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Ace and Osage Café crowned the kings of wings at Sunday's Wings and Whiskey throwdown

Ace and Osage Café crowned the kings of wings at Sunday's Wings and Whiskey throwdown
All photos by Lori Midson

Hundreds of whiskey and chicken-wing aficionados swarmed the quarters at Ace Eat Serve on Sunday afternoon to partake in the restaurant's first Wings and Whiskey jubilee. A coop of chefs, including Tyler Wiard (Elway's Cherry Creek), Troy Guard (TAG), Jamey Fader (culinary director of Big Red F/Post Brewing/Good Bird Chicken), Mimi Banish (Osage Café), Matt Selby (Central Bistro & Bar), AJ Ouellette (Fire On The Mountain), Brandon Foster (Vesta Dipping Grill), Cliff Blauvelt (Steuben's) and Chris Medved and Brandon Biederman (Ace), were pitted against each another in a spirited competition to be crowned the overlord of fowl. Two winners emerged: Ace and Osage Cafe, both of whom waltzed away with trophies. The bash also featured a chicken wing-eating contest (and lots of squawking, sauce-smearing and face paint), whiskey cocktails, beers from Great Divide and live music. The proceeds from the event benefited the Denver Housing Authority's Youth Culinary Academy. Here's a recap of the festivities, and don't miss our full slide show of all the shenanigans.

See also: Wings and Whiskey at Ace

Ace and Osage Café crowned the kings of wings at Sunday's Wings and Whiskey throwdown

Ace and Osage Café crowned the kings of wings at Sunday's Wings and Whiskey throwdown

Ace and Osage Café crowned the kings of wings at Sunday's Wings and Whiskey throwdown

Ace and Osage Café crowned the kings of wings at Sunday's Wings and Whiskey throwdown

Ace and Osage Café crowned the kings of wings at Sunday's Wings and Whiskey throwdown

Ace and Osage Café crowned the kings of wings at Sunday's Wings and Whiskey throwdown

Ace and Osage Café crowned the kings of wings at Sunday's Wings and Whiskey throwdown

Ace and Osage Café crowned the kings of wings at Sunday's Wings and Whiskey throwdown

Ace and Osage Café crowned the kings of wings at Sunday's Wings and Whiskey throwdown

Ace and Osage Café crowned the kings of wings at Sunday's Wings and Whiskey throwdown

Ace and Osage Café crowned the kings of wings at Sunday's Wings and Whiskey throwdown