Wing History

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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Girl Power?

Tommy, September 12 2021

In a field of eleven competitive eaters, ten of which were men and a single woman, Miki Sudo defeated them all on Sunday, September 5, to claim the US National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in New York. Sudo, a 36, had won the Women’s Championship at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest seven years in a ro...

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FULL SEASON SIX RECAP

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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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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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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