This post is a little more on the personal side for me. No chefs here, just a secret family recipe, chicken wings, and a bright blue food truck. I'm talking about Sticky's Chicken food truck, of course. Owner Benson, his sister Patsy, and the rest of the family have been in my life since the late 90s. Patsy graduated alongside my wife from the same high school and the two families have known each other for years before I even came into the picture. When I first started visiting Houston we would go over to the Vivares household for get togethers and parties. New Years, birthdays, no reason at all, any reason at all, name it, and there was always a *ton* of food... mainly chicken wings. I've been eating these amazing dishes and wings Houston finally knows about for over 15 years. From day one I would brag about these wings to friends just like my friends would brag about my mother in law's homemade egg rolls to their friends. They're worth their weight in gold. We also told Benson (and his dad, Mr. Sticky) if they ever decided to sell these wings they would easily be some of the best wings out there. Fast forward to present day and now they've been voted some of the best chicken wings in Houston.
When the decision came for Benson to introduce these wings to Houston, I suggested we do a shoot, serve up some food, and introduce the truck to the Houston area. This truck has been the product of hard work, sweat, and dedication from the entire Vivares family and Houston and its diverse food scene is the perfect place for Sticky's. Its been a year and half now since the truck hit the streets and we're finally getting to do our shoot. So on a nice and cool Saturday morning I grabbed my camera and followed Benson as he posted up for lunch and served up some of their amazing wings. Who was first in line? No other than one of my favorite chef shoots, Chef Arash Kharat.