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Wednesday, December 21, 2011


By: Staff Writer Jay Pennell

Fuel Pizza – Charlotte, NC

A local pizza joint in Charlotte known as Fuel Pizza has some of the best slices around town – something hard to find in this town – but is also known for its chicken wings. Boasting three styles of wings that are Charlotte Wing Fest Award Winners, I stopped in earlier this week to try them out.

Fuel Pizza has eight locations across the Charlotte area, but I stopped into their place at the intersection of South Blvd and East Blvd. All the restaurants are done up to look like old service stations (hence the name) and have a great atmosphere inside of them.

Proud of their pizza, Fuel also has no issue boasting their “Charlotte’s best” title, indicated by the multiple signs in the windows, along the line to order your food and on the menu board itself.

You can order wings in three sizes, a nine-piece for $7.49, an 18-piece for $14.49, and 45 wings for $33.49. They have numerous flavors of wings, but three of which won the Charlotte Wing Fest Award – the Hot Honey BBQ, Medium Buffalo, and Inferno (which they put “Yikes!” next to on the menu).

I opted for a nine-piece basket of the Hot Honey BBQ, while my three-year-old daughter Abigail went for a slice of cheese pizza

When the girl brought the nine-wing basket to the table (two drums, seven flaps, first thing I noticed was the delicious smell of the sauce covering the wings. With steam coming off them, it was clear these were freshly made, as advertised. I also got four celery sticks and a cup of blue cheese dressing – both of which went right to Abigail.

The wings had a crispy skin to them, with hot and juicy meat in each bite. The sauce complimented the meat and crispness of the skin very well, was not overwhelming or carrying the taste. I even found myself dabbing the wings in the extra sauce at the bottom of the basket, not because there wasn’t enough on the wings, but because the sauce was that good.

Overall, I was more than happy with my decision to go with the Hot Honey BBQ. They were tasty, fresh and the sauce was what set it over the top. I will have to go back and try the other award winners, as well as the other flavors. These go perfect to compliment one of Fuel’s great pizzas or simply on their own.

Now, the big question, did they live up to the title of Charlotte’s best wings? Not in my opinion. While they were very good, I still feel there are better wings out there.


1801 South Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28203


Tuesday, December 13, 2011




Monday, December 12, 2011

Dazzy-O's - Hammonton, NJ aka Southside Pub and Grill

by : A. Cicali III

Today the wing crew and myself went out on a lunch adventure. We brought along two rookies, Kevin and Baby Finn. We decided to check out Dazzy-O's Bar and Grill . Also known as Southside Pub. Located right off Rt. 73 in Hammonton Nj.
The bartender was very cool with us bringing in the little wing princes Cam and Finn. We sat at a booth and each table has a mini Tv. She brought over a scooby doo dvd and put it in for the kids to keep them entertained. I was starving so play time was over and time to eat . Owen , Kevin and I placed our order. They offered 6 flavors, so obviously we ordered 10 of each. Flavors as followed : Sweet and Savory, Spicy Ranch, Texas Tangy, Jamaican Jerk , Garlic Parm, and BBQ. 60 wings for 29.99 . Not a bad deal. The wings were average when it came to "meatyness" I liked the Texas Tangy the best, Kevin preferred the Sweet and Savory. Nothing w
as really too spicy. All the sauces were about mild .
The place offered a nice clean atmosphere . They had two pool tables and a bunch of flatscreen Tv's all over the place. Great place to check out some Sunday Football. Dazzy-O's offered a $2 sandwich special as well. Overall not the world's best wings, but a nice little lunch outing with the boys and some decent wings.

Dazzy-O's Pub
50. s. Rt 73 Hammonton NJ

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

How to become a 2012 Wingbowl 20 Wingette

As the eaters start to claim their spots at the Wing Bowl 20 table it’s time we turn our attention to the real stars of Wing Bowl – the Wingettes!

Ladies, get your cameras out and send us your pictures. We’ll show them to our lead Wingette judges (Ricky Bottalico and Marc Farzetta). We’ll set up a time with you to come in and join the Morning Show and officially name you a Wingette in Wing Bowl 20!

Send an email with your name, address, phone number and date of birth, along with why you want to be a Wingette and a picture of yourself to

By sending a photo of yourself you accept that we can use your photo in our Wingette photo gallery here on

By sending a photo of yourself you accept that we can use your photo in our Wingette photo gallery here on

Monday, November 7, 2011

Winging It In North Cackalacka

Jackalope Jack’sCharlotte, N.C.

1936 E. 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204

Written by Staff Writer Jay W. Pennell

When American Wing King VP Owen Brennan asked me to write some wing reviews down in Charlotte,
N.C. I gladly took him up on the offer.

While New Jersey is a hotbed for wings, Charlotte is a little less renowned for their wings. But the city is
full of great restaurants and hole-in-the-wall places that offer great food and tasty wings.

My first stop was Jackalope Jack’s, a restaurant, bar and grill located in the Elizabeth neighborhood of
Charlotte, just minutes from Uptown.

