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« on: August 05, 2009, 03:47:40 PM »
After eating lots and lots of wings all my life, I have to ask everyone, what's your favorite flavor and place to eat or get them from?

I love Honey Garlic, Some Mild, and Some Cajun flavors.

As for places to eat, here in Toronto, we have some decent places if you ever come to visit.

There is this place call All-Stars, they apparently offer 100 flavors and I recommend it. There's also Shoeless Joes, which does wings really great as well. A darkhorse place is out in the West end of the city called Coopers. They do their wings really great as well.

There's a bunch of Tuesday specials around the city so the best days to get wings would be then.

So, your favorite flavors and places you would recommend in your city?

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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2009, 03:51:14 PM »
I love the regular buffalo wings. 

I usually get them from BW3's, Hooters, Wings ETC (twice), or I make my own.

I love the breading on Hooters wings.

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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2009, 04:04:14 PM »
Wingstop, the atomic wings are good and hot.  I also like their garlic parmesean and hawaiian flavors.

Hooters Wings, as much as everyone likes to say sucks, are actually pretty decent if you ask me, and all you can eat for $8 or so every wednesday night is a pretty good deal.
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2009, 04:38:06 PM »
Wingstop, the atomic wings are good and hot.  I also like their garlic parmesean and hawaiian flavors.

Hooters Wings, as much as everyone likes to say sucks, are actually pretty decent if you ask me, and all you can eat for $8 or so every wednesday night is a pretty good deal.


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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2009, 05:03:28 PM »
Being in Buffalo, I can pretty much go in anywhere and get a good chicken wing. 

If anyone ever finds themselves (unfortunately) in the area...do yourself a favor.  Don't go to BW3s or another chain.  Those are shitty wings.  You get your best wings in any mom and pops Pizza place that's on every street corner.  For some reason tourists don't seem to know that.

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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2009, 06:03:55 PM »
I looove chicken wings~ Hot wings especially. Not suicide because it's too hard for me to eat, but definitely super hot.

Edmonton mostly sucks for wings. No real cheap nights, mostly 0.35 cents on Wednesdays most places. There used to be a place with 0.10 cent wings but they sucked and now they've raised prices. I find picking up wings from the local M&M Meat Shop is the best option

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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2009, 04:21:47 PM »
About 20 years ago is when I first remember seeing "buffalo wings" but I'm sure they have been around before that.  Extended family members in Texas showed us how to make them with frozen "party wings" from safeway, a 6oz bottle of Louisianna hot sauce (like the Crystal name brand style) mixed with a stick of BUTTer.  You cook the wings for about 30 min on a sheet in the oven, take them out, dunk em in the sauce then another 30 min.  Keep the sauce on hand to dunk 'em if you like them spicier.  You can skip the 60 minutes in the oven if you have a deep frier but then you don't have that "cooked in" sauce goodness.

For a local place, in the "buffalo wings" vein, "T's diner" in San Francisco had a sign that was the silhouette of a chicken sitting in a frying pan, screaming fire out it's beak while being cooked, presumably, alive.  Several boasts about their hot wings and varieties of sauce got me to hit them up but I don't think they were any better than a Hooters restaurant to be honest.  At least they offered order sizes up to 50 wings at a time so you didn't look crazy buying a bunch for parties.  Nice thing is they offer crudities with it for free but they default to blue cheese rather than ranch as the side, so remember to ask for ranch if you're a fan of ranch.

As far as fried chicken wings go I like breaded or battered in some way.  I remember grabbing some "hot wings" from KFC in high school and losing my mind at how good they were.  I have to clarify though as apparently the San Francisco, Bay Area, KFCs have some kind of completely different layout on their menu from the rest of the world and I've shit deep in this conversation before.  They look like the "fiery buffalo" wings here http://www.kfc.com/menu/chicken_wings.asp but they have no sauce on them at all, just that breading and they offer the flavors on the side.  (On a side note, we have ZERO access to the "boneless wings" they serve at all either, so strange...)  Sizzler serves the same wings, basically, in their all you can eat salad bar hot section, if you have a Sizzler around for reference.  I love that style with the KFC hot sauce in little black packets which I'd say is basically Louisiana Hot sauce again.

