Hot Wings: The Most American Food

Hot Wings are the most American food! Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get into the brass tacks.

The first Hot Wing (also called chicken wings or Buffalo wings) came into this world in 1964 from the fantastic city of Buffalo, New York, United States of America. The origin story goes like this: Dominic Bellissimo arrived at his parent’s bar, the Anchor Bar, late one night with several college friends looking for some food. In order to create a quick and easy meal, Dominic’s mother, Teressa, threw chicken wings into a deep fryer, tossed the cooked wings in cayenne hot sauce, and served up the legendary food we now call hot wings.

So, hot wings were born in America. That’s a pretty good start to be considered American. But what makes it the ‘Most American Food’? A hot wing is thrown into a giant vat of oil and fried at a high temperature for a short amount of time. It is then smothered in sauce (or dry rub) and devoured quickly. That sounds pretty badass, and therefore, American.

Still not convinced? How about this? Hot wings come in all sorts of sizes and sauces. You can have big meaty wings and small crispy wings. You can have traditional sauces like buffalo and mild, or you can have crazy flavors inspired by all different cultures like Teriyaki and Sriracha. In a way, hot wings are the melting pot of the food world. You know what else is often called a melting pot? That’s right: America!

That not doing it for you? Try this one on for size. More Americans watch the Super Bowl each year than any other televised broadcast in the United States. And do you know what food is a must-have at every Super Bowl party? Hot wings. The answer is hot wings. In fact, it is estimated that 1.3 billion wings are consumed while watching the Super Bowl. That’s enough to feed every man, woman, and child in America 4 wings each. These aren’t alternative facts here people.

“Hold on!” you say. “There are plenty of other foods that are more American than hot wings!”

Yeah, let’s take a look at these so-called “American foods”.


Hot Dogs

Hot Dogs are a favorite of ballparks and cookouts – synonymous with America’s favorite pastime and the Fourth of July. You can’t beat a good hot dog slathered in mustard, ketchup, and relish. Do you know where the name comes from? It was literally named hot dog because it looked like a dog that is known for being long, specifically, a Dachshund – a German dog! In fact, hot dogs originated from the frankfurter, which was created in Frankfurt, Germany. I don’t know about you, but Germany doesn’t sound very American to me.

Apple Pie

I’m sure we have all heard the saying, “As American as Apple Pie.” Scoop some ice cream on it (or a slice of cheddar cheese, if you’re into that sort of thing), and you’ve got yourself a delicious treat. Well, first of all, the apples used in Apple Pie aren’t even native to American soil. They were first brought over as trees, and then didn’t even produce much until we brought over European bees to pollinate. On top of that, the English were making Apple pies since the late 1300s. So, Apple Pies – Delicious? Absolutely. American? Not really.

Pizza

There’s nothing like a good pizza. Whether you’re a fan of New York style or Chicago Deep Dish, there’s no denying that Americans love their pizza. I think you know where this is going, though. There are forms of pizza from thousands of years ago from places like Sardinia, Greece, and Persia. But, it was made truly famous in Italy back in the 16th – 17th century, where it grew into the food we love today. Besides, I think most people agree that Pizza is more Italian, not American.


Now, don’t get me wrong. Those foods are all great. But Hot Wings were created in America; they are primarily served in America; and they are absolutely enjoyed by all Americans. In fact, have someone eat a hot wing. If they don’t like it, well, they’re not American. Honestly, that’s all that should be done for a citizenship test.

So we should all pledge allegiance to the almighty Hot Wing as the Most American Food in the United States of America!

Jak’s – Updated Review!

