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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wing Bowl 21 logo

Here is the official logo of Wing Bowl 21. Tickets go on sale beginning Dec. 11th, 2012.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Golden Nugget Tavern - Berlin NJ

Over the years people have been constantly recommending a place in Berlin NJ called the Golden Nugget . A few years ago the establishment burned down due to a bad fire, it was finally rebuilt last year. Today I finally had an opportunity to visit . I brought along Ragan and my son Bryson for his first wing review ( he slept through most of the lunch ) . GN is located off Rt 30 and easy to get to. Has a nice size parking lot, and the building is deceiving , because inside it looks about twice as big from the outside. The bar is a "working mans" bar , and has that country feel to it's surroundings . Walls have deer / bear heads, Kenny chesney posters and I even saw an old timer wearing his finest cowboy hat at lunch time. The service was courteous and the menu was surprisingly well optioned for a bar. We ordered the buffalo scallops for an appetizer . I am always a little skirmish about eating seafood at a place that isn't a seafood restaurant primarily , but these scallops fried in wing sauce were the real secret. We ordered 30 wings and I may have held too high hopes. We got the wings and dug in, but they were not as stellar as I had envisioned. They were average in my opinion. The wings had a lack of variety and only came in mild and hot. They also were average size. On plus side the Service was quick though and they gave a big side of blue cheese. The place has a lot of history , and might have the best wings in Berlin , but I rate the wings as average overall. If you like a country atmosphere then this is a good place to stop for lunch . Try the Buffalo Scallops!

Golden Nugget Tavern
433 New Freedon Rd,
Berlin NJ
856 809 2695

Our location  &  NEW Phone NUMBERS
(856) 809-2695  OR   (856) 809-2696
433 New Freedom Rd, Berlin, NJ 08009,

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Military Police chicken wing Fundraiser

328th Military Police Company "Wings and Beer" fundraiser. October 7th 4-7pm at Throwbacks in Delran. Tickets are $20 a person. Please contact Matt Neamand for tickets at 1 (856) 904-1247

Friday, July 13, 2012

Spicy Wing Challenge - 3rd annual - wood ridge NJ

Buffalo’s Chicken Shack of Wood Ridge, NJ will be hosting its Third Annual “Spicy Wing Challenge” eating contest. In this contest challengers will compete for the title of “Buffalo King” based on the challenger that can eat the largest amount of our spiciest wings within the given time limit. These are Jumbo Buffalo Wings that will be sauced with Buffalo’s secret recipe “NUMB YA FACE” spicy buffalo sauce that is measured at more than 500,000 SHU. There will be plenty of water, milk and ice on hand for the dropouts that’ll need special “cool me down” attention. This will be a great and fun event for the challengers as well as spectators.

Buffalo’s “Spicy Wing Challenge” will be held on August 25, 2012 3pm at Buffalo’s Chicken Shack, 261 Hackensack St. Wood Ridge, NJ 07075. Contact Miles at 201-481-5585 or at Buffalo’s 201-728-4477. For participant sign up, sponsorship or judging opportunities and additional details visit

Buffalo’s Chicken Shack, (a.k.a. “Buffalo’s”) is a privately owned new and exciting family style quick service restaurant in Wood Ridge, NJ near the Meadowlands. It is a family owned restaurant offering traditional recipes to create exciting and delicious food, unique sauces including our own “NUMB YA FACE” buffalo sauce and other store made sauces. Buffalo’s Chicken Shack sports a “western” atmosphere with a focus on good food at good prices. “Buffalo’s” serves up Chicken N’ Waffles, BBQ Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sandwiches, Hand Patty Burgers, Fried Turkey Wings and desserts daily. In addition to the above, Buffalo’s Chicken Shack serves “Jumbo” Buffalo Wings using proprietary sauces ranging from Sweet Thai through Numb Ya Face made on premises using locally sourced fresh ingredients.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Riverside NJ Wing Night