I must have picked the right day to stop in, because Adam Richardson was on location filming an episode
of “Man v. Food” for the Food Network. Richardson was there for the chili, the Mexi-Cali Kobe Beef
burger, the slider challenge and more.

Me, well I was there for the wings.

The great staff at Jackalope Jack’s suggested I try the 20-wing sampler. The wings were split up in two
baskets with five of each flavor, along with complementary celery and blue cheese. Each flavor was
labeled on the paper lining the basket, which made it easy to determine which was which.

The first group I tried was the Buffalo. My first bite into the wings reveled juicy meat all throughout the
wing that easily fell off the bone. The sauce was spicy, but not overpowering and left a great aftertaste.
Definitely grab a handful of napkins, because you’ll need them.

The next group I tried was the Barballo. The sauce was a combination of barbeque and buffalo, which
was much sweeter, but still had a kick. Milder than the Buffalo wings, the Barballo were full of sauce,
juicy meat and delicious smoked flavor. These were by far my favorite of the group. Again, get the
napkins ready, you’ll need them.

On to the second basket, the Teriyaki and Jamaican Jerk were very similar in taste. Neither was as messy
or saucy as the Buffalo or the Barballo. They were both sweeter and tangier and had much of the smoky
taste, which was nice. Even though the basket was labeled, it was still difficult to tell which wings were
the Teriyaki and which were the Jamaican Jerk.

I was certainly pleased with the wings and the great service from my waiter Eric. He kept checking on
me, bringing me cold Yuenglings, even suggesting new beers, despite the busy atmosphere surrounding
the “Man v. Food” taping.

Travis Pennell tearing up some wings

Eric even took me back into the kitchen to show me the smoker they use to cook the wings, using
hickory to add a great taste.

If you’re in the area, I highly recommend stopping by Jackalope Jack’s. I would suggest asking for the

20-wing sampler on your first visit and figure out which flavor you’ll get next time. For me, it will be the

Jackalope Jack’s has a lot of other menu items to offer, four skee ball games and weekly tournaments,
a basketball game, punching game, Golden T, and pool table. They have a great patio overlooking 7th
Street and is both family and pet friendly.

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Battle of Moorestown - Best Wings in Town

 LaRosa Chicken & Grill
By Wing King CEO Anthony Cicali
American Wing King votes "Biggest Wings in Moorestown" and " Best Marinated Wings In Moorestown"
When we walked in , we were greeted by store owner Pepe Guida from Naples Italy. I was immediately impressed by the clean atmosphere. We placed my normal order of 20 wings. Owen looked at me and said " you are not going to be able to eat all 20 here today." I brushed him off quickly. Pepe then offered us a tour of the restaurant. He showed us how he cooked his wings. All wings were fresh and he marinated all his wings for atleast 46 hours!!!. I repeat 46 hours!! He then showed us how he breads and cooks the wings. All the breading is a home-made mix. I thought he was showing off a little bit with the size of the wings he showed me and then I realized all his wings were that size. Owen was right, ( rare to admit this) and I was doomed . Our wings came out and I barely ate 10. They were good size wings. They also tasted great, they have a spicy kick to them and he serves all sauce on the side. He only serves mild and hot sauce. I suggest they carry some more variety in their wings, but I enjoyed wings. Though just marinated by themselves they are good. (It's 930 am, and as I type this, I'm thinking about driving there soon as they open because my mouth is watering thinking of these wings, damn I have problems lol)  I was stuffed after 10 and had to bring home the rest in a doggy bag , carrying my head down in shame. Pepe said they are known for the Rotisserie Chicken, but the wings have been catching on fast. This place was my personal favorite in town for the unique style and epic portions.My only other complaint is that they need a Facebook page.  As you can also see , LaRosa is now one of our sponsors. We accepted them after we tasted the wings, American Wing King will never be sponsored by a wing we don't fully approve. My suggestion , try them for yourself. 

Pepe Showing us the Marinate
LaRosa Mega Size Wings
33 E. Main St
Moorestown NJ

LaVita's Pizza - Moorestown NJ
American Wing King votes "Best Teriyaki Wings in Moorestown"
By Wing King VP Owen Brennan
American Wing Kings visited LaVita's pizza in Moorstown, located right in the heart of town on Main Street, the other day. We have heard they had pretty good wings from a couple people so we decided to check it out. It's a very colorful restuarant, but completely decked out in Yankees stuff! Boo! Everything is Yankees, paintings on the walls, pictures and NY slogans. Not sure how smart that is being in Phillies territory but whatever. We looked over the menu and decided to order 24 wings in a couple different flavors....but no. They don't split the flavors per order, so we ended up having to place 4 different orders of 6. That sucked! We ended up paying almost $10 over what the cost for 24 wings would be. That wasn't cool. I asked the guy running the place, "What flavor is ordered the most?" He didn't get what i was asking. So, i rephrased, "What's the most popular flavor?" He replied, "Mild i guess, people around here are boring." Ok cool, insult the customers, nice. I looked over the menu and ordered Teriyaki, garlic parm, hot and mild. The wings were totally "plain jane" as Don Thompson, described them. They were small, over cooked and not a whole lot of meat n them. The garlic parm had fresh parmesan, which was pretty cool, and fresh garlic, but they were still dry. The mild and hot flavors were very generic. Nothing really to write about for them. The best were there teriyaki. Good flavor, pretty sweet with an authentic asian taste. They were the best at LaVita's. After we housed all 24 wings, and paying like $34, we were still starving so had to spend another 10 bucks on a calzone, which was pretty good. They had a very large selection of gourmet pizzas lined up on the counter. I have heard their pizzas wee amazing and I definetly believe that. I rate the wings at LaVita's a 3, and thats only because the teriyaki sauce was good. The service sucked too, like i said, the manager said "people around here are boring." Anthony and I split the calzone, so we both ended up having to take some home. I walked up to the countr and asked for a take out box. The guy said, "For what?" Umm, because we have food to take home maybe? He rolld his eyes and got me 2 boxes. That's about it for LaVita's. If you're looking for wings in Moorestown,  suggest going to one of the other 5 places just on Main Street to get your fix. 
Daryl eating LaVita's 

