Broncos vs. Panthers. 2/7/16. SB50. You down with that?
The Beat the Heat Hot Wing Challenge was moved from last weekend to the 30th at 2 pm!
The Wing Shop at 1055 Huntington Turnpike in Bridgeport has a proposition for you: are you brave enough to handle their hottest wings ever? If you think you’re up to the challenge, you can sign up for theBeat the Heat Hot Wing Challenge starting at 2 pm on 1/23! There is no cost to enter, aside from losing your dignity if you give up! But, if you win, you’ll have some serious street cred and will gain some major bragging rights!
Oh yeah, October 10 is just around the corner . . . time for hot wings and beer! And, this is exactly what you’ll get at the 3rd Annual Hoptoberfest at the Rotary Pavilion at the Shelton River Walk. The party starts at 1 and goes until 5. While you’re there, you’ll get taste wings from killer Valley restaurants like The Drew Drop Inn, Tavern 1757, 66 Church, Pies and Pints, Porky’s, Bricks and Barley, House of Bones, Draft House, and Barnone . . . and drink as much as you can with over 80 beers being poured. Continue reading
When we go out to a restaurant and there are Buffalo wings on the menu, we order them 99% of them time. And, could you really blame us? Whether they are traditional or have a fun twist to them, we just can’t get enough. But, there are some rules for us. No matter what, the wings need to have a nice and crispy skin with a juicy, meaty center. It seems simple, but a good wing is hard to find. Continue reading
$45 (tax and tip included) gets you 5 courses of food and four full pours of beer at Relic’s nearby neighbor, J. Timothy’s! The party starts at 6:30 on Wednesday, 2/25, and will also include beer trivia with some sweet prizes. This will sell out fast, as last year’s event sold out in a wee three days.
When we launched ourselves into the Twitterverse back in 2010, we quickly made friends with J. Timothy’s Taverne in Plainville. We quickly realized that they not only know a helluva lot about beer, but they know even a whole lot more about wings. In fact, year after year they became more popular for their legendary Dirt Wings, and we became correspondingly more ravenous for them.
Hot Wings are an American gift, an American duty, dare we even say an American right? Yes, those hot and spicy little bites of heaven are on nearly every restaurant menu and seem to be the perfect accompaniment to a nice pint or six of beer. Whether you like the wingette, the drumette, like them with celery, with carrot, with ranch, whether you do that trick where you smoosh down the meat until it pops off the bone, it’s clear we all have our own ways to devour our Hot Wings.
However you eat those wings, you’ll definitely want to head out to Danbury on January 24th for the first annual Wing Fest! The event, $15 per person, is being held at the Matrix Conference Center (39 Old Ridgebury Rd) from 5-9 and will feature some of the area’s best wings. Once you enter, you’ll get 12 free wing vouchers with each additional voucher costing $2 each. When you’ve picked your favorite, just drop your Connecticut’s Best Wing token into your favorite restaurant’s bucket. There will also be a panel of judges who are doing blind tastings so that they can find their favorite of the bunch, too. Oh, and bring some extra cash for beer too, because they’ll be serving up 12 oz. pours of Half Full Bright Ale and Toasted Amber. One last thing: from 6-8, Super Bowl Champ New York Giant Jeff Feagles will be on hand signing free autographs.
As of now, here are the participants (with 1-2 to be added):
Bluu Restauraunt and Lounge in Danbury
Boru’s Bar and Grill in Waterbury
Christy’s Irish Pub in New Haven
Georgetown Saloon in Georgetown
Hog Wild BBQ in Newtown
Mima’s Meatballs and More in Danbury
Mezon in Danbury
O’Connor’s Public House in Brookfield
One Eyed Pig BBQ in Newtown
Pippa’s Sports Café in Danbury
Relaxin’ Jack in Southbury
The Spot in Bethel
Tigers Den in Ridgefield
Wing It On in Waterbury
We’ve grown to become very picky about our hot wings. Seriously, like super picky. We’ve had some awesome wings around the state, so we’re always keeping a mental wingopedia when we try new ones. So, we’d like to help you to add more wings to to that wingopedia in your noggin with two free tickets to Hoptoberfest Craft Beer Festival & Wing Contest! All you need to do is tell us how you like your wings here, on FB, or on Twitter using #Wingopedia. If we were entering (which we aren’t, that’d be mean if we won our own contest!), we’d say something like, “I like my wings spicy. Like, actually spicy…not fake spicy.” The contest starts now and goes until Friday (10/3) at noon when we’ll announce the winner on our FB page and Twitter feed.
Here are the deets for Hoptoberfest…and note that if you get your tickets online, they are still pretty affordable at only $25:
Relic Brewing of Plainville has been making small batch craft brews for two years now. So, it’s only right to celebrate with lots of beer and…you guessed it…hot wings. But, we’re not talking ’bout any old standard boring hot wings. We’re talking ’bout the nationally recognized wings of J. Timothy’s Taverne in Plainville. That’s right, the Daily Meal recently placed them at #2 in their “America’s 25 Best Buffalo Wings” list.
When we hit up Dew Drop Inn last year, we were amazed at the variety of wings available. We’re not talking about just “Mild,” “Spicy,” and “Atomic,” either. We had to pick through 41 varieties! So, we had settled on their Peanut Butter & Jelly wings which rocked our worlds and loved the Parmesan Butter Bacon wings. Truly, we knew this was the place to go for all our hot wing needs and was a nice stop after a few drinks at Two Roads Brewery in Stratford.