The Riverside Business Association and Delran Business Association are hosting a Fundraiser to benefit "My 08075" on Sunday June 24th from 4 pm to 7 pm at Throwbacks! On Rt 130 south in Delran NJ. $15 all you can eat wings and $2 domestic beers...Come on down and have some fun..we would love to see you there! This event is open to the public and no tickets are required.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Former WIng Bowl Champ El Wingador Arrested on Cocaine Charges

"El Wingador" Arrested On Cocaine Distribution Charges

Posted: Jun 19, 2012 3:00 PM EDTUpdated: Jun 19, 2012 3:10 PM EDT
The man known to thousands of "Wing Bowl" fans as El Wingador, is in trouble with New Jersey State Police.
William "El Wingador" Simmons, 50, of Woodbury Heights, NJ, was arrested on June 15th for drug distribution.  Simmons 2010 Kia was searched during a vehicle stop by a trooper in Harrison Township.
The search uncovered approximately $8,000 worth of powdered cocaine and over $4,000 in cash.
Simmons was charged with 1st degree distribution of drugs and placed in Gloucester County jail in default of $100,000 full cash bail.
His car, emblazoned with his "El Wingador" nickname, was seized. 
"It is regrettable that Mr. Simmons' notoriety has taken a negative turn.  However, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office works closely with other law enforcement agencies to stop the significant distribution of controlled dangerous substances that is reflected in the charges against him," said Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012




  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 10 chicken wings


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine the olive oil, garlic, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a large, resealable bag; seal and shake to combine. Add the chicken wings; reseal and shake to coat. Arrange the chicken wings on a baking sheet.
  3. Cook the wings in the preheated oven 1 hour, or until crisp and cooked through.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Free Hooters Wings for Military Veterans and Active Duty on Memorial Day

Published: Tuesday, May. 22, 2012 - 5:08 am
/PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, May 28 Hooters will honor all veterans and active duty military personnel with 10 of Hooters nearly world famous chicken wings.  All day on Memorial Day, personnel with proof of service or a Military ID will receive 10 free wings.  The offer is for either boneless or traditional wings with purchase of a drink and is only available for dine in orders.  
Hooters supports various military efforts throughout the year including an annual fundraising effort raising money for The Valentine Fund and Operation Homefront, in honor of fallen heroSOCS Thomas J. Valentine.  Over $300,000 has been donated toward the fund supporting the families of Special Forces service members and other military families.  Over the past 8 years, Hooters has shipped over 150,000 Hooters Calendars overseas to service members during the holidays during the Hooters Operation Calendar Drop program. 
Hooters of America, LLC is the franchisor and operator of over 430 Hooters restaurants in 44 states and 27 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  
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Wingmen and wing nuts everywhere: the days of cheap chicken wings may be ending. After a year when chicken-wing prices were surprisingly mild, wings are especially hot in demand now, and prices are expected to remain at or near record highs for months to come.

Unlike crops, there’s no particular “harvest” season for animals. Nonetheless, there are particular times of the year when prices spike for certain meat products. Bacon, for instance, soars in demand — and therefore, also in price — during the mid- to late summer, which could otherwise be known as “BLT season.” People want bacon more then because that’s when tomatoes are the freshest, the most delicious and also the cheapest (especially if you grow them in your backyard).

The demand for — and therefore, also the price of — chicken wings, on the other hand, doesn’t spike because of its relationship to the cycle of any vegetable or fruit, but because of human habit, and the grumbling desire of American sports fans. When do chicken-wing prices soar? Well, we’re at the height of the wing season right now, actually.

Peak season for chicken wings is, by no small coincidence, also peak season for many sports lovers. It’s January through March, a span when the NFL Playoffs, the Super Bowl and March Madness take place. The National Chicken Council estimated that 1.25 billion chicken wings were eaten on Super Bowl Sunday, and that 23% of people who watched the game ate wings — a few, or perhaps a few dozen, each.