121 w. Main St

Moorestown NJ 08057


Papi's Pizza II - Moorestown NJ
American Wing King Votes them "Best Deals and lunch Specials in Moorestown"
By Jim Clancy
A small restaurant known by most people for their pizza, Papi's Pizza II on Camden Avenue in Moorestown, NJ has some of the best wings that many people don't even know about. Papi's II is mainly a take-out / delivery restaurant, so if you live in the area and want some good wings to eat at home during a big game or any other get together, give these a chance. Coming in order sizes of 10, 15, 20, 30 and 50, these wings are a decent size and each order is very saucy. The mild wings have a slight barbecue taste to them. The hot wings are like good old-fashioned bar wings with a spice that's just enough kick, but not overpowering. Other sauce varieties include garlic, honey BBQ, honey hot, spicy BBQ and super hot. Give these wings a shot. You won't be disappointed.

18 e Camden Ave
Moorestown NJ 08057

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Evesham Police and Fire Wing Fest

Evesham police and fire are hosting an all you can eat Wing night at throwbacks Delran Nj Sunday October 23rd to raise money for their scholarship fund. $10 - 7pm start .

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

episode 2 taping at the pic in shamong Nj

Here is some photos from tonight's taping . Thanks to Bonnie and the whole staff at the pic a lilli. Also thanks to everyone who came out. As a group we ate 1260 wings and Joe Meli our reigning wing king champ ate 92 wings himself!!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011


   Wing Bowl is an annual eating contest founded in 1993 by Philadelphia talk-radio hosts Angelo Cataldi and Al Morganti as a celebration of gluttony. The contest was first broadcast on WIP (AM).
About 10 people attended Wing Bowl I (held in a hotel) in 1993 to see a competition between two contestants. The event pits competitive eaters in a chicken wing eating contest. The Wing Bowl is traditionally held on the Friday preceding the Super Bowl. The event, which began as a radio promotion, has grown to encompass television, the Internet, and a contest for women who are termed "the Wingettes."
It is currently held at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center, where it is still broadcast live on WIP. There are currently no television deals to broadcast the event live; however, a replay is usually shown on WPSG, Comcast SportsNet, or one of the other local stations within the following week. The Wing Bowl now draws crowds of 20,000 or more.
Wing Bowl was the brainchild of WIP radio host Al Morganti, who came up with the idea when it became apparent the Philadelphia Eagles were not going to make the Super Bowl anytime soon. It is also suggested that Morganti was fed up with the Buffalo Bills going to the Super Bowl and not winning. The first Wing Bowl was held in the lobby of the Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel in Center City. Carmen Codero walked away with the inaugural title, receiving a hibachi as his prize.
Since then, media coverage has grown to the point where every one of the major Philadelphia television stations has covered the event. The ABC, CBS and Fox affiliates all aired live reports from the event during their morning news. Features on the event have appeared in the Courier-Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News as well as a host of newspapers in the surrounding counties. The event has been featured on ESPN and the syndicated television shows Real TV and The Montel Williams Show. Segments on Wing Bowl have appeared on TV newscasts in cities throughout the country. Several Wing Bowl contestants, including "El Wingador," competed in Fox's "Glutton Bowl" in the spring of 2002. The 2007 Wing Bowl was carried on Comcast Cable's On Demand channel.
Then Mayor of Philadelphia and future Governor of Pennsylvania Ed Rendell attended Wing Bowls II, III, IV and VI, where he presented the winner with a "Liberty Bell" trophy. Other celebrities who have appeared include retired heavyweight boxer Randall "Tex" Cobb, former 76ers President Pat Croce, former Phillies manager Larry Bowa, U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, and others. Major-league umpire Eric Gregg served as the "Commissioner" of Wing Bowl from its second year until his death from a stroke on June 5, 2006. On December 4, 2006, it was announced that Pat Croce will be the new commissioner.

