Connecticut Wings

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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The FIRST Wings in Connecticut

Tommy, April 25 2022

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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My Compliments to the Chef

Tommy, April 11 2022

When you think about a chef, do you conjure up images of the TV celebrity chefs like Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay, Alton Brown, Giada, or the Pioneer Woman? Over the years, especially since 2020, it seems like the Food Channel shows have become more popular than ever, many of them featuring cooking challenges and highlighting top chefs from...

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Hot Ones

Connecticut "Hot Ones!"

Tommy, March 28 2022

Sean Evans has gained fame through his series called “Hot Ones” on the First We Feast YouTube channel. There, he interviews celebrities while taking them through a series of ten very hot wings as they sweat, laugh and cry. I mean it’s funny to watch people suffer, right? It just is.

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Best 31 Wings in 2021 (Part Three)

Tommy, December 13 2021

Hey Wingaddicts!!! So, as 2021 comes racing to an end we now look back on 68 different restaurants we visited this year, the 404 plates of wings we destroyed, and all the new flavors as we ran our two-year total to 357! Can you even fathom 357 different flavors of wings? We had SO many great times, met so many great owners, and enjoyed so many diff...

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BEST 31 WINGS IN 2021 (Part Two)

Tommy, December 6 2021

Hey Wingaddicts!!! So, as 2021 comes racing to an end we look back on 67 restaurants we visited this year, the 399 plates of wings we destroyed, and all the new flavors as we ran our two-year total to 354! Can you even fathom 354 different flavors of wings? We had SO many great times, met so many great owners, and enjoyed so many different wings bu...

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BEST 31 WINGS IN 2021 (Part One)

Tommy, November 30 2021

Hey Wingaddicts!!! So, as 2021 comes racing to an end we look back on 66 restaurants we visited this year, the 396 plates of wings we destroyed, and all the new flavors as we ran our two-year total to 351! Can you even fathom 351 different flavors of wings? We had SO many great times, met so many great owners, and enjoyed so many different wings bu...

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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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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 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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