My sister is a recent convert to Popeye's chicken.  Before that, the only time I'd heard anyone talk about Popeye's chicken was a standup comedian at Cobb's who said, "If you are forced to choose between a piece of chicken on the ground and a bucket of Popeye's chicken, you eat the chicken on the ground." ::)

As to spicy stuff vs. mild or whatever, my dad was an amateur "eater-of-hot-shit" so I was raised around a lot of that crap.  I'm not so amazing pro but I find no spice really in stuff like Crystal or Tabasco sauce level spice.  There was a short lived, spicy Crystal and that is about the level I start noticing the heat.  I don't think it's worth eating if there is no actual taste to the spicier stuff but I also hate when the sauce might as well be ketchup!

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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2009, 12:59:18 PM »
The best wings I've ever had are from a place called Riverview Restaurant & Tavern in Campbellford, Ontario.  I make sure to go there anytime I'm in the area, preferring the ranch and honey teriyaki flavours.

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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2009, 08:21:48 AM »
After eating lots and lots of wings all my life, I have to ask everyone, what's your favorite flavor and place to eat or get them from?

I love Honey Garlic, Some Mild, and Some Cajun flavors.

As for places to eat, here in Toronto, we have some decent places if you ever come to visit.

There is this place call All-Stars, they apparently offer 100 flavors and I recommend it. There's also Shoeless Joes, which does wings really great as well. A darkhorse place is out in the West end of the city called Coopers. They do their wings really great as well.

There's a bunch of Tuesday specials around the city so the best days to get wings would be then.

So, your favorite flavors and places you would recommend in your city?

Duffs and Einstein's (both on College St.) laugh in the direction of your pussy-ass Shoeless Joe's wings.

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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2009, 09:38:23 AM »
Which is the famous one in Buffalo? Duff's? I went there the Saturday before a Bills game once, it was pretty fucking good.


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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2009, 10:05:48 AM »
Anchor Bar is the place where they originated...that's the one that most people head out to.  I've lived here for most of my 30 years...and I've never actually eaten there.

Duffs is also popular.

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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2009, 02:07:47 AM »
Both Duffs and Anchor Bar are the best in Buffalo, and are the best in the Western New York region.

At home I always head out to the Reeb House and when I'm in Calgary, The Rusty Cage is a good spot to get wings as well.

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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2009, 12:04:18 AM »
I had some grilled wings from pump and patio that sorta blew my mind.  Not necessarily big, but tasty as fuck.  With rubicon (rip) burned down, it's an ok alternative for the area.

Can't believe we got a coopers reference on the board, too.

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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2009, 08:29:59 PM »
I hate wings. In fact, I hate all meat with bone in it. The boneless wings are nice though.

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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2009, 10:34:56 PM »
I don't understand the obsession with these wing places of placing "spiciness" over flavor. A lot of the chains around here advertise how hot their wings are. I just want wings that taste good!

Incidentally all the chains have their pluses and minuses. Either the flavor is good, but there's not enough meat, or there is a lot of meat, but it gives me digestive problems, or they just flat out just extremely need to drown it in various hot sauces despite being bountiful in the meat.

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« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2009, 12:41:30 PM »
I hate wings. In fact, I hate all meat with bone in it. The boneless wings are nice though.

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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2009, 12:29:49 PM »
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I don't understand the obsession with these wing places of placing "spiciness" over flavour. A lot of the chains around here advertise how hot their wings are. I just want wings that taste good!

Yes. I'll gladly shit through the eye of a needle the next day if the wings actually taste good. I don't get the frat-boy mentality of "bet you can't handle how hot our wings are" either.

To add to both the above point and the discussion, I've always been partial to a dozen buffalo wings; not too saucy, and a little crispy. That's just my preference, I'm not picky about how they're ultimately prepared.

I don't want to say I'm a wing purist, but I've been historically cautious about any type of wings other than hot or honey bbq. But at dinner with my mother in 2007, she coaxed me into trying Thai and dill pickle wings. She was right about Thai food, Indian food, and Vietnamese food (and I'm surprisingly close-minded about the foodstuff of other cultures), so I gave 'em a shot. I really liked both, but that's still the long and short of my venture.

I've surely mentioned Wacky Wings in the Falls that boasts 150 different kinds of wings, which seems kind of silly to me.