(As per Wing Bowl Commissioner Pat Croce) Entry into Wing Bowl can be gained in two ways, the first of which is successfully performing an "eating stunt" on air during The Morning Show at the 610 WIP studios in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, with Al Morganti as judge. Stunts have included eating 20 cups of cooked oatmeal, eating 60 ounces of creamed spinach with 60 ounces of hot sauce, and eating five Big Macs. The stunt must be completed within a time limit negotiated between the contestant and Morganti. Morganti, known to be a tough judge, has disallowed stunts that involved what he considers "cheating", such as dipping bread into a beverage to make it easier to swallow, or breaking up a food item into constituent parts for easier chewing (such as separating hot dogs from their buns). He is also tough on contestants who suggest a stunt involving liquid consumption; The Morning Show hosts prefer eating stunts over drinking stunts. If a person offers to perform a drinking stunt, it must be compelling to the hosts, such as Wing Bowl XIV champion Joey Chestnut's offer to drink a gallon of milk. The hosts deemed it not difficult enough, but, fortunately for Chestnut, former champion Bill "El Wingador" Simmons was present and declared the stunt to have a high level of difficulty, upon which the hosts accepted his offer, with a five-minute time limit to complete the challenge.
The other way to gain entry to Wing Bowl is to win a "Wingoff." A "Wingoff" is a 10 minute eating contest held at a Philadelphia or South Jerseybar hosted by former Philadelphia Eagle and WIP Host Hugh Douglas and WIP Personality Marc Farzetta. The "Wingoffs" began in 2005 when 610 WIP decided to spoof the Philadelphia Big 5|Big 5 Philadelphia area universities basketball teams. The winner of these "Wingoffs" gain automatic entry into the Wing Bowl.

 from wikipedia

Friday, October 14, 2011

An NBA Player Is Going To Sell Chicken Wings While He Rides Out The Lockout

by Dinah Wisenberg Brin

Oct. 14, 2011, 9:19 AM

The ongoing NBA lockout may give players time to pursue other business opportunities, and Milwaukee forward Drew Gooden is wasting no time.

The 30-year-old basketball pro has signed a multi-unit franchise agreement with Wingstop, a national hot-wings chain, with plans for opening four new restaurants in Orlando over the next few years.

Gooden, who previously played for the Orlando Magic, and a partner, George Taylor III, have formed Zerocon Food Systems LLC and expect to open the venture’s first restaurant early next year, according to a release this week from the Texas-based chain.

“With the lockout, a lot of us are thinking about our future and looking for new business and investment opportunities,” Gooden says in a statement. “I’ve been a big fan of Wingstop for years, so this is a perfect fit for me.”

The NBA earlier this week canceled the first two weeks of its regular season, as a battle continues over how players and owners will divide the league's $4 billion in annual revenue.

Dave Vernon, Wingstop’s vice president of franchise sales, says Gooden has shown “great enthusiasm for the brand and a strong head for business throughout the franchise process.” Taylor, he adds, is a “strong operational partner” who will help ensure the restaurants’ success in Orlando.

“There’s a huge market of wing eaters in Orlando and I just want to provide them with the best product out there, hands down,” says Gooden, who has adopted Orlando as his hometown.

Gooden follows a long line of other sports figures and entertainers, including former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson, who have invested in franchises.

Wingstop has more than 485 restaurants in the United States and Mexico. Hip-hop artist Rick Ross recently opened his first Wingstop in Memphis and Troy Aikman, the Fox Sports analyst and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, sits on the company’s board.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Charlie's Bar - Somers Point NJ

by A.W.K. VP Owen Brennan

​After a morning of hanging out with a group of 7 of my veteran friends, nothing better than seeking out the best wing spot, ordering a couple towers of beer, watching football and telling hilarious military stories. That’s just what we did. The wing spot, Charlie’s Bar. We were all helping a Senator film a commercial in Northfield. When we were dismissed, I had to ask a local veteran, “Where’s the best wing spot around here?” 4 out of the 7 people simultaneously said, with enthusiasm, ”CHARLIE’S!!!!” So the convey began. An Atlantic City police officer had point, an Army Ranger brought up the rear. Me, well, I got to ride with one of the coolest guys I’ve ever had the pleasure of being friends with, Bill Brown, 8 year Navy veteran.

​We ordered 70 wings. 35 were Southwest BBQ, the rest were honey BBQ. I had the SW BBQ in front of me so I stuck with them. They were the full wings, which I’m not really fond of but these were pretty tasty. I thought they were pressure cooked or something because the meat came right off of the bone. Decent size too! I’ve never heard of “southwest bbq” before, and I love trying new flavors. The sauce was mild, and kinda sweet. I can’t really compare the flavor to anything because it was so unique. Definitely an amazing flavor. The service was phenomenal too I might add. We always had plenty of napkins, our glasses were always full, and if anyone needed anything, our server, Amanda, was on top of it! Everyone was very friendly in there too. The former Chief of Police of Atlantic City bought us all a round too which was pretty awesome.

​If you decide to visit Charlie’s Bar, make sure you bring cash, they do not accept cards. Conveniently they do have an ATM machine though. Plenty of parking, and very easy to get back on the Garden State Parkway.