Jaks 2.22.17

Basic Information:

Location: 410 4th Ave, Jessup, PA 18434
Phone number: (570) 489-1600
Normal Wing Price: 10 for $8.95
Wing Night: Wednesday
Wing Night Price: $0.45 cents a wing
Wing flavors: Classic Buffalo, Garlic*, Garlic Parm*, Garlic Honey*, Caesar*, Caesar Parm, Caesar Garlic Parm, Butter & Garlic, Bellucci, Jak-Off*, Porketta, Buffalo Porketta*, Carolina, Carolina Blue, Honey Blue, Honey BBQ*, Honey Mustard*, Hot Honet, Sesame Teriyaki, Tangy Teriyaki, Boom Boom, Ghost Pepper, BBQ Bourbon
*- Available in hot or mild

Overall Rating: 78

Lynch’s Rating: 41 out of 50

Environment: 10
Jak’s Pub & Eatery is a favorite bar of ours located right off of Church Street in Jessup. We’ve been to Jak’s a number of times in the past, even when it was known as Johhny D’s under previous ownership. With the new owner came a remodeled bar with new food options, including some delicious wings. They also offer some pretty good craft beer options on draft if you’re into that sort of thing. The interior itself is a bit on the smaller side, which is usually full on our visits, but never too packed. The service has always been great and this visit was no different. Our waitress was very friendly and the food was extremely fast. In fact, I’d be surprised if the wings took even 10 minutes to arrive. It was awesome. On top of that, the food came out very warm and well cooked. You couldn’t beat it. Oh, and not to mention that they give you moist towelettes with your wings. Do we, perhaps unnecessarily, make a big deal about moist towelettes? Yeah, but it’s a nice little touch that is perfect when you finish your wings.

Wing Size: 8
On their Wednesday Wing Night, Jak’s offers wings at 45 cents each, which is slowly becoming harder and harder to find in the area. The wings are pretty large and in charge while managing to be crispy at the same time. A large and crispy wing is a rare thing in the wing world, but Jak’s pulls it off nicely. They also offer orders of five on their wing night. We are big fans of the smaller orders because it gives us an opportunity to try as many flavors as possible.

Wing Flavors: 7
Jak’s Pub & Eatery doesn’t offer the biggest selection of wings, but they do provide you with some pretty interesting options. In addition to the classic flavors like Buffalo, Honey Mustard, and Butter & Garlic, Jak’s spruces up a couple flavors to give you something unique and even offers some sauces you probably have never seen before. For example, the Bellucci is an awesome combination of spices, including Butter, Garlic, Old Bay, and Parmesan Cheese. The Jak-Off kicks it up a notch by adding some Buffalo sauce to the mix. The Carolina Blue is an interesting mixture of BBQ, Honey Mustard and Blue cheese. It’s these subtle changes to already delicious flavors that make the options at Jak’s stand out.

Wing Taste (x2): 8
As I mentioned earlier, the wings at Jak’s are cooked to perfection by combining a big, meaty wing with a great level of crispiness. On top of the well-made wings, the sauces are all delicious. The Hot Honey Garlic is a very tasty wing that takes a great Buffalo sauce base, adds a hint of sweetness with the honey, and increases flavors with tiny pieces of garlic. I think my wings could have used a bit more garlic, but I was still very happy with it overall. The Hot Caesar is a classic combination that I always enjoy. At Jak’s, that amazing Buffalo base is balanced perfectly with the Caesar to make a well-rounded and fantastic wing. The Buffalo Porketta was an interesting take on the traditional dry rub porketta that you see at other places. Jak’s allows you to mix the buffalo sauce, either hot or mild, with Porketta seasoning to give you a wet sauce that is truly unique. The sauce looked like it contained slightly different seasonings than a traditional porketta rub with some chunks of garlic mixed in. I really liked the flavor, but wish the sauce upped the amount of that delicious spice mixture just a little. Finally, I ordered one of my favorite wings from this place – the Jak-Off. For those familiar with Aww Shucks corn from Dorney Park and other Allentown places, this wing has a very similar combination of seasonings with buffalo wing sauce added. I love the mixture of the parmesan cheese, old bay, hot sauce, garlic and butter; It just works really well together. Unlike past visits, I felt like the Jak-off sauce lacked a tiny bit with the Old Bay, which is the spice I look forward to the most on these wings. I still took the wings down without a second thought, though.

