FRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2401 posts, RR: 10 Posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2828 times:
Seeing a previous thread on spicy/hot foods, it got me thinking about possibly one of my favorite party foods of all time. BUFFALO WINGS! For those of us here that are fans, do you have a preferred flavor? Where do you get your favorites? Do you make them yourselves? Please share.
For me it would have to be the wings at Papa Johns Pizza. yeah I know I may get flack for this but they are always so juicy (not dry) and are usually smothered in possibly one of the best wings sauces that isn't home made. The skin just peels off and there is always so much chicken. I've had the wings at Wing Stop, Wings n' More and Buffalo Wild Wings but they're either extremely dry, have little meat on them or their skin is rock hard/over cooked. As far as flavors I always stick with the original. I've tried some of their others but was never a fan.
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vikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 11117 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2819 times:
Hell yes! Buffalo wings are awesome - I'm always on the lookout for a new place to try.
Personally, I prefer boneless wings (or strips, or whatever you want to call them). There's a place called The Slice near my apartment that has great boneless buffalo wings. There is/was a place in East Providence, RI called Wings & Things or Wing Stop (I forget which) that has awesome boneless buffalo-garlic chunks.
Oddly enough, the Cheesecake Factory has great buffalo strips. Chili's has decent ones.
Buffalo strips + blue cheese = awesome.
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DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7843 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2802 times:
Quoting FRAspotter (Thread starter): For me it would have to be the wings at Papa Johns Pizza. yeah I know I may get flack for this
You will, but I've found that their wings are nothing if consistent. Decent sized (I hate it when you get wings that look like they came off of a parrot), properly cooked, and generally well sauced. On the other hand Domino's new wings are pretty bad. While I don't mind breaded wings, they are the norm in many spots in central New York, these were bad. Soggy too thick breading and bad sauces.
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Rabenschlag From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 1055 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2770 times:
Although I'm a noob when it comes to Buffalo wings, I can infer that they are not buffalo wings as buffalos have no wings. So it is chicken, I suppose, but why the weird misnoma? Can someone with a modicum of cultural knowledge explain?
Fly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2732 times:
I like the food, but only the spicy stuff and not that crap in honey BBQ horse manure.
As for the restaurant otherwise known as Buffalo Wild Wings, burn them, burn them all!!! F'ing disgusting, they can't even get a flippin burger right (who the hell f's up a burger!?!?), service is always terrible and their wings are mediocre at best. Their sauces aren't too bad though I'll give them that. And I've reluctantly gone to several of their locations, on both coasts.
N6238P From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2653 times:
One of my favorite wings comes from the trashier version of Hooters known as Show-me's which can be found in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Missouri. Their hot wing taste like a stick of butter and I've found whole slices of jalapeno in the sauce for spicy barbecue. Not to mention every day $1.50 Keystone Light drafts.
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JetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3096 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2652 times:
I LOVE BUFFALO WINGS!!!
There is a place here in town called Crazy Weiners I've been trying to get Adam on Man vs Food to check out. I've never ever had a problem with spicy food. You put it in front of me and I'll take it, no problem. This place however, I ate two of their wings and I was dying. It took pretty much the entire afternoon to fully get over it. Then, that night when I was taking my contacts out, despite washing my hands, some of the residue got into my eyes, and it was definitely on par with pepper spray. Anyway, this place has a challenge...15 wings in 30 minutes and you get a picture on the wall, tshirt, and $25 bar tab. I usually get one or two of these wings whenever I go in there along with my regular order.
Kirkseattle From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2643 times:
Yum Yum Yum! I love wings too !
There's a small chain in Seattle called Wing Dome (after our old stadium, King Dome). They have a great menu of wings with a choice of how hot you wan them 1-6 or, if you dare, 7. yikes! I'm more of a 4 kind of guy. But they also make flavored wings.
I also enjoy making them on my own. Costco has a good selection of wings ( you need to cut them with a good knife...my Wusthof set works great). I also found a great recipe from Alton Brown from the Food Network. He recommends steaming the wings for like 20 minutes, then placing them on a rack in the fridge for an hour. This allows the fat to drip off and you can easily wipe off any excess. It's great because less smoke in the kitchen. Bake them for like 45 minutes and then I toss them in the sauce (Tabasco and butter). Mmmmmmmmm.
bananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1605 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2597 times:
I'm not particularly keen on chicken wings, but love Chili's Boneless Buffalo Wings. Very very nice. I was very disappointed when the company who ran Chili's in the UK went under - they had a restaurant in my home town.
Haven't found them much over here yet, so they remain a treat to be looked forward to when I travel to the US.
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Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 11): Their sauces aren't too bad though I'll give them that.
I agree. I like to actually buy the sauce and make my wings at home if I have a house party or gathering of some kind.
Quoting JetsGo (Reply 13):
I hate that I'm actually starting to reach this point in my life where I have to watch my diet.
Me too. My freshman year of college, they had 20 cent wings on Monday's at Buffalo Wild Wings, and my friends and I went EVERY week (despite the mediocrity...come on, what freshman in college is going to pass up a dozen wings for $2.40?). Now, I only eat them like twice a year, and feel guilty about it with each bite. FML...