Charlie’s Bar and Restaurant,

800 Shore Rd, Somers Point NJ


Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Sat: 7am-3am
Sunday: 9am-3am
Breakfast: Sunday Only 9am til 1pm
Lunch: 11am-4pm
Dinner: 4pm-12 midnight
Grand Menu: til 2am every night


Monday, September 19, 2011

Dominic's Tavern - Bellmawr NJ

 I visited Dominic’s Tavern in Bellmawr after my friend, Sean Tighe, raved about their “Fat Daddy” wings. After belonging to the Camden County Emerald Society Pipes and Drums band for about a year, which is headquartered about a mile from Dominic’s Tavern, I cannot believe that I wasn’t informed sooner of this fine establishment. Sean told me that the wings were awesome there. I’ve heard that before and I’ve been disappointed. NOT THIS TIME! Outstanding wings. Sean was right on about their Fat Daddy wings. The sauce had a little kick to it, and was unlike any other sauce I’ve ever had. It was a very odd mixture of hot sauce, cheddar cheese and ranch dressing! WHAT!? Insane combo but was absolutely amazing!
​Whenever I go to a new place with someone, I always take their word on what wings to get, since that’s what we do. Sean also ordered an order of honey bbq, and garlic hot. The honey bbq wings were really sweet and had a delightful after taste. My 3 year old son, Cameron “The Wing Prince” Brennan, tore them up. Not spicy at all, with a sweet, smokey barbeque taste. I’m not a huge fan of really super spicy wings, and the garlic hot sauce was HOT. I could only eat one of them. If you decide to order any type of wings from Dominic’s, and it says hot, trust me, its freaking hot! Sean tore them up though, gotta give him props for that!
​Dominic’s Tavern wings come in orders of 10. Each order, with blue cheese and celery, is only $5.95. I must add, they were some of the biggest, meatiest wings in the area. That means a lot to the Wing Kings. I was stuffed after eating about 8 wings. Another good thing about Dominic’s is the little Phillies helmets they give to kids. Cameron ordered little soft pretzel bites with cheddar cheese dip, and they came out in a little Phillies helmet! We ordered 30 wings, pretzel bites, a hot dog (Cameron’s choice) 2 sodas, an apple juice (Cameron again) and Sean and I had 6 beers, and the bill was under $50. It was definitely worth every penny. I will be returning to Dominic’s Tavern again, and if you do too, make sure you tell them that The American Wing Kings sent you!
Written by A.W.K. VP Owen Brennan

Dominic’s Tavern
100 E Browning Rd, Bellmawr, NJ
 (856) 931-4742

Wing bowl 20 - February 3rd 2012

Wingbowl 2012 will be the 20 year anniversary and will be held on February 3rd 2012 . Keep checking back for the American Wing King party for Wingbowl!!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


On this Debut Episode ..We go to Fransesca's In Mt. Laurel and try Gus' Nuclear Bomb Sauce and put the customers to a challenge!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


We've decided to add a new section. Owen and I were talking, and we will now keep a list of top wing joints we visited. It will be on the right hand side of this blog . As we discover new wings in other states and other areas we will update. For now though we will put our top 5 wings of NJ and our Favorite out of state wings. Got a place that has better wings? Then let us know.

NJ TOP 5 WINGS ( of places we reviewed )

1.) Fransesca's - Mt. Laurel, NJ
2.) Pic-A-lilli - Shamong, NJ
3.) Doyles - Tuckerton, NJ
4.) Jugg Handle Inn- Cinnaminson, NJ
5.) Pic-A-lilli - Atlantic City, NJ

NATIONWIDE TOP 5 CHICKEN WINGS ( of places we reviewed)

1.) Fransesca's - Mt. Laurel, NJ
2.) Byrne's - Port Richmond, PA
3.) Pic-A-lilli - Shamong, NJ
4.) Wing Shack - Orlando, FL
5.) Doyles- Tuckerton, NJ

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dead Dog Saloon - Sea Isle City, NJ

Were on vacation for a week and I see a sign for half price wings on Tuesday, so obviously I wouldn't pass on this place. After a few bad wings this past week, I needed to find some good wings quick. Luckily this place had some good wings. We walked into a dimly lit lounge area and were promptly greeted by the bartender. The restaurant is a two story bar. The saloon offers half price wings on Tuesdays from 5-9pm. I was surprised the bar didn't have more customers. We grabbed a table and I ordered my usual sugar free Red Bull. My friends took advantage of the special on Blue Moon Pitchers. The wings came in 7 varities ; Dead Dog House Sauce, Hot, BBQ, Terriyaki, Spicy Sweet , Garlic and Plain. I asked the waiter what he recommended and he quickly told us the House Sauce was the best. I ordered 10 of them , and 10 spicy sweet. My friends all ordered a variety of the rest of the sauces. While waiting for our order I checked out the bar. The bar has a nice 82 inch tv which is great for watching sports. I also found out the meaning behind the name of the bar. Apparently when the bar was under construction, the workers were frequently visited by a dog on a daily basis. The dog would even carry hammers to the workers. On one unfortunate day, the dog was struck by a car and killed. They asked the owner of the bar what they should do with the dog, the owner asked them to bury the dog on site and the building was built on top, and so the " Dead Dog Saloon" was created.
The wings came out and we all dove into our baskets. The waiter was right, the Dead Dog House Sauce was the best. We had mixed opinions on the Spicy Sweet wings. They were basically a form of Asian wings that I have had before. The hot sauce was more like a mild sauce. Garlic wings were just average. Overall the wings were a decent size and the service was good. If your in the area check out the house sauce. It taste like a mix of BBQ and a sweet Hot sauce. I'm probably going back tomorrow for another 10!