Serniak’s Rating: 37 out of 50

Environment: 8
Jaks is the epitome of your classic corner bar because it has that welcoming vibe you’d expect out of your grandmother’s house if your grandmother was in the business of pouring you a shot of Jack(you like that). And Jaks is located on a corner so it all comes together to make for a relaxing experience. Not the biggest place in the world but they’ve recentlyish have added a backroom. It has a real secret room feel to it. The kind of place that you need to pull a book on a bookshelf or hit a particular note on a piano to gain access too. I only hope that’s the case. The place is very clean and has a decent selection of brew to order. Our waitress was extremely nice. She answered all of our questions we had, was diligent about refilling our drinks and went along with our banter. It’s always cool when our server can chime in with a couple lines to add to our conversation. Nothing like a 3rd voice to get to the bottom of things. Something that Jaks had that I don’t think I saw anywhere else was that they had paper towel rolls on each of the tables. Genius move. Hope that idea takes off all over the area.

Wing Size: 7
Coming in at 45 cents a wing, which seems like that puts them under the average of 50 cents a wing for most wing nights, is always a good thing. Can’t say it enough, but the days of 10 cent and even 25 cent wing nights are but a distant memory. Love hearing stories of simpler times when people would go for wings with 4 dollars and eat and drink like kings. If I could time travel, I’d go back and hit up one of those 10 cent wing joints. #Goals

Wing Flavors: 8
Since the last time we did a WRITE-UP on Jaks, a lot of work,thought and creativity has been put into their flavors list. I think the first time we ever went there was less than 7. Feel free to fact check me on that. Now, Jaks is up to 22 flavors. Some of them are natural offshoots of each other like caesar to caesar parm to caesar garlic parm. Nothing wrong with that. Like I said, that’s natural. If you’re going to have caesar as a flavor, it just makes sense to add garlic and parm to to it. But then, they have unique flavors such as Bellucci, which is interesting because he always seemed like a burger guy, that consists of butter/garlic mixed with secret spices and parmesan cheese. Another flavor called their Jak-Off, which can only be a reference to the creature the Jakovasaur from Southpark, that consists of secret spices, parmesan and their hot or mild sauce. I’m sure wings like that exist elsewhere. But when you give a flavor a name, and here’s a pro-tip, it makes it special and interesting. Interesting enough for me to try it. Other not oftenly seen flavors are Carolina Blue, honey blue, buffalo porketta, tangy teriyaki and boom boom lead me to believe that the creativity is flowing well at Jaks. I’m hoping it continues.

Wing Taste (x2): 7

Solid work all the around with everything I ordered. First up, there’s the tangy teriyaki. This sauce is exactly that. You pretty much know what you’re getting when you get teriyaki. Not exactly sure what makes them tangy other than teriyaki sauce being naturally tangy, to me at least. Next I had Carolina, which is a BBQ and mustard mix. Always a big fan of this flavor when I get it and this was no different. The smokiness of the BBQ added with the twang of the mustard is always a positive thing. Moving on to the boom boom, a flavor I feel that is on the rise, was very good. Tons of different spices are at play here ranging from paprika and garlic to cayenne and shallots. All that comes full circle to make a creamy orange sauce that will really get your engine going. Finally, I got the Bellucci. Tons of different flavors showing up together, partying and swinging with each other. The butter/garlic and parm are heavily caked on this wing. Always the way to go. Then you have the different spices, which is probably pepper, chili powder and a host of others. An excellent blend indeed.

The Wing Men Present Elite Eat

We have teamed up with The Woodlands Experience to help choose a new wing sauce for Crescenzo’s!

On March 26, 2017, from 3-7 PM , head to Crezcenzo’s within The Woodlands to sample three new wing flavors and vote on your favorite. The wing sauce with the most votes will be featured on Crecenzo’s upcoming new menu. The best part: it’s completely free to sample the new wings sauces and vote!!

 

 

Saints and Sinners – Fourth Visit

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It’s very difficult for us to stay away from Saints and Sinners for too long because they have such delicious wings. So, obviously, we made another trip. Check out the bottom of this post to listen to the podcast review of our latest visit.

