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Tommy, February 8 2021

Got Flavored Wings?

In 1964 at the famous Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY, legend has it that the buffalo wing was born. Since then, Louisiana hot sauce and butter mixed together have become a flavor called “buffalo” and most people in the world know that flavor instantly.

Dipping buffalo wings into bleu cheese became such a phenomenon that some genius finally figured out that you can just mix the two together to create a “buffalo bleu” sauce, equally as recognizable.

Soon restaurants, bars, and wing joints started using barbecue sauce (BBQ), and then teriyaki sauce, and sweet chili. Then came the flavor boom. Before starting Wingaddicts in February 2020, I can honestly say that when ordering wings, I probably ordered good old buffalo wings, 99% of the time. And yes, bleu cheese.

TK’s in Danbury, turned me on to the flavor craze back in the late 80’s when I first tried a “flavored wing” there called Jerkodactyl (a combination of jerk, BBQ, and teriyaki). I heard angels singing. I ordered it again every time I ever went back there.

Then it was the “hot garlic” at The Southford Lodge after softball in the early 2000’s, and maybe a sweet chili somewhere along the way. Other than that, I was buffalo. Period (almost).

When we started Wingaddicts and I heard that Dew Drop Inn had over 100 flavors on their menu, I thought, “how the hell can you possibly come up with 100 flavors for a chicken wing?”

TK’s has 76 flavors. Red Rock Cafe has 69. Sliders has 35. Bidwell Tavern has 33. Hot Rod’s 30. BWW 27. Though we haven’t been there for a visit yet, Marley’s Gotham Grill in Hackettstown, New Jersey has - wait for it - 250 flavors on its wing menu. When we finally DO go there, we’ll be sure to bring sleeping bags! 

So, after a full year in the field, after over 100 YouTube episodes, I decided to do some research to see exactly how many different flavors we’ve tried. First off, on a Wingaddicts visit we (almost) ALWAYS order their traditional buffalo wing. To date, we’ve had 81 different buffalo wings in CT.

I was thinking that our flavor total would be somewhere around 100, because frankly my mind doesn’t compute more than that. To my shock, the Wingaddicts have digested 244 flavors including 29 flavors that were homemade by one of us.

Just for fun, I thought I’d run the list. Read through. I’ve included the locations WHERE we ate each wing in case one sounds good. Disclaimer: certain popular flavors (ie garlic parm, teriyaki, bbq) we’ve had at multiple spots but I only listed the first one. Are YOU a "traditionalist?" Or do some of these flavors tickle your tastebuds just a little? Haha. We'd like to know! Wings up!


Alabama White BBQ (Fork & Fire)

Angry Peach (Triple Play)

Apple Bourbon BBQ (Dew Drop)

Apple Cider (Four Dads Pub)

Applewood Smoked Bacon (Icon’s Sports Bar)

Apricot Bourbon BBQ (1754 House)

Asian Fusion (Blackboard Cafe)

Asian Ginger Dry Rub (The Lodge)

Asian Zing (BWW)

Bacon Ranch Crunch (Founders Patio)

Barbaflo (AFP)

BBQ Dry Rub (Bonfire Grille)

BBQ Jerk Wings (Wingaddicts)

BBQusabi (Blackboard Cafe)

Beer BQ (Willibrew)

Berry Balsamic Habanero (Wingaddicts)

Big Country / Teriyaki, Garlic & Hot Sauce (TK’s)

Black & Blue Dry rub (AFP)

Blistered Shishito Gorganzola (Founders Patio)

Blue Fire (Daveluy’s)

BLT Ranch Wings (Dew Drop Inn)

Boom Boom (The Hub)

Bourbon (Blackboard Cafe)

Bourbon BBQ (Beachland Smoke)

Bourbon BBQ Bacon (Dew Drop Inn)

Bourbon Chipotle (The Lodge)

Bourbon Habanero Honey (JJ Stacks)

Bourbon Street (Groggy Frogg)

Buffalemon Pepper (Wing It On)

Buffalick (AFP)

Buffalo Bacon Ranch (Sliders)

Buffalo Blue (Sliders)

Buffalo Gorganzola (Bonfire Grille)

Buffalo Dirt Style (J.Timothy)

Buffalo Doob Style (Hard Hat)

Buffalo mild

Buffalo hot

Buffalo FU hot (Groggy)

Buffalo Grilled (Willibrew)

Buffalo Maple (Center Street Social)

Buffalo Ranch Dry Rub (OJoe’s)

Buffalo Russian Rustic (Inishmor)

Buffalo Smoked (Scooter’s)

Buffalo Soldier (My Place Tap Room)

