any recommendations for good hot wings in St Paul area?
I just moved here from Milwaukee... and back there, my friends and I discovered a great hole-in-the-wall bar west of the city with 10-cent wings on Tuesday nights.... we'd get a group together and each toss money into the middle of the table and buy ourselves $10 or $15 in wings and a couple pitchers of beer and FEAST. The wings arrived in a great pile on a platter, without sauce... the sauce was in squeeze bottles, all different kinds to dip into. The wings were piping-hot, meaty and juicy... the best ever!!!
I'd love to find something comparable here... (I live and work in the north and east suburbs of St. Paul). We tried Buffalo Wild Wings and they were a bit spendy... and not too impressive... they were a bit shrunken looking, like they'd been under a heat lamp. I'm not saying that the place is terrible... maybe it was the time of day that we ended up strolling in. Perhaps they are awesome during a rush when they are constantly being made fresh. But this hot wing experience wasn't too great.
Are there any out-of-the-way places that are known for their great hot wings? And any great happy hour recommendations would be greatly appreciated here too. :-) I get those cravings for wings and beer quite often!
Welcome! Probably not at all what you're looking for, but I love them so much I'll mention them anyway: I like the jamaican jerk wings at West Indies Soul at Midtown Global Market on Lake Street in Minneapolis, http://www.midtownglobalmarket.org/ or in the food building at the State Fair. I don't know if they do the wings at their flagship location on University Avenue in St. Paul http://members.aol.com/westindiessoul/
Here's a weird "wing fling" link I found while searching for the url for West Indies Soul. This event was in 2005, but it seems to have an interesting list of wing vendors--definitely check to see if they're open before you drive across town or anything...
Good luck! Let us know where you end up and what you think.