One awesome thing about Saints and Sinners is that they allow you to mix and match any flavor combination on the menu. Well, our creative juices were really flowing on this trip and we stretched our imaginations on the sauces we crafted. Oh, and we have a brief discussion on what a bizarro-world Lynch and Serniak would be like. You know, normal, everyday conversation stuff.

Also, if you’re a local business, you’ll definitely want to check out this podcast to take advantage of an awesome deal for Condron Media offered exclusively through the Wingcast. We’ll give you a hint, it’s free stuff. You can’t beat that.

Finally, if you want to check out all our previous visits to this lovely place, head to the Saints and Sinner Review Page.

Saints and Sinner Wingcast

Benny’s

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Basic Information:

Location: 1216 N Main St, Peckville, PA 18452
Phone number: (570) 291-4190
Normal Wing Price: 10 for $7.50
Wing Night: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
Wing Night Price: $0.50 cents a wing
Wing flavors: Mild, Mild Parm, Garlic, Garlic Parm, Hot Garlic, Hot Garlic Parm, Memphis BBQ, Benny’s BBQ, Hot BBQ, Speedie Sauce, Horsey Sauce, Hot BBQ Honey Mustard, Sweet Teriyaki, Sesame Teriyaki, Pete’s Sauce, Boom Boom, Caesar, Hot Caesar, Honey Teriyaki, Honey Mustard, Cider Glaze, Sweet Chili, Tai Peanut, Bacon Brown Sugar, Volcano Style, Bourbon Sugar, Sweet Cajun, Sriracha Ranch, Porketta Dry Rub, Old Bay Dry Rub, Hot Brown Sugar Dry Rub, Signature Smokehouse Dry Rub, Honey Garlic Dry Rub, Applewood Dry Rub, Jamaican Jerk Dry Rub

First Visit – 1/04/17

Overall Rating: 82

Lynch’s Rating: 41 out of 50

Environment: 9
While driving along North Main Street in Peckville, you may have noticed a change to the recognizable bar called Duke’s, which was well-known for its cheesesteak pizza. The place is now called Benny’s and it’s under new ownership, and with this new ownership came a number of positive changes. The place is still split between a large bar area and a small take-out section. The bar area has much of the same layout, but with a number of changes to modernize it for a new age. The bar top has been redone and the lighting updated to give it a slicker look. Benny’s also added some nice beer selections tailored to the craft beer drinker if that sort of thing floats your boat. There is a section dedicated to two pool tables in case you wanted to pass the time while you wait for your food. Our service was fantastic while we were there. We sat at the bar and the two bartenders were on top of their game. They were very friendly, conversational, and always checking up on us to make sure we had everything we needed. You cannot split your order of wings at Benny’s, so just be wary if you planned on getting a variety of flavors. It never got crowded on our visit, but it did appear to get livelier as the night went on. Overall, Benny’s is a great new bar in the area that you’re bound to enjoy for some food or late-night activities.

Wing Size: 4
Most aspects of Benny’s had high marks. Size is not one of them. Benny’s does this awesome thing where they offer three wing nights – Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. On any of those nights, you can get an order of ten wings for $5. That is about the standard going price on wing night these days. When the wings came out, I knew I would have no trouble finishing all 20 as they were a bit on the smaller side. Usually, I finish my 15 feeling overly stuff, but I took down the 20 with no issues.

Wing Flavors: 10
Benny’s really brings it to the table (pun intended) with wing flavors. They have a huge amount of wet and dry options to cover your wings. In fact, there were so many to choose from, I struggled on my final selection. It’s interesting because Benny’s doesn’t have a traditional “Hot” flavor listed on the menu, but they do have a Mild and plenty of other “Hot” flavors, so I’m sure you could order a plain Hot if you wanted. Benny’s offers classic flavors as well as some great, unique styles such as Volcano Style (just like volcano fries, but on a wing), Pete’s Sauce (we were told this is a very spicy wing), and Applewood Dry rub. I definitely expect another visit in our near future just to give different wings a try.

