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buffalo wings in CT

MacshashRIP Mar 10, 2010 07:03 AM

I have had them at J.Tim's, Slider's, and Plan B. Interested to hear about other places people think have good ones. Someone said The Corner Pug in WHart has good ones. Can anyone confirm? I like them crispy.

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    achamp368 Mar 10, 2010 07:13 AM

    Archie Moore's are my favorite, there are a couple of locations around CT. Also Porkys in Shelton are very good.

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      foleyd7 Mar 12, 2010 08:07 AM

      WOW. A Porky's in Shelton reference.
      I haven't been there in 15+ years (back in the 10 cent wing and pitcher of Natural Light days) but if the wings are anything like they used to be back then, then I'd highly 2nd that recomendation.
      Other than that, Archie Moore's has been my go to for wings when I get the craving.

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        foleyd7 Mar 12, 2010 08:10 AM

        PS: neither Porky's (from the past) nor Archie Moore's makes a "crispy" wing as some people have referenced. Personally I don't like mine crispy at all - - - it's more about heat and texture (sauce not too thick nor too watery) when I go for them.

    2. masha bousha Mar 11, 2010 03:25 AM

      Just a tip on those at J. Tims (cause I like them crispy too). Try them Dirt Style but ask them to sauce them only once (but give you some buffalo sauce on the side). They're nice and crispy that way.

      I hope someone replies about the C-Pug because I live nearby and love that place---but I've never thought of ordering wings there.

      1. Scargod Mar 11, 2010 03:56 AM

        This seems to be a perennial question. This might help:
        We eat Archie Moore's, but they aren't crisp. About the only time I will ever eat them is when someone drags me there and orders them. Crisp sounds good.

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          DrTomG Mar 11, 2010 04:15 AM

          My wife and I really enjoy the wings at O'Grady's in Niantic. Very crispy and you can order various levels of potency.

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            hotwing Mar 11, 2010 05:12 AM

            I like them at Slider, J. Tims and also Archie Moores, but my favorite is Bidwell Tavern in Coventry. Crispy ,and a big variety with reasonable prices. You can order the tavern platter which is 3 different flavors (about 30 wings) for $18.00. Lots of beer choices too. Also if you do order them from Sliders, you can always ask for extra crispy and they will accomodate.

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              ajh05004 Mar 11, 2010 08:03 AM

              A UConn alum here who is in complete agreement with the Bidwell recommendation. The Cajun spice are my personal favorite.

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                DAMASO Mar 11, 2010 12:55 PM

                ABSOLUTELY agree on the Bidwell Tavern. I have tried them all, and these are by far the best IMO

              2. mels Mar 12, 2010 04:07 PM

                Vaughan's Public House in Hartford has fantastic wings. Very crispy with a traditional Frank's Red Hot sauce.

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                  hoffa2651 Mar 16, 2010 12:49 PM

                  Side Street Bar and Grill and Hamden. Very crispy and great blue cheese!

                  1. cheereeo Mar 17, 2010 07:52 AM

                    Ditto on Side Street.

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                      canihaveurpants Mar 17, 2010 08:14 PM

                      I'm a big fan of Delaney's wings in New Haven. The buffalo wings are spicy and free during happy hour. The beer deals are good during happy hour too so with the combo of free wings and beer you can't go wrong! Although I wouldn't consider them crispy so not your preferred style.

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