My wing tour of the Erie area was harder the second time around. I hit most of the “big players” the first time, so this eight-week tour hit some smaller places. Through readers’ and co-workers’ suggestions, I had, for the most part, good experiences. No location had all of my favorites, but I wanted to pick out which ones I really enjoyed. In addition to the wings I chose in the last round, if I got to open my own wing joint, I would make sure to serve the following wings:
BBQ – Titters 2, Brotherhood Of St. Joseph; Carolina Kickers, Avonia Tavern; Wyatt’s Wild Sauce, Doc Holliday’s; Honey BBQ Cajun, Country Tavern;
Hot – Hot, Kelly Hotel; Hot Pepper Parm, One Way Inn; Hubba Bubba, Doc Holliday’s; Buffalo Cajun, Country Tavern;
Dry – Garlic Parm Ranch, Kelly Hotel ; Butter and Garlic, Country Tavern;
Honey Mustard – Titters 1, Brotherhood Of St. Joseph ; Maple Mustard, Beechwood Inn; Honey Mustard Horseradish, Country Tavern;
Specialty – Sirrachi Kickers, Kelly Hotel ; Thai Chili, Fat Willie’s Wing House;
Wing Preparation – Broiled Wings, Avonia Tavern;
Dipping Sauce – House Ranch, Brotherhood Of St. Joseph ; Avonia Tavern;
I would recommend all of the places that I visited. Some places had some pretty high prices, but the wings they produced were still delicious. A huge thanks to all of the cooks, servers, and bartenders along this wing tour. Between the first wing tour and this one, I did not eat wings too often. With roughly 300 wings ordered on each tour, that is pretty much my quota for the year. I will be sure to visit most of these locations in the future, though.
With the holidays rapidly approaching, I am planning to leave the “tour theme” poll up for another week. By next week, I will have the four locations up for voting. Enjoy your holiday season.
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