Wing Taste (x2): 9
Before we get into the actual taste of the sauces I ordered, I wanted to mention that I like that they ask if you want your wings crispy. The wings came out with just the slightest, and rightest (in my opinion), amount of crisp. To start off, I ordered the Tai Peanut, which I believe is supposed to actually be Thai Peanut. Regardless, whenever I see a peanut sauce on a menu, I almost always make it a point to order. Serniak is not a fan of peanut sauces, but that’s his problem. I really enjoyed this wing. It had a good peanut butter taste up front with a decent kick of spice on the back end. It’s certainly not a wing sauce that everyone would order or enjoy, but since I am a sucker for peanut sauces, I thought Benny’s did a good job on it. I also ordered the Hot Caesar. This is another classic wing flavor that I always enjoy. Benny’s starts with a great hot sauce base and adds some Caesar to it to really amp up the taste. The balance between the hot and the Caesar were great. You won’t go wrong if you order these wings. The other two wings I tried – Benny’s Bacon Brown Sugar and Sweet Cajun – were Serniak’s picks, and may actually have been better than the two I talked about, but I will leave that to the other half of The Wing Men to describe.

Serniak’s Rating: 41 out of 50

Environment: 9
A real new-comer to the ever growing wing scene in the NEPA area(can’t imagine who or what is responsible for this) Benny’s takes over right where its predecessor left off. Benny’s is located in Peckville in the same location that Duke’s was it. Duke’s was known for their legendary double crust steak and cheese pizza. A possible national treasure it was. Now, Benny’s is in there and it appears they have decided they are heading in the wing direction. Great for wing bloggers, bad for no one. It’s nice to see all the hard work put into remodeling the place from when it was Duke’s. The layout is pretty much the same. They have two pool tables, a big bar area with a good amount of seating that wraps around it. It looked like they updated many things like the bar countertops and the amount of tvs. If you’re a sports guy or gal, it’s a great place to catch some competition of whatever sport you’d like minus perhaps croquet and badminton. We sat at the bar. Our bartender/server was quite pleasant and joked around with us while she attended others. There’s something to be said about being able to do both of those things without slowing down. I’m always appreciative of that. The atmosphere of the whole place also seemed to a positive one. People just seemed to be in a good mood. It’s always better to be in that kind of company. Fact. Equipped with a solid beer selection, I think you could easily spend days inside of there and not get bored. Maybe they should do a lock-in like bowling alleys used to do. That be somethin.

Wing Size: 7
You can go and find wings that are larger. You can find wings that are smaller. To me, they are slightly above average in size. And they’re right around the average for price at 50 cents a wing on their wing night. One thing you can’t do is order them in orders of 5. You need to get them in orders of 10. I’m a guy who craves multiple sauces so I suggest you go with a companion so that you could try our more flavors.

Wing Flavors: 9
It took me a god while to decide between an 8 or a 9. But, after further review, I went with a 9 because they have over 20 flavors and several of them are unique and they put their own twist into some classics. I’m a fan of innovation and Benny’s certainly is thinking outside the standard flavors in trying to stand out. Flavors such as horsey sauce, boom boom and speedie sauce, sauces that you don’t normally see can be found here. But sauces such as sweet cajun, one that I’ve never seen before, cider glaze and Benny’s bacon brown sugar show me that they’re looking to really plant a flag in the wing society that we live in. I hope they aren’t finished with exploring their brains for new flavors. All of us can benefit if they keep thinking.

