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Jan 10, 2009 09:23 AM

ISO Chicken Wings -- all kinds ...

Recently my girlfriend and I were out-of-town and had some really special “lemon pepper wings.” That has us both wanting to try all of L.A.’s special wings and therefore we need a list. The lemon pepper wings were not of the Hot Buffalo style but we like Buffalo wings also. Please include any style of wings that are a “eat with your fingers like the animal you are” kind of meal. I recall that Burger Boy has mentioned a place off the 10 fry (maybe Bar-B-Q style?) but I can’t find it. I hope he checks in here. Below is a list (in no special order) of some of the places I know of that make outstanding wings but I hope this list grows.

Pann’s (very large deep fried wings w/ waffles)

Pioneer Chicken (very large deep fried chicken wings and get some jalapenos on the side
)5970 West Olympic Blvd
(323) 954-0454

Wings N Things Restaurant (Buffalo style Hot Wings -- Mild, Hot, Extra Hot, Beyond Hot , also Beef on Weck)
18302 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92648-1311
(714) 848-2767

Tito’s Market (must try the Deep fried Hot Chicken wings which are NOT Buffalo style but have a light crust, Beef Empanadas, the Regular Sub w/ jalapeno, , Deep Fried Stuffed Jalapenos – OMG! – in fact I am heading to this right now to get some party food).
9814 Garvy Ave.
El Monte, CA 91733
(626) 579-1893

Link to the original Buffalo Hot wing place :

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  1. Don't laugh.........Hamburger Hamlet has great chicken wings *(before Buffalo wings were invented) the biggest wings I've seen. You can get their famous apricot sauce or the Buffalo sauce is pretty good. I get both....they're served on the side for dipping.

    214 S Lake Ave
    Pasadena, CA 91101
    (626) 449-8520

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    1. re: monku

      Wings with apricot sauce? There was a time that the Hard Rock had that and Watermelon Ribs. but then they ruin the menu. Those were so good but now they are not on the menu. I will have to try Hamburger Hamlet. My Thanks,

      1. re: JeetJet

        Hamburger Hamlet originated the apricot sauce wings from what I remember, way before the Hard Rock Cafe came into existence. Ask for a side of the Buffalo sauce also. But, note when you have them how large the wings are. You get an order of 8 and its usually listed as an appetizer, but its a meal for me.

        1. re: monku

          Best chicken wings in town... always have been... and a cold stine of beer... yum!

          If anyone can lay their hands on a copy of the apricot sauce recipe, please post!

          1. re: elvisload

            Many years ago they used to sell it in bottles at their restaurants.
            I was somewhat privy to the recipe and the only two ingredients I remember were apricot preserves and soy sauce.

    2. Kyochon. I love those Korean Fried Chicken Wings. Went their yesterday and received a free box of Kyochon Kleenex, which had a coupon for 2 free drumsticks!

      Last year they gave us a Kyochon Teddy Bear for Valentine's Day!

        1. try out the pepper wings at Ruby Table, across the street from the wiltern on western.

          1. I've not seen the Hamlet wings - I'll have to try them - but the biggest ones I have seen and eaten are the ones at Pann's. Those "drumettes" are bigger than some fullsize drumsticks I've had elsewhere, and they're delicious, too. Nothin' fancy, just really good crisp fried chicken.

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            1. re: Will Owen

              The Hamlet wings are big in general (bigger than Pann's) and one counts as the wing part and drumette and they don't disjoint it and count it as 2 wing pieces. You get 8.