Philadelphia’s Jon Squibb is ready to take on eaters from across the country in Wing Bowl 21.
Sometime Friday morning Jonathan “Super” Squibb will steal away from his entourage, all the backstage hoopla and chaos that promises to be Wing Bowl 20 and seek out a small focus corner, his own personal fortress of solitude.
Wing Bowl is now a bona fide Philadelphia tradition, our Mardi Gras, 19 years running, and nothing to prevent it from lurching and lunging forward like a drunk stumbling home from the Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day.
It carried the pageantry of a heavyweight championship fight weigh-in. Only that the heavyweights kept coming, and coming, and coming Thursday night in South Philadelphia’s Chickie and Pete’s for the 19th annual 610WIP Wing Bowl.