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Nov 2, 2009 11:39 AM

I need The Hottest Hot Wings in LA!

So a friend of mine is coming to town from Germany, and this guy is a chicken wing aficionado. He's eaten them around the world, and this being his first trip to LA, I need to take him to the best places and impress him! (He said thus far, he's had the best buffalo wings in... Tokyo!

So I've read some threads on this subject, but I need the throwdown on these two main points - what's the tastiest, and the hottest? (He is obsessed with eating the spiciest he can possibly find).

I am wiling to drive him within a 80 mile radius to fulfill his quest. Thanks Chowhounds!

Separately, I just found a cool video on how to eat chicken wings - this sort of blew my mind, it was so unexpectedly helpful!

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  1. hand down "ye rustic inn". order with suicide sauce. please post your final results. enjoy!

    Ye Rustic Inn
    1831 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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    1. re: justanotherpenguin

      not very hot, very low on the scoville unit scale, equivalant to tabasco sauce. Wings were very tasty though, and the waitress was awesome and down to earth. Cool crowd in a small dimly lit place, my rating of 4 on the 10 unit scale, as compared to WS atomics sitting at 8.5

    2. Try the Suicide Wings at Hoagies & Wings. I can eat Habaneros, but they put a little drop of their Suicide sauce on a toothpick and it blew me away.
      My favorite hot wings, however, are from a chain: Wingstop. I order the Cajun wings (2nd hottest, hottest is Atomic but seemed to powdery for me), well done, extra saucy. I love their fries - get them to cook them for 7 minutes (they will look at you strangely, but hang tough), you will not be disappointed.
      Good luck!

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      1. re: WildSwede

        As much as I love Wingstop, the Cajun isn't that spicy. It's more vinegary than it is spicy.

        1. re: taiwanesesmalleats

          Yeah, that is why I didn't say I thought they were spicy - just that they were the 2nd spiciest at WS. I actually prefer my wing sauce on the vinegary side - that is why I think the Atomic is too powdery. I always have them sprinkle on a lot of that spice blend that they add to the Cajun one as well. Then it comes out just as I like it.

        2. re: WildSwede

          The suicide wings at Hoagies and Wings are the hottest I've had in LA. Flavor-wise, I don't think they are better than Ye Olde Rustic Inn, but they are spicier.

          If you really want to branch out from wings, look at this thread:

          1. re: Jwsel

            I agree. Ye Olde Rustic Inn's are really good. I did not find them very spicy, tho. I may acually be heading there tonight before going to the KCET studios... Now my mouth is watering!!

          2. re: WildSwede

            2nd Hoagies and Wings, though be warned it's mainly just a food stand. If you do the one at La Cienega you can eat at a high-school style wire picnic table on the sidewalk. It's a very "LA" experience.

            1. re: WildSwede

              if people think wing stop atomic is not then your dont know hot. I want to find the hottest in LA but and for me atomic is a 5 out of 10. i want 10 out of 10

              1. re: oncore

                The hottest wings I've had were at 710 Grille in San Pedro.
                Extremely hot. So much so, that you have to be over 18 yo and sign a waver.

                I think they did a Foodnetwork thing there a number of years back.

                It's been a while since I've been, so I can't comment on how they taste these days.

            2. The rumor was that Alondra's in Montebello had a sauce so hot, they require you sign a waiver before you order. They were hot, but they didn't kill me. They were delicious!

              1. Kyochon.

                I dunno if they're the hottest wings around, but they are definitely some of hottest AND tastiest wings around.

                1. Try Buffalo Wild wings. They just opened up locations in Burbank and Torrance. They have blazing sauce there that is pretty hot. Not burn your face off hot, but pretty hot. I'd say its slightly hotter than the atomic at Hoagies and Wings. Plus they have a challenge, if you eat 12 blazing in 2 minutes.....I don't think the heat is the problem but rather being able to eat 12 in two minutes. Pretty funny shirt though ("Don't get too close or I may get sauce on you" or something to that effect").

                  Hoagies and Wings
                  332 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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                  1. re: gordo26

                    Buffalo wild wings chain should be outlawed, iMHO