3815 Landis Ave
Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
(609) 263-7600

Friday, July 29, 2011

National Wing Day At Hooters

Hooters Celebrates National Chicken Wing Day with a Buy 10 Get 10 Free Wing Offer on July 29th

ATLANTA, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 29th Hooters is offering a buy 10 get 10 free wing offer in celebration of National Chicken Wing Day. This Friday guests who dine in at Hooters will receive 10 Hooters nearly world famous chicken wings for free, with the purchase of 10, tossed in their favorite sauce.
"The chicken wing has become a culinary mainstay for Americans in pursuit of flavor and fun, so it is only fitting that a national day of recognition has been established," stated Mike McNeil, Vice President of Marketing for Hooters of America, LLC. "If you're going to celebrate the chicken wing than Hooters, with our nearly three decades of winning wing ways, is the place to be."
On July 29, 1977 Chicken Wing Day was proclaimed in the City of Buffalo, NY and this offer is one of many deals that Hooters is giving customers during non-traditional holidays throughout the year. The Wing Day free wing offer is good for all customers who dine in at participating Hooters restaurants. The offer is good on dine in orders only and there is a limit of one order for each guest.
Hooters of America, LLC is the franchisor and operator of over 430 Hooters restaurants in 44 states and 29 foreign countries. The first Hooters opened in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida. Hooters is well-known for its brand of food and fun, featuring a casual beach-theme atmosphere, a menu that features seafood, sandwiches and Hooters nearly, world famous chicken wings, and service provided by the All-American cheerleaders, the Hooters Girls. For more information about Hooters visit or follow us at or
SOURCE Hooters of America, LLC

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Martin Russo Is Chicken Wing Champ

The South Whitehall resident will compete in Philadelphia’s infamous Wing Bowl next year.
By Ann Wlazelek

Winning his first-ever wing-eating contest at age 50, Martin “Rooster Hogburn” Russo proved he has true grit.

The South Whitehall Township man took his nickname from the crusty, never-give-up U.S. marshal Jeff Bridges plays in the movie (True Grit), to beat 29 challengers at a regional competition outside the Buckeye Tavern in Macungie last month, a contest that puts him in the running for Philadelphia’s infamous Wing Bowl next year.

Russo, now 51, ate 170 wings to take his namesake prize: The Rooster Trophy.

“I didn’t go in with the thought of winning,“ he said of his strategy. “I wanted to make the second round.“

By the second round, he was in third place, having eaten 108 wings. The next closest had consumed less than 90. That‘s when Russo realized he had a chance.

Russo didn‘t train for the event but said he watched a video of some of the world‘s greatest eating contest winners. He also was the only contestant to stand while eating, and said he believes that headphones and yoga helped him concentrate on the task.

“Once the bell rang, I didn’t remember most of what happened,” he said, not even the taste of the high-calorie appetizers.

Afterward, Russo said he didn’t get sick. He also didn’t eat for a day and a half.

“I was full that long,” he said.

One of eight kids, Russo admits to a competitive nature, especially at the dinner table.

However, he said entering a food-eating contest was on his “life list” of goals he thought he could accomplish. Others he’s completed include a polar bear swim and visiting the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington.

Russo’s family and co-workers from the Bethlehem accounting firm Morey, Nee, Buck & Oswald cheered him on at the June 12 wing-eating fete by chanting “Go Rooster!”

“My son thinks it’s the best thing in the world,” he said. “My daughter thinks it’s funny. And my wife was grossed out.”

Russo will urge his wife Mary and daughter to stay home during the raucous Wing Bowl, which on the Friday before the Super Bowl draws 20,000 spectators to the Wells Fargo Center, tailgaters who start drinking at 2 a.m. and a prize last year of $20,000 and a new truck.

Yet winning the first wing-eating contest he ever entered has not made Russo cocky.

To beat the 25 or so contestants in Philadelphia, he said, he’ll probably have to eat more than 250 wings in the same time frame, a half hour broken into two 14-minute rounds and one two-minute finale.

“I don’t have the eating power of a professional,” he said.

Still, Russo is excited about the prospect of being interviewed in January on radio station WIP and riding on a float with other contestants before the contest. He’ll wing it, hoping not to embarrass himself.

In addition to the steps he took to win locally, Russo plans to prepare for Philly by chewing a lot of gum. Thirty minutes of non-stop wing chewing, he said, can be painful.

Russo also wants to help a local charity -- yet to be revealed -- obtain donations based on the number of wings he eats. “That way if I lose, someone else will win.”

