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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First Impressions

Tommy, August 9 2021

We’ve all heard the old saying, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” But I pose the question; can you judge a wing joint by its menu? Before the Wingaddicts visit any restaurant to film an episode we always start with their Facebook page. To be fair, many places do not have a strong social media game - and that’s okay. Because next, we always pul...

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Legend of "The Boneyard"

Tommy, August 2 2021

One afternoon, in the year that never was (2020), three friends looked across the table at the pile of ravaged chicken bones piled high on a single dinner plate after an epic wing feast. Ever grateful to the birds who gave their lives for this *wingasmic experience, the friends formed a cross of celery and positioned it within the pile. “Let us pay...

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Boneless Wings

Tommy, July 26 2021

Drums or flats? Bleu cheese or ranch? Breaded or naked? These are all timeless and legitimate wing questions to bounce around with your fellow Wingaddicts. But let’s get right to the sore spot; THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS BONELESS WINGS!!!!! I know. You see them on restaurant menus. Somewhere along the way, some entrepreneurial restaurant owner - real...

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Tommy, July 18 2021

Starting with the last week in February 2021 and right up through the middle of July, we overcame lots of scheduling conflicts to shoot 21 episodes over 19 weeks to put together Wingaddicts Season Six: “So Many Wings, So Little Time.” During that span we also filmed four priceless RELAPSE episodes at J.Timothy’s, Tuck’s Tavern, TK’s American Cafe,...

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Tommy, July 13 2021

When I’m in the mood for a good pizza, I will do one of two things. I’ll either get some dough and some toppings and make one homemade, or (in 75% of the cases) I’ll either visit or order takeout from a pizza place. I’ve never ordered pizza from a Chinese restaurant, a Mexican place, a deli, or a barbecue joint. Never.

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Wing Eating MVP's

Tommy, July 5 2021

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 20 years, you’ve heard the name Joey Chestnut. No, he’s not a mob boss but he’s a BOSS nonetheless. Yesterday, on July 4, Chestnut won the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Championship on Coney Island, NY for the 14th time in the last 15 years. Wasn’t even close. Chestnut set a new World Record by eating 7...

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CT's 25 BEST Buffalo Wings

Tommy, July 1 2021

What is a perfect buffalo wing? Who serves the perfect buffalo wing? Created by accident in the early sixty’s when Terresa Bellissimo mixed up some Franks Red Hot with butter and poured it over some wings for her son and his buddies at Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY with some salad dressing to lower the heat, for years and years, “buffalo” was about the...

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Let's Talk Air Fryers

Tommy, June 21 2021

If you’re anything like me, (normally after an early morning info-mercial or a casual stroll through Macy’s) you’ve been suckered into every new-fangled kitchen gadget ever created. From a Fry Daddy to the George Foreman Grill, from waffle makers to giant electric woks, from food processors to mixers, from fondu pots to a panini press, we use them...

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What Would YOU Do?

Tommy, June 14 2021

It’s not easy to run a bar or a restaurant. Between paying the bills, ordering the supplies, hiring, training and managing the staff, dealing with unreasonable customers and the social media police it’s remarkable that so many people get into the profession. I think about that when I have dining experiences that are “less than ideal.” I’m not a com...

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