Buffalo Sriracha Kitchen Sink (Fork & Fire)

Bulleit Bourbon BBQ (Icon’s Sports Bar)

Butter Bacon Garlic Parm (MAG’s)

Cajun (Blind Rhino)

Cajun Butter (Tuck’s)

Cajun Chipotle Ranch (Wingaddicts)

Cajun Ranch (Hot Rod)

Cajun Dry Rub (Orange Ale House)

Candied Bacon Sriracha (Dew Drop Inn)

Carolina BBQ (Daveluy’s)

Cajun Garlic Parm (Center Street Social)

Cajun Honey BBQ (The Station / Fire Place)

Caribbean Jerk (BWW)

Carolina Mustard (Beachland Smoke)

Carolina Tang (OJoe’s)

Cauliflower Wings * (The Note)

Cheddar Jalapeno (Groggy Frogg)

Cherri Terri (Chubby’s)

Cherry Pepper Twist (MAG’s)

Chinese Fried Wings (Oriental Gourmet)

Chipotle Buffalo Ranch (Wingaddicts)

Chipotle Garlic (Red Rock)

Chipotle Honey BBQ (Birch Hill Tavern)

Chipotle Ranch (Crabby Al’s)

Chipotle Raspberry (Red Rock)

Cheddar Bacon BBQ (Dew Drop)

Cheesy Garlic Bread (Dew Drop)

Cherry Bourbon BBQ (Taprock)

Cherry Pepper Buffalo (Blind Rhino)

Chili Lime (Cold Creek)

Cilantro Honey Sriracha (Uncommon Grill)

Cilantro Lime (The Hub)

Cilantro Lime Tahini (Dew Drop)

Cinnamon Chipotle (Pies & Pub)

Citrus Bomb (Wingaddicts)

Citrus Bourbon Teriyaki (HooDoo Brown)

Citrus Chipotle (Mad Greek)

Citrus Chipotle BBQ (Michael’s Tap Room)

Citrus Chipotle Honey (Taprock)

Coconut Chili (Royal Coachman)

Coffee Bourbon BBQ (@thecorner)

Creamy Buffalo (Inishmor) 

Creamy Wasabi (Chubby’s)

Crystal’s Hot Mess (Groggy Frogg)

Curry Wing (Inishmor)

Dill Pickle Wings (Wingaddicts)

Dirty Bird (Rooster’s)

Dirty Dry Rub (Eli Cannon)

Dirt Wings (J.Tim’s)

Donut Wings (Tipping Chair Tavern)

Drunken Grubin Monkey (Flying Monkey)

Duck Wings (Sitting Duck, Knuckleheads)

Ethiopian (Foundry Tavern)

Eruption (Tipping Chair Tavern)

Everything Bagel (Bidwell Tavern)

Everything Spice Parmesan (Willibrew)

Fajita Dry Rub (Willibrew)

Fireball Whiskey Wings (Wingaddicts)

Firecracker (Cold Creek)

Fire Place Signature Rub (The Fire Place) 

Firey Raspberry Habanero (Wingaddicts)

Flaming BBQ (Pub 67)

Flamin’ Raspberry (16 Straits)

Flamin’ Raspberry Cuervo (Crabby Al)

Flaming Takis Taco Wings (Wingaddicts)

Fuego (MAG’s)

Garlic Buffalo (Tipping Chair Tavern)

Garlic Cajun (Pub 67)

Garlic Herb Asagio (1754)

Garlic Herb Parm (GG’s)

Garlic Honey (CJ Sparrow)

Garlic Hot Parm (Four Dads Pub)

Garlic Parm (Blind Rhino)

Garlic Parm Wet (16 Straits)

Garlic Parm Bacon (Dew Drop Inn)

Garlic Parm Honey (Jerzie Joes)

Garlic Pepper (Hot Rod)

Garlic Pepper Thai Chili (Hot Rod)

Garlic Teriyaki (Michael’s Tap Room)

General Tso (Sliders)

Ghost Pepper (Popeye’s)

Ginger & Soy BBQ Sticky (Wingaddicts)

Glazed & Infused (Knuckleheads)

Gluttony (Blackboard Cafe)

Gochujang Korean (Redding Roadhouse)

Gold BBQ (Knuckleheads)

Grandpa Joe’s Dry Rub (Cold Creek)

Green Chili Salsa Verde (1754)

Grilled Buffalo (Willibrew) 

Habanero (Dew Drop)

Habanero Blaze (Bonfire Grille)

Habanyaki (Burgerittoville)

Headway Sweet Heat (OJoe’s)

Hennesey BBQ (585 Main)

Hoisin Ghost Wings (Wingaddicts)

Hollywood (Groggy Frogg)

