Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Joe's St. Louis: 'Wing-Ding' Contest Winners Score Big for Cerebral Palsy

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Joe's St. Louis: 'Wing-Ding' Contest Winners Score Big for Cerebral Palsy

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FOWL CALL * Attention, all flat fans and drummie devotees:

The winners of the seventh annual United Cerebral Palsy Heartland's annual "Wing-Ding" fundraiser were plucked Thursday night from a flock of 11 restaurants.

In the sauced category, the order of finish (first to third) is as follows: Edgewild Restaurant & Winery in Chesterfield; Barrister's in Clayton; and Three Kings Public House in University City.

When it came to dry-rubbed wings, the victors were: Walnut Grill in Ellisville; Edgewild; and St. Louis Wing Co. in Rock Hill.

For the "specialty" category, it went down like this: St. Louis Wing Co.; Three Kings; and Barrister's.

About 800 people paid to sample the wings at the Greensfelder Arena at Queeny Park and help raise money for cerebral palsy research and services.

Some of the celebrity judges at the nosh included Post-Dispatch Go! Magazine editor Gabe Hartwig; John Carney and Jon Grayson of KTRS-AM 550; Howard Balzer of KXFN-AM 1380; Staci Static of WFUN-FM 95.5; and Scott Rizzuto and Tony Patrico of KPNT-FM 105.7.

St. Louis Magazine dining editor George Mahe and Dee Ryan of Sauce magazine also contributed their tongues to the taste test.

MEDICAL CHART * The hits just keep on coming for Washington University medical professor Dr. Jeffrey I. Gordon, who has been named one of three winners of the 2017 Massry Prize.

Gordon, director of the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology, is internationally known for his pioneering research into microbiomes and the role that gut microbes play in causing both obesity and childhood malnutrition.

Since the genome center opened 20 years ago, Gordon has served as a mentor to more than 125 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

The Massry Prize, created in 1996, has been awarded to 12 people who have gone on to win a Nobel Prize. …

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