t get much dry rub up North,” Boyd told the Memphis Business Journal. “So when they tried that, they went crazy.”
The dry wings were put in the creative category because the contest did not have a dry rub category. That may change next year according to Boyd. Dry rub wings are D’Bo’s second best selling product behind only the more traditional wet wings. D’Bo’s has two types of dry rub wings: seasoned and lemon pepper.