Friday, July 15, 2011

Byrne's Tavern - Port Richmond (Philadelphia) PA

Anthony and I just had lunch at Byrne's Tavern in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, PA. First off, I'd like to say how easy this place is to get to. It's just off of I95. You can actually see it from the highway. It has a huge crab on the side of the brick building with a gigantic shamrock behind it. "Welcome to friendly Port Richmond" is a very inviting slogan. This tavern has a great Irish feel to it, when you get to it, there is plenty of parking which is a huge plus for a place in the city. Once you walk in, you're greeted by the friendly staff. I haven't been there in about 10 months, and only 3 times or so before that, and the waitress' Rox both remembered my name, asked me about my son, and even asked me how things were going in the town that i live in. That alone is amazing! But we don't write reviews on customer service haha. Still amazing though. When we sat down, we were given our menus, which is like 3 pages long. Typical bar food with their signature dishes such as crabs, potato logs (which are out of this world), and their famous wings. You can only get your wings one way there, their way. Want them cooked extra crispy? Tough. Their way or no way. When a place does it like that, you know they're confident. So, Anthony and I split 25 wings. They were at our table in about 3 minutes. AMAZING speed, and they were just freshly cooked. If you're the healthy type, and still like wings, this place is for you. Byrne's Tavern doesn't deep fry their food, everything is pressure cooked, yes still with oil, but they're not dripping with grease. They only have one type of sauce, not too spicy, but I wouldn't call it mild. It had a little bite to it but worked very well. They also sell pints of their wing sauce on the side. Most places don't do this.The wings weren't very big but since they are pressure cooked, you get every little bit of meat, and it literally falls right off of the bone. Delicious. I was full after about 11 wings, and I'm not a little fella. 25 wings for less than $15 bucks. Not too bad at all. We got a chance to speak with the owner and he claims they make over 2,500lbs of chicken wings a week! We had to ask him twice to make sure we heard him right. He said he has to get a delivery almost every other day. So you know the wings are fresh!

Overall, the service, taste, and price were great. I definitely suggest to give Byrne's Tavern a try, you wont be disappointed. The tavern itself is kinda small, and has that old, philly bar feel, and they have outside seating if you're the type that likes to be outside. Not too much scenery to look at since it's pretty much right under I95, and faces Richmond Ave, but it's still cool to grub on some food while sitting outside in the city. Give Byrne's Tavern a shot ,or order take-out and make sure you tell them the American Wing Kings sent you!

3301 Richmond Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134-6005
(215) 423-3444

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Bayou Bar and Grill- Manayunk, PA

by Sarita Cini

Don’t be surprised to find the patrons of Bayou Bar and Grill sectioned off according to team jerseys bearing names like "Saggy TD's" and "Dixie Normous." As a sports bar, the Bayou takes this designation literally, organizing various sports leagues
for Manayunk Sport and Social Club. You'll find many of the players following up competition on the field with a post-game drink here. Welcome the urge to lapse into the nostalgia of your high school athletic career. Everyone else is doing the same. Keep in mind though, you don't need to wear cleats or know Vick's completion percentage to enjoy the wings served at this Main Street Manayunk joint. What you do need is an appreciation for the small-sized wing and a well-flavored sauce. Bring first-timers out on a Monday when wings are 20 cents apiece and watch their reaction turn from ecstatic over the price to completely disillusioned when the little guys arrive. Yes, they serve up a smaller wing, but the Bayou proves smaller wings have
their advantages! At this size, they maintain their tenderness while avoiding the fatty composition that is typical in larger wings. Free from the binds of fat, the meat slides effortlessly from the bone.
When it comes to surface area per pound, smaller wings offer a lot more of it, allowing the skin to absorb even more sauce. With the Bayou’s mouth-watering concoction, that’s a very good thing. Whether you appreciate flavor over spiciness or vice versa, you’ll agree that this sauce has it all. While adding a subtle touch of sweet and a hint of tangy, the Bayou still maintains that well-desired fire that is always associated with a good wing sauce. The brave can forgo the blue cheese in order to truly appreciate the flavor, but the rest of us will opt for a defense against the heat. Although they haven’t won a “Best of Philly” award for their wings since 1998- when some of us were still playing little league- there’s something to be said for nostalgia and players like the Bayou. More than ten years after the awards and accolades, they’re still serving up one of the best chicken wings in Philly, and that says a lot- even if their glory days are beyond the memory of the next generation of wing enthusiasts.

