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The "Central Wing Trail" is the third (and smallest) of the seven trails on the new CT Wing Trail. It includes eleven wing spots smack dab in the center of the state. Unique from the other CT Wing Trails, this one contains some very heavy hitters from Plainville and Southington only! You almost don't need a car as this entire trail is only ten...

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The Southwest CT Trail (2 of 7)

The Southwestern Wing Trail is the second of SEVEN Trails on the new CT Wing Trail and consists of 13 wing spots in the southwestern region of Connecticut. Each one is unique in its own rite and each one will provide a memorable wing experience. If you'd like a video preview, just click on the wing photos below to see the Wingaddicts visit and...

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The Northwest CT Trail (1 of 7)

The Northwestern Wing Trail is the first of SEVEN Trails on the new CT Wing Trail and consists of 13 wing spots in the northwestern region of Connecticut. Each one is unique in its own rite and each one will provide a memorable wing experience. If you'd like a video preview, just click on the wing photos below to see the Wingaddicts visit and...

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The CT Wing Trail is HERE!

OK. We did it! After multiple requests over the past three years, and hours in the board room, the Wingaddicts have finally created the world's most-amazing chicken wing challenge. We've created The Connecticut Wing Trail! The idea sounds simple at first. Pick out the best 15 wing destinations in Connecticut and call it a wing trail. But not so...

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The 2022 'Golden Wing' Awards

At the conclusion of each year, we award our Annual "Golden Wing Awards" to the TOP 3 restaurants with the most-viewed episodes on our Wingaddicts YouTube Channel. And this year's winners were exceptional in every way! They say that the most-magical things sometimes happen by

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22 "In Review"

As we reflect back on the year 2022, our third full year at Wingaddicts, what a special year it was. In the spirit of all the “Year in Review” recaps we’ll all be forced to endure for the next week, I thought I’d beat them all to the punch! Indulge me! We started the year off by soft launching our ever-improving Wingaddicts App (free in your app...

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“Open a restaurant,” they said. “It will be fun,” they said. And sometimes it is. But the not-so-secret truth is that 60% of new restaurants don’t survive their first year in business. After four years, 80% are finished. You’ve probably heard of the 80/20 rule. It still applies but the odds are

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To Sauce, or Not to Sauce?

That is the question. Scientists have discovered compelling evidence that suggests I may have been an actual Wingaddict long before I ever ate chicken wings. At the grocery store with my mother (and my two little brothers) I’d often get lost because I dropped anchor in the condiments aisle while mom kept

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Spread Your Wings

My father and I meet for breakfast regularly at our favorite diner on the planet. We always go at the same time, sit at the same table, and order the same thing; coffee and the hash special with eggs, well-done homefries and wheat toast. We've had it a hundred times. This morning, as I sat and looked around the diner I took a minute (maybe for the...

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"More Wings Please!"

The year 2022 is a little more than half way in the books and what a half year it's been! 1. We started up our "Saucy Saturdays" series with YouTube episodes featuring 16 different sauce brands that you can purchase nationwide. 2. We successfully launched the world's first chicken wing app "Wingaddicts Starter Wings" which helps you find (and even...

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Best Dry Rub Wings in CT

So last week, I published Part One of "Best Dry Rub Wings in CT"  in this Under The Wing-fluence blog and, as promised, here's this week's dramatic conclusion. Full disclosure: When proclaiming the "best" of anything I always feel it's important to point out the fact that it's always subjective. That means it's someone's opinion. Furthermore, we do...

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Best Dry Rub Wings!

Ever since I was old enough to squirt ketchup on my french fries at the diner, I have been a lover of "external sauces." Every chef's nightmare, I reach for the A-1 Spicy for my 32 oz ribeye steak. I wanted to get married in the condiments aisle at the grocery store, but my wife wouldn't have it.

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My Mouth Is On FIRE!

You’ve been there, right? Your ego got the best of you and you said, “Sure, bring me the hottest wings on your menu.” I mean, how bad can it be? Peppers contain a chemical called capsaicin which activates receptors on your lips, mouth and tongue creating the burning heat sensation. Different peppers have higher levels of capsaicin and chicken wing...

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CT Wing History - Just DOOB It!

As we continue to celebrate Wing History Month (OK, I just made that up - but why not?) we need to take a trip back to the turn of the millennium to a Connecticut town called North Haven. It was there that John Acanfora purchased a long-standing drinking hole and turned it into Hard Hat

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Buffalo is NOT the Wing Authority

I was reading an article this weekend from WYRK (a country music radio station in Buffalo) that said “Chicken Wing and Ranch Milkshake Goes Viral; Buffalo is Horrified.” You might have seen the meme showing the vanilla milkshake with wings, ranch dressing, hot sauce being served at a University of Miami baseball game.

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Serving Better Wings...

After years of trial and error we have finally identified one of THE most-important ingredients (which some restaurants completely ignore) that make chicken wings taste better every time. Seriously. Through several hundred case studies, we've been able to factually conclude something that we already knew. It doesn't matter the flavor or cooking sty...

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Have you ever been on vacation, traveling on business, or just out driving around when suddenly your chicken wing addiction strikes? Where to go? What to do? Anxiety immediately sets in. Your palms begin to sweat and you end up ordering room service or at a KFC drive through. Epic failure.

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Good, Better, Best

“Wingstop sucks!”  (Yet, somehow, it's a $2.4 Billion company.) “Dew Drop has the best wings in the state, hands down!” (But what if I want a smoked bbq wing?) “J. Timothy's kills Dew Drop all day!” (What if I want extra spicy?) "Archie Moore's is the ONLY place to go for wings. Nobody else compares.” (But what if I like jerk wings or PB&J?)

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Does Size Matter?

Having been a competitive and (fairly) high-level athlete in my younger years, I completely understand the concept of striving to be the very best. Having also been a rabid sports fan for ALL of my life, I also understand the definitions of words like loyalty, rivalry, and delusion.

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The FIRST Wings in Connecticut

At the beginning of my senior year in high school, in the fall of 1981, exactly zero people went into a Connecticut restaurant and ordered a plate of chicken wings. They simply weren’t on anybody’s menu. And why would they be? While some restaurants used them for soup stock, chicken wings (like chicken necks, backs and feet today) were a part of th...

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The Wingaddicts Story

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In February of 2020, two local CT boys had the idea to start a "just for fun" Facebook group revolving around chicken wings. Tommy Wyatt and Don Peronace started by visiting local restaurants that specialize in wings, shooting short videos, and posting in the group they called "Wingaddicts Community."

Then the Covid pandemic hit. Suddenly restaurants were closed and "takeout" was the only option. Sadly, wings don't do very well on takeout because they get soggy during transport. So the Wingaddicts decided to order takeout, but eat them in the parking lot. Using the hood of their Jeep Wrangler as a table, "Wings on the Hood" was born.

Next, the duo brought some expertise into the family by adding an actual chef, Ryan Pasler. With Wingchef Ryan, the Wingaddicts have been able to add 20 of their own personal wing sauce recipes (not yet available to the public).

Halfway through 2021, the Wingaddicts have eaten over 10,000 chicken wings from over 200 Connecticut establishments. More than 215 short episodes of Wingaddicts Seasons 1-9, are available for viewing at

Come join the party! Subscribe to the channel and get instant notifications when a new episode is released. And be sure to read our weekly blog for all things wings. When it comes to wings, the Wingaddicts have got you covered.




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