Claremore Daily Progress


January 31, 2014

Baird wins first place at Wingapalooza


Bill Baird, owner of the Hammett House, has once again put Claremore on the map, after winning first place at Wingapalooza  in Tulsa.
Baird’s crew won with their spicy barbeque wings, which featured a “hotter than blue blazes” special sauce containing ghost peppers.
Although the restaurant is not known for their chicken wings, they are known for their pampered fried chicken, a key ingredient.
In mid-February the restaurant will start serving this award-winning appetizer that will spice up any meal.
The event, sponsored by SMG Special Events and the BOK Center, brought together several area restaurants to present the ultimate chicken wing event.
In addition to the Hammett House, well known restaurants including:   McNellies, Rusty Crane, Hooter’s, Full Moon Café, Lucky’s, Baxters, Rib Crib and Fat Guys Burgers participated in the contest. The Hammett House competed in three other categories, using different sauces and signature dressings to make their wings stand out from the crowd.
“My kids had so much fun with this contest,” Baird said.
The event was out of the normal for the staff, but it was fun and kind of  a reward for the hard work they have done, Baird said. The sold-out event featured all-you-can-eat wings, live music and cash bars for those lucky enough to get a ticket.
Norman, Okla. based 90s cover band “My So Called Band” performed throughout the day. 

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