The Bayou Bar and Grill
4245 Main Street
Manayunk, PA 19127


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Russell's Pic II - Hammonton, NJ

I have driven past this place many times on Rt. 30 but never have had time to stop by for some food. Today, I made it my mission to eat lunch at Russell's. Every "Pic " that I have ever eaten at has always had amazing wings, so I was hoping this place did not let me down. I would consider this bar, a "locals" kinda establishment. A few regulars were here and everyone knew each other , besides me , so I stood out like a sore thumb. The bar had a musty smell to it, reminded me of my fraternity house after a night of partying. There was no music playing and the TV was playing reruns of Dennis the Menace. The atmosphere was kinda off, but I wasn't there to meet my future wife and get crazy , I was there for the wings! I placed my order of food and grabbed a drink. I was pleased because they had sugar free Red Bulls, always a plus in my book. Just like I had hoped, the Pic wings did not let me down. The flavors that Russell's offer is Mild, Spicy, Hot , Extra Hot and INFERNO. Now just like other Pic wings, you get the leg and the wing attached. So one order of 6 , is basically 12. ( They call it a Super Wing) Price was $6 dollars ( or 50 cents a wing). Great price for great tasting wings! On Monday and Thursday nights they offer "double wings for the price of 1". Sounds like a steal to me. Another cool feature is that they serve their wings in a frying pan, which was very unique. (see picture) I met the bartender and introduced myself. We talked about wings and a little history of the bar. She told me this Pic was separate from the other "Pic-A-Lilli's" but from the same family. At Russell's, they took pride in developing a slightly sweeter wing sauce then the other places. Another cool fact, she claims on Super Bowl XXXIX (the last time the Eagles went to the big game on Feb 6 2005) that the Pic sold about 13,000 wings on that day. Now when you consider both the leg and wing are attached, thats really 26,000 wings!!!! Holy Hot Sauce Batman! Overall the place got the job done. I wouldn't recommend it for a first date to impress a lady, but I would recommend it if your trying to find some good wings.

Russell's Pic 2
386 White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ 08037-9611
(609) 567-9886

Monday, July 4, 2011

Preview to the first episode

Buffalo's Chicken Shack- Spicy Wing Challenge

We Challenged anyone and everyone to come out and enter our spicy wing challenge. Prior to issuing an open challenge to the public, many folks would come in and ask about how spicy can we make the wings. We would hear stories about sauces at several wing places, some good, some not so. Many would ask how we made our sauce citing its flavor and mildness. As time went on, the demands to make the buffalo sauce hotter and hotter grew. Until we finally came up with a sauce that would satisfy most any need for heat.

The "Numb Ya Face" sauce was created. This sauce has met every boastful challenger's desire for heat and flavor. It is made based from the mother mild buffalo sauce, it offers the same delicious flavor and usually takes a while for the heat to settle in, in the meantime, diners are enjoying the flavor and then the heat starts to turn on and on and on, (you get the picture). The pace at which the heat increases in exponential, (has anyone ever used the word "exponential" in reference to heat?) and you still manage to taste the sauce. We knew we had a winner.

Going forward we offer up the "Numb Ya Face" sauce as a special order item. And the everyday challenge of eating 20 "Numb Ya Face" wings in 10 minutes. Meet the challenge and they're FREE, plus you get inducted into the Royal Chamber as Buffalo Royalty. Miss by one wing, and it’ll be $18.99 until next time. Good Luck!

Buffalo's Chicken Shack

261 Hackensack St.
Wood Ridge, NJ 07075
ph: 201-728-4477

Thursday, June 30, 2011


Coleraine man bites friend's ear in chicken wing dispute
28 Jun, 2011 04:00 AM
A YOUNG professional who savagely bit the ear of an acquaintance during a drunken dispute over a chicken wing has been fined $1500.
Theodore Herring, 24, of McLeod Street, Coleraine, pleaded guilty to intentionally causing injury.
He was convicted by magistrate Stephen Myall, who said it was important to deter others from committing similar offences.
Portland Magistrates Court yesterday heard Herring spent the early hours of February 20 this year drinking with friends in central Hamilton.
About 4.30am he ventured to a fast food outlet on Thompson Street, where a man he knew from high school had just bought two chicken wings.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Sandra Skilton told the court Herring asked for some food and became violent when his request was refused.
He threw his victim to the ground, causing him to fall face-down on the footpath, and then lay on his back.Herring proceeded to place his mouth over the man’s left ear and bite down heavily before leaving.His victim required 12 stitches to his ear lobe, and later told police he expected to lose a large piece of flesh due to the attack.
Defence counsel Pat Howman said his client was given one chicken wing by his acquaintance and turned on the man after being denied the second one.
He said Herring, who holds a science degree in environmental management and ecology and works in the mining industry, left the area mainly due to disbelief at what had happened.The 24-year-old had offered repeated apologies to his victim but was yet to receive a reply.“If alcohol hadn’t been involved, this incident would never had got to where it did,” Mr Howman said, adding that Herring’s drinking began after he played in a cricket match. Sergeant Skilton said the community had become frustrated with drunken street violence involving innocent victims.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

shooting pilot tonight

We will be taping for American Wing King tonight starting around 6pm at Francescas Pizza Pasta & Grill, 127 Ark Rd,Mount Laurel, NJ 08054... I heard a rumor that the owner Gus might have a few free wings for the first 20 guests..This is not definite, but.. thats just what I heard...ALL ARE WELCOME TONIGHT!!!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011


We will be taping a pilot episode for the Travel Channel on Tuesday 6/28/11 at Fransecos in Mt. Laurel NJ. come out and show us some love!!!! Add us on Facebook for more details. stay tuned!!