Honey BBQ Doob Style (Hard Hat)

Honey Bourbon BBQ (16 Straits)

Honey Garlic Parm (Jerzie Joes)

Honey Gold BBQ (J.Tims)

Honey Hot ( Tucks/ Archie Moore’s)

Honey Jack (Epicure Pizza)

Honey Jalepeno (Pub 67)

Honey Lemon Pepper Butter (Rooster’s)

Honey Mustard (16 Straits / Fire Place)

Honey Nashville Heat (585 Main)

Honey Soy Ginger (Flying Monkey)

Honey Sriracha (@thecorner)

Honey Teriyaki (Ma’s Hot Pot)

Honey Yaki ((Icon’s Sports Bar)

Horseradish (Bidwell Tavern)

Horseradish Ginger (Groggy Frogg)

Hot Bleu Cheese (Icon’s Sports Bar)

Hot Cheesy Cheeto (Dew Drop)

Hot Crack (Blackboard Cafe)

Hot Garlic (The Lodge)

Hot Honey (16 Straits)

Hot & Smokey (1754)

Hot & Sweet (Jerzie Joes)

Hot Tamale (Firehouse Grill)

Hot Teriyaki (Blackboard Cafe)

Hub Signature House Rub (The Hub)

Huckleberry Habanero (Wingredient)

Huli-Huli (Founder’s Patio)

Irish Coffee Wings (Tipping Chair Tavern)

Irish Fairy Dust (Inishmor)

Italian Roasted Buffalo (Wingaddicts)

Jacked up Buffalo (Jerzie Joe’s)

Jalapeno Mango (Royal Coachman)

Jalapeno Popper Wings (Wingaddicts)

Jamaican Jerk (CJ Sparrows)

Jameson BBQ (66 Church)

Jerkadactyle (TK’s)

Jerk Dry Rub (Daveluy’s)

Jerk Smoked (Reid’s BBQ)

John’s Mistake / Honey, Teriyaki & Hot sauce (TK’s)

Kick Ass Bayou (Dew Drop Inn)

Kicked Up Cayenne (Sliders)

Kickin Jalapeno (BWW)

Kimchi Wings (The Beamhouse)

Kitchen Sink (Beachland Smoke)

Korean BBQ (Hop Haus)

Kuhn’s Chili Wings (Wingaddicts)

Lava (Eli Cannon’s)

Lemon Pepper (Cover Two)

Mango Habanero (Hometown Pizza)

Maple Bacon (Tuck’s)

Maple Bourbon Bacon (Bonfire Grille)

Maple Bourbon Dry Rub (Five Corners)

Maple Chipotle (@thecorner)

Maple Habanero Buffalo (Wingaddicts)

Mango Jalapeno Wings (Wingaddicts)

Maple Sriracha (1754)

Maryland Old Bay (Smokin With Chris)

Maui Wowie (Bonfire Grille)

Memphis BBQ (Tipping Chair Tavern)

Mesquite Dry Rub (Groggy Frogg)

Mexican Hot (Bidwell Tavern)

Miso Glaze (Birch Hill Tavern)

Mistake (Cover Two)

Montana Ale (Wingredient)

Montreal Butter (Dew Drop Inn)

Mustard Pretzel Wings (Wingaddicts)

Nacho Wings (Dew Drop Inn)

Naked (JP Dempsey)

Nahsville (Taprock)

Nashville Hot (KFC/ Dew Drop)

New Zealand (OJoe’s)

NY Buffalo (Smokin With Chris)

Old Bay Buffalo (Riverwalk Social)

Orange Chicken (BWW)

Orange Ginger (Rooster’s)

Orange Ginger Chili (Wingaddicts)

Orange Jerk (Hop Haus)

Oy Vey! (Willibrew)

Paranormal (Hot Rod)

Pastrami Dry Rub (ABC co)

Peanut Butter & Jelly (Dew Drop Inn)

Pepperoni Parm (Founder’s Patio)

Pig Wings (Knuckleheads)

Pineapple Calypso (Michael’s Tap Room)

Pineapple Habanero (Hop Haus)

Pineapple Jalapeno BBQ (Ma’s Hot Pot)

Pineapple Mango Habanero (Dew Drop Inn)

Pink Peppercorn Lemon Curd (Dew Drop Inn)

Pizza Wings (BWW)

Plumb Ginger (The Note)

Plum Sriracha (Blind Rhino)

Ragin’ Buffalo (Jerzie Joes)

Ranch Dry Rub (Redding Roadhouse)

Raspberry Bourbon (Archie Moore’s)

Red White & Bleu (Tuck’s)

Reese’s Cup Wings (Dew Drop Inn)

