Wing/Drink Pairings

Tommy, October 18 2021

While filming a Wingaddicts episode at GG’s Pizza in Milford, owner George Pastorok emerged from the bar with two ice cold glasses of lemonade. “I want you guys to try these,” he said in what seemed like a strange request at the time. “I’ve always wondered what drinks pair well with wings.”

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Size Matters!

Tommy, October 11 2021

Of course, we read every single post and comment that comes through the "Wingaddicts Community” group on Facebook, and some get me thinking to the point where they inspire blog posts. Lately, there have been quite a few comments regarding the size of the wings at certain restaurants. While it’s an absolute fact that chicken wings range in size from...

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HOT SHOTS ONLY!

Tommy, September 30 2021

So, you think you’re a hot shot? Are you one of those heat lovers who asks for the hottest wings wherever you go? That used to be me back in my twenties but, just like with the concept of chugging alcohol, experience has brought me wisdom. Even when I am compelled to “try” some hot wings, I do so with the full understanding of the merciless torture...

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Wing Prices!

Tommy, September 20 2021

So, in case nobody’s noticed, wing prices are soaring. It’s not your fault, it’s not the Wingaddicts’ fault, and it’s certainly not the restaurant owners’ fault. Without getting into the minutia, there's a long ripple effect of events stemming from the covid shutdown in our country that have left restaurant owners with three choices (all bad). They...

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Girl Power?

Tommy, September 12 2021

In a field of eleven competitive eaters, ten of which were men and a single woman, Miki Sudo defeated them all on Sunday, September 5, to claim the US National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in New York. Sudo, a 36, had won the Women’s Championship at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest seven years in a ro...

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Blind Rhino Buffalo Wing Champ!

Tommy, September 6 2021

Casey Dohme and his boys from The Blind Rhino took home four trophies from the US National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, NY this weekend. "It was crazy," Casey explained. "We were slinging wings all weekend long, probably like six, seven, or eight thousand. On Sunday, Drew (Cerza) came up to us and said, 'I hope you guys have a big car,' and ha...

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The Missing (W)ingredient

Tommy, August 31 2021

In this wonderful world of wings, we’re constantly discovering new flavors and new cooking techniques. We tend to go back and revisit our favorite restaurants who do it the best and, every once and a while, we’ll fire up some of the homemade variety. In the Wingaddicts Community on Facebook, I’m impressed and quite often mystified by some of the am...

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THE Best Smoked Wings

Tommy, August 23 2021

“Who has the best wings?” It’s a question we get every single day when we meet new Wingaddicts. “It’s an impossible question to answer,” is the only way to honestly reply. Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. Or the “wing-holder” in this case. Stay with me . . . In addition to the fact that there are different sizes of wings and hundreds of...

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Wing King? Naugy vs Southington

Tommy, August 16 2021

In a Wingaddicts blog post earlier in the year we floated out the idea that just maybe Naugatuck was the “Wing Capital” of Connecticut. With nine Wingaddicts episodes shot in Naugy and another three recommendations that we haven’t yet explored, it was a compelling argument. "But wait," said Southington. “We’d agree to a 10-round fight, winner take...

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Saying a Sad Goodbye

Tommy, August 13 2021

One of the things we always say about our Wingaddicts adventures is when we walk into a new place to shoot an episode we normally walk in as total strangers. And in almost every case we walk out as friends. That’s exactly what happened when we made a stop at American Forged Pub in Naugatuck on a snowy winter night eight months ago, and today all th...

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