Wing Taste (x2): 8

We got the hot caesar, thai peanut, Benny’s bacon brown sugar and the sweet cajun. The hot caesar was a very solid representation of what that flavor is all about. The heat of the hot mixed with subtle bite of the caesar dressing did some very good things out there. I do wish the caesar dressing was caked on instead of drizzled on. That’s me nitpicking I know, but I still like to have all sauces on every centimeter of my wings. I’m a real stickler for sauce distribution. It’s a curse I know. Now the thai peanut is a sauce that I typically avoid. I’ve just never been a guy who enjoys that flavor regardless of where it comes from. Lynch wanted to get it and I was in no position to challenge it. I checked. But, if you’re into that style then I’m rather sure you’ll like Benny’s take on this eastern staple. Had the peanutbuttery taste you’d expect. Moving on. The sweet cajun, a sauce I said I don’t think I’ve ever seen before, which is surprising because it doesn’t sound like something that should be that hard to come up with, was excellent. I thought it was real good because it focused a lot on the sweet facto. I figured it would be more spicy but nope, I thought it was real tangy. Real good combo of sweet and spicy. The sweetness wasn’t overpowering but I thought it was the leader of the flavor. Finally, the Benny’s bacon brown sugar is everything that those words are. There was bacon, there was brown sugar and it was at Benny’s. Thought it might be a dry rub but it was more like a hybrid of dry and wet. This might of happened because it had the brown sugar as dry but there was an extremely large showing of fresh cooked bacon on it and perhaps the grease from the bacon mixed in making wet. Either way, it was delicious. The brown sugar had a taste to it that wasn’t fully sweet. Something else was going on in there. Something they don’t want me to know. Whatever it was, it worked and that’s all that matters.

The Windsor Inn

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Basic Information:

Location: 669 S Washington Ave, Jermyn, PA 18433
Phone number: (570) 876-4600
Normal Wing Price: 10 for $9.95
Wing Night: Sunday – 6 PM to 10 PM
Wing Night Price: $0.60 cents a wing
Wing flavors: Mild, Hot, Xtra Hot, Super Hot, Sriracha Ranch, Thai Chilli, Garlic Mild, Garlic Hot, Garlic Xtra Hot, Garlic Super Hot, BBQ, Honey Mustard, Butter & Garlic

First Visit – 12/04/16

Overall Rating: 62

Lynch’s Rating: 31 out of 50

Environment: 7
Many readers have wondered why The Windsor Inn is one of the few places we have never been to in NEPA. The answer is very easy – we generally only go to wing places on wing night. Is that because we are cheap? Well, partially, but we also like to set a standard and stick to it. Personally, I think if you want to be considered a wing place, you should at least have a wing night. Anyway, with new owners came a wing night for The Windsor Inn. When we found that out, we figured it was about time we made a visit. As a young lad from Lakeland School District, I had my fair share of wings from the Windsor in the past. It has been quite a while since I last visited, but the inside has remained much the same. You enter into the bar area complete with a large, square bar with plenty of TVs to catch your favorite game. To the right of the bar is well-lit, sit-down dining room with plenty of seats to enjoy a meal. Our server was friendly enough and the food arrived relatively quickly, so no complaints there. Honestly, not much has really changed since I was a youth and visited the Windsor, which is more than OK in my book.

Wing Size: 7
When talking about the Windsor with other wing enthusiasts, the small size of the wings became a common complaint. Well, that is no longer the case. These wings are much larger than I remember. On Sunday, which is their wing night, The Windsor Inn charges 60 cents a wing from 6 PM to 10 PM. You can also get wings in order of 5, which I am always a fan of. While they are not the biggest wings you will ever come across, it is a definite improvement over what I have seen in the past.

Wing Flavors: 5
The Windsor Inn has also improved in the types of flavors they offer. While many of the flavors are pretty basic, I’m happy to see they stepped it up a bit with some creative offerings such as Sriracha Ranch and Thai Chilli. I think it was also a smart decision to leave those original Hot flavors on the menu to appeal to the long-time fans of the Windsor.

Wing Taste (x2): 6
I decided to amp it up a bit for my wing order by ordering the Xtra Hot as opposed to the usual Hot that you traditionally see me chowing down on. I was happy with my choice. The Xtra Hot had a pretty good flavor up front with a nice kick of spice on the back end. I would even consider ordering the Super Hot on my next visit to see how much heat it can bring to the table. The Thai Chili left a little to be desired. It was your usual sticky, sweet sauce with a tiny hint if heat from the Chili. I feel like most restaurants, including Windsor, just order this sauce in bulk and serve as is. I think it’s a good base that you can modify to really make it stand out. Perhaps adjust it by adding some more heat to really make it a delicious sauce. The final wing I ordered was the Sriracha Ranch, which was probably my favorite out of the bunch. It had a great ranch flavor with a mellow spice from the sriracha. It was well-balanced and delicious. Overall, I think Windsor is smart to stick with the original flavors, but I think they have room to grow and to really spread their wings with these unique offerings.