Rhode Island (Cover Two)

RJ’s Buffalo (RJ’s Sauce/ Rochester)

Roasted Pablano BBQ (Fork & Fire)

Rooster Sauce (Rooster’s)

Royal Rooster (Rooster’s)

Rustic (Inishmor)

Salt & Vinegar (Notch8)

Scotch Bonnet (Notch8)

Screamin’ Demon (Side Street)

Sesame BBQ (The Note)

Sesame Garlic (Notch8)

Seven Spice (AFP)

Shmokin’ Buffalo (Scooter’s)

Sicilian Dry Rub (GG’s Wood Fired Pizza)

Slow Death Wings (Scooter’s)

Smoke & Fire Dry Rub (Knuckleheads)

Smoked Buffalo (Beechland Smoke)

Smoked Habanero (Reid’s BBQ)

Smoke House Wings (Fire Place)

Smokey Buffalo BBQ (Wingaddicts)

Smores (Dew Drop Inn)

Soyracha (CJ Sparrow)

Spicy Asian (Jerzie Joe’s)

Spicy Bourbon (Knuckleheads)

Spicy Dry Rub (Wingaddicts)

Spicy Garlic (JJ Stacks/ Fire Place)

Spicy General Tso Sriracha (Wingaddicts)

Spicy Ginger Beer (Wingaddicts)

Spicy Honey Garlic (Daveluy’s)

Spicy Maple Cider Wings (Wingaddicts)

Spicy Maui Wings (TK’s)

Spicy Monkey (Flying Monkey)

Spicy Peach Ginger (Red Rock)

Spicy Soyracha (Wingaddicts)

Spicy Steakhouse (Wingaddicts)

Sriracha Garlic Teriyaki (Wingaddicts)

Sriracha Honey (Eli Cannon’s)

Sriracha Lime (Red Rock)

Sticky Asian Wings (Five Corners)

Sticky Hot Garlic (Bidwell Tavern)

St Louis Dry Rub (Mulberry St)

Strawberry Habanero (Dew Drop Inn)

Strawberry Habanero Balsamic (Wingaddicts)

Susie Q Wings (Pippa’s)

Sweet Basil Buffalo (Wingaddicts)

Sweet Chili Hot (OJoe’s)

Sweet Chili Gorganzola (Daveluy’s)

Sweet Chili, Honey Mustard, Jalapeno Garlic (Wingaddicts)

Sweet Heat Buffalo (8fifty)

Sweet Hot (Daveluy’s)

Sweet Jerk (Rooster’s)

Sweet Red Chili (J.Tim’s)

Sweet & Sassy Party Wings (Wingaddicts)

Sweet & Sour (Cold Creek, Bertie's)

Sweet & Sour Sriracha (Wingaddicts)

Sweet & Spicy (Negril Sports Bar)

Sweet Thai Chili (AFP)

Taco (Center Street Social)

Taco Chili Lime Wings (Wingaddicts)

Tacos & Tequila Wings (Wingaddicts)

Tangy BBQ (Five Corners)

Tavern Hot (Cold Creek)

TCT House Dry (Tipping Chair Tavern)

Teriyaki Jerk (GG’s)

Tequila Lime (JJ Stacks)

Tequila Lime BBQ (Senor Pancho’s)

Teriyaki (Royal Coachman Tavern)

Teriyaki Citrus (Four Dads Pub)

Teriyaki Ranch (Blarneys)

Thai Chili (ABC co)

Thai Peanut (CJ Sparrow)

Tobasco Teriyaki Butter (Dew Drop Inn)

Togarashi Smoked (Que Whiskey)

Togarashi Brown Sugar (Blind Rhino)

Truffle (@thecorner)

Truffle Parm (Jesse Camilles)

Tumbleweed / Cajun, Teriyaki, Honey BBQ & Suicide (TK’s)

Two in the Pool (Eli Cannon)

Ugly Elf / Cajun,Teriyaki & Honey Mustard (TK’s) 

Vinny’s Special (Hometown)

Wango Tango (Side Street Grille)

Wasabi Drizzle (OJoe’s)

Wasabi Oriental Seseme (Red Rock)

Wasabi Ranch (Mad Greek)

Wasabiyaki (Groggy Frogg)

Wet Cajun Grilled (Willibrew)

XXX Habanero (Michael’s Tap Room)

* Of this list, 31 flavors are Wingaddicts flavors, mostly made by Wingchef Ryan in his laboratory! 

* One flavor (cauliflower wings) aren't actually "wings." But we needed a vegan option too, and they were good!

Do you have any good recipe's or favorite flavors around? Let us know!!  "So many wings, so little time!"

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