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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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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 Cafe.

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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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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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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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Don't JERK us Around!

Tommy, May 24 2021

I was barely twenty one the first time I went to Jamaica. It was the late 80’s and I laughed the first time I heard the words jerk chicken. I mean there’s a million funny things you can do with that term! But then I tasted it. Ever since then, even at home in Connecticut, jerk has been a flavor in our spice cabinets and condiments collections. I’ve...

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CT Wing History 101: Sliders

Tommy, May 17 2021

While most chicken wing enthusiasts over the age of 40 probably tasted buffalo wings at some point in the 1980’s, it really wasn’t until the early 90’s that wings really took off in the state of Connecticut. Restaurants like Hooters, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Wings & Things can be credited with popularizing wings on a national scale but the CT moveme...

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