Serniak’s Rating: 31 out of 50

Environment: 7
Finally, Sern has come back to near his home. I know The Rock does that slightly better than me but since the Windsor in Jermyn is the closest place that I will go to for wings I figured I couldn’t let the opportunity to impersonate the Great One slip by. Anyways, the Wingmen finally got to try the 2nd greatest wings in all of space and time according to a contest where they placed 2nd in I think in the 70s. I always thought it was weird that a place with such well graded wings never had a wing night. Maybe it was the kind of thing where the management never wanted to serve them at anything not full price? Who knows? I’m just a guy who believes that if you have a flagship item that you should give the people an opportunity to enjoy them a bit cheaper than usual. Might not be a popular opinion but remember this is coming from a guy who’s never ran a restaurant. Haven’t been inside the Windsor in many years and man it was different. Much more bright an extra restroom and just a more updated look and feel to it. The place is equipped with a large bar on side and tables and chair area on the other. Definitely a place you could bring the family after an evening at the skating rink. Our server was pleasant and helped us with everything we needed. One thing I don’t think they have anymore is the arcade room, which if you think about it, are really becoming a thing of the past. So if you’re looking to play Mortal Kombat and ski ball, sorry.

Wing Size: 4
Big friggin wings. That’s what you’ll get here. Really yuge. But the reason for the rating of a 4 is because they’re 60 cents each. That easily puts them 10-15 cents higher than the norm of about 45-50 cents each. Are we talking life changing money? Probably not. But it’s a high number. Also, their wing night is on Sundays, which is neat and different but it’s only from 6-10. Just seems like a real small window of time to experience a places wing night. But if you think about it, they aren’t advertising a wing day. So I guess I kind of have to respect the exactness of their decision.

Wing Flavors: 6
I think the last time I was at the Windsor there were only hot and mild sauces to choose from. I don’t mind if you fact check me on that. Today, they’re up to 13 sauces. It’s a solid number of wings but besides the sriracha ranch and Thai chili, everything else is a play off their hot and mild sauces. Such as hot, hot garlic, xtra hot, super hot garlic, mild, mild garlic. You’ll find that they have BBQ and butter and garlic. I’m pleased that there are more sauces from I remember, but I’m a guy who desires different styles and creative approaches.

Wing Taste (x2): 7

I got my standard 20 because that’s what I do. First of I got their classic hot. It was fine. It tasted like hot sauce from the valley. A real deep butter based sauce. In hindsight, I should’ve gotten the next level in hotness because the plain hot didn’t have as much as heat as I could have gone for. Next, I had the butter garlic. Big fan of these. A very generous portion of garlic was distributed throughout the wings. Amazes me when I get butter and garlic from places and there isn’t garlic everywhere. Thanks Windsor. 3rdly, i got the Thai Chili. Another very solid entry. They had good spices throughout and even had a sweetness that really accented the heat. Lastly, and what I thought were the wings to get, the sriracha ranch. I’m not saying I’m an unpaid spokesman for the sriracha revolution but I’m also not saying I’m not either. This sauce had the major heat you get with a sriracha sauce but when you add the cooling agent that is ranch you really have a dynamite sauce on your hands.

DeLeo’s Podcast Review

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Well, well, well. What do we have here? It’s another podcast! This time, we’re bringing you a review of our second visit to Deleo’s. Head to the bottom of the post to give it a listen.

I will say, it’s been quite a while since we’ve posted to the website. We’ve been so busy with the Holidays and filling our faces with wings that we’ve been posting a lot on Facebook but hardly anything on here. Don’t you worry though. We’re back!

Deleo’s Bar N Grill is a bar in Dalton that serves some fantastic wings. We were blown on our first visit with not only the great service and huge amount of flavors that we knew we’d be back. Our experience this time was slightly different, so definitely check out the podcast to hear all about it.

If you’re more of those reading types, head over to the Deleo’s Review Page to get the scoop on our very first visit.

Deleo’s Wingcast