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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2009, 12:56:28 PM »
You're not kidding.



Talk about overkill. Some of these sound like they could be really good though.

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« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2009, 01:04:54 PM »
So as someone heading to Buffalo- where should I eat my wings? I think my friend insists we go to one of the place that claims to invent them.

But what's the best place?

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« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2009, 01:16:00 PM »
So as someone heading to Buffalo- where should I eat my wings? I think my friend insists we go to one of the place that claims to invent them.

But what's the best place?

It is tempting to try the Anchor Bar, and it's not like you'll be disappointed, but I wasn't blown away. Someone mentioned Mom&Pop restaurants (although that might have been the Chicago thread) - I'll take that side, but if I'm going to suggest a place, try the Pearl St. Bar and Grill. On Sabres game nights, they have an all-you-can-eat buffet of pizza, wings, ziti, and beef on wick. Only the wings were memorably good, so I more than filled up on that.

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« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2009, 01:17:00 PM »
We're going to a Sabres game that night

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« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2009, 02:11:30 PM »
We're going to a Sabres game that night
Then there ya go.

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« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2009, 02:12:25 PM »
I don't know if you drink beer or not, but they had an impressive number of microbreweries. I tried a Don Cherry. It was terrible, it tasted like a mixture of cough syrup and beer, but I couldn't not get a beer named Don Cherry.

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« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2009, 02:29:04 PM »
I'm not a beer drinker, but my friends will be. We're only gonna be in Buffalo for one night, so I think we only have room for one wings place.

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« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2009, 03:18:51 PM »
Duffs is a solid place to get wings bob.

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« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2009, 04:15:40 AM »
The worst part about that wacky wings place is that you can't start splitting up flavors until you order at least 40 wings.   What a bunch of bitches.

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« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2009, 06:09:31 AM »
I order honey garlic chicken wings all the time.

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« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2019, 02:14:36 AM »
Been watching "Hot Ones" on Youtube. The set up is the host interviews a celebrity from random genres of entertainment. During the interview they eat progressively hotter wings. Been kicking over rocks and finding friends that might be prone to doing something ridiculous like this with me.

My biggest issue is turning the sauces I get into wing worthy sauce. It seems essentially getting a butter to sauce ratio down correctly, shake the wings in it, done. I highly doubt they're just shaking these wings in pure sauce. Plus most of the sauces are $6-$15 (the signature final sauce is $65-$70) so I'd need assurances of participation and/or assistance even if we do a slimmed down version of 5 sauces instead of 10.

Last night to kind of gauge where I'm at, I ordered sriracha glazed wings from a local pizza joint. The first couple, I was like "damn these are some great wings, good zing, there's a little sweetness from whatever the glaze is (probably honey)." Might be the best wings I've had in a very long time. As I started getting deeper into the meal, around 7 or 8 wings, the sweat was starting to accumulate on my forehead and my sinuses were opening up. My side of salted fries wasn't helping, nor was water. I can't use ranch, blue cheese, or milk to take the edge off due to restrictions. Then I got to a point where it was 4 wings left, saving them for another day seemed pointless, but finishing them seemed like torture. I dug in.

Each one burned my mouth a little more than the last. I was damn near in tears when I finished, nose running uncontrollably, coughing up phlegm from the depths of hell. I went take my prescribed antacid and gerd meds along with sleep medicine to knock me out. I washed my hands and then scrubbed soap in my facial hair and all over my lips. The base in the soap did not take out the sting. I flossed out the bits of meat still in my teeth. Brushing did not improve my condition, only time did.

So yeah, the wing challenge is one wing per sauce and not eating a series of a singular sauce, so it might be a different animal to do that challenge. On the show sriracha is in some episodes and it is usually an earlier sauce. So, I have work to do on my tolerance.

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« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2019, 04:16:12 AM »
When I owned a “restaurant,” I had twelve wing sauces. Butter was never an ingredient and sriracha was a sauce in and of itself that I called Fiery Garlic.
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« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2019, 03:35:55 PM »
When I owned a “restaurant,” I had twelve wing sauces. Butter was never an ingredient and sriracha was a sauce in and of itself that I called Fiery Garlic.
Thanks. I might pick your brain in the future if I do the wing thing.