Spread Your Wings

Tommy, August 31 2022

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!"

Tommy, August 8 2022

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

Tommy, July 11 2022

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!

Tommy, July 6 2022

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!

Tommy, June 20 2022

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!

Tommy, June 13 2022

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

Tommy, June 6 2022

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...

Tommy, May 30 2022

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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Tommy, May 23 2022

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

Tommy, May 16 2022

“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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