A steep rise in demand for chicken wings took place three years ago, when, it’s been reported, the average wholesale price of wings was $1.47 per lb., up 39% from 2008. Adjusted for inflation, that was the highest price for wings since the 1970s.

Last year was an exceptionally affordable one for wings, which averaged 99¢ per lb., dipping below 80¢ in May and June (wings’ low season, apparently). Since the fall of 2011, though, wing prices have flown sharply northward, doubling over the six-month period ending in mid-January. At their peak last month, wing prices hit $1.99 per lb.

Industry publication Nation’s Restaurant News (NRN) reports that through March 2012, wing prices will remain at least 30¢ per lb. more expensive than last year.

How does this translate into the price of a dozen wings at the local pub or chain restaurant? As NRN points out, some wing-specialty chains, such as East Coast Wings and Quaker Steak & Lube, locked in purchase prices for wings last year, when they were low, to hedge against the likelihood of soaring prices. That strategy should help them keep menu prices down, at least for the near future.

Despite the sharp rise in wing prices at the end of 2011, the Buffalo Wild Wings chain wound up riding the popularity of wings to a 33% increase in fourth-quarter earnings, prompting shares of the company to rise 16% last week. If any restaurant understands the importance of sports — football in particular — for wings sales, it’s Buffalo Wild Wings. Last summer, when the NFL lockout was still in effect, the chain started a “Save Our Season” petition on Facebook. Anyone who signed the petition would be entitled to six free wings if the lockout ended by July 20. (Turns out, the lockout ended just a few days after that deadline.)

In any event, it’ll be hard for Buffalo Wild Wings to repeat its 2011 performance, especially because wing prices by the pound have hit the ceiling — and price increases on restaurant menus seem inevitable. At the beginning of last year, Buffalo Wild Wings’ menu prices were hiked 2.4%, and that was while wing prices remained low. For the sake of wing-loving diners everywhere, let’s hope the price hikes this year, which could be major, take place until after March Madness is over.

Tuttle is a reporter at TIME. Find him on Twitter at @bradrtuttle. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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Sunday, February 5, 2012


Super Bowl Sunday is synonymous with football, entertaining commercials and food. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says that Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest food consumption day of the year, behind Thanksgiving.
And what is on just about every menu? Chicken wings.
The National Chicken Council (NCC) says that Super Bowl weekend is the biggest time of the year for wings. More than 1.25 billion wing portions will be consumed during Super Bowl weekend in 2012, totaling more than 100 million pounds of wings, according to the NCC’s 2012 Wing Report.
If the wings were laid end-to-end they would circle the circumference of the Earth— more than twice—a distance that would reach approximately a quarter of the way to the moon, according to the NCC. But we all know that they would be eaten before the wings would be put end-to-end.
NCC Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Bill Roenigk on the NCC website said that chicken wings will be consumed by three times the number of Americans on Super Bowl Sunday than a typical Sunday throughout the year. About half will be ordered from restaurants and half purchased from retail grocery stores. (For a full list of Batavia restaurants and retail shops, click here.)
A chicken has two wings, and chicken companies are not able to produce wings without the rest of the chicken. Therefore, the supply of wings is limited by the total number of chickens produced. When the demand for wings is stronger than the demand for other chicken parts, the price of wings will go up.
Wing prices always go up in the fourth quarter of the year as restaurants stock up for the Super Bowl and prices usually peak in January during the run-up to the big game, according to the NCC.
In the Midwest, for instance, the price of wings (whole) for the week of Jan. 16-20, was $1.96 a pound wholesale, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Poultry Market News Service. This represents a 50 percent increase in price from six months ago in July 2011. The USDA estimates that the cost for frozen party wings in the Midwest cost $1.60 to $3 per pound.
“The good news for consumers,” said NCC’s Roenigk, “is that food service and retail outlets generally plan months in advance for the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl Sunday, meaning that increased wholesale costs for the most part aren’t passed on to consumers’ plates.”
Consumers looking for great chicken wing recipes can find them on the National Chicken Council website at