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Feb 13, 2006 06:09 PM


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Had any good wings lately. Maybe a friend brought some to your super bowl party? I want to know about it.

The rules are simple:

1. Hot wings. By that I mean buffalo wings, spicy wings, anything goes. American, Asian, barbecue, whatever.

2. I'll order from a chain but I've never had good wings from one. But it would be nice and convenient. So shoot.

There are a few contenders but as far as I’m concerned no definitive winner. Just a first and second place.

1st Place.
Ye Rustic Inn
1831 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles
323 662 5757
xtra hot it too hot for me!

2nd Place
Ribs USA
2711 W Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 841-8872
Cross Street: Naomi Street
xtra hot isn't hot enough for me!

Rubin's Red Hot
15318 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403-3104
(818) 905-6515
Cross Street: Sepulveda
Is this place closing? Never been 'cause someone said it's just like Rib's USA.

Kruang Tedd Music & Thai,
5151 Hollywood Blvd & Jumbo’s Clown Room
Los Angeles, CA 90027, (323) 667-9800
Wings on lunch menu only. Their like hot chicken candy

2068 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 444-1432
Cross Street: Mississippi Avenue
mean and green

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  1. the best i have had are at Bay Cities Italian Deli, just the right amount of spcieyness and full of flavor, chicken meat tender and pulls right off the bones. great stuff. even better than the sandwiches.

    darn it, gave away one of my secret treasure troves.
    (since everyone always orderds the sammies here but usually not the wings.).

    1. i REALLY enjoyed the wings at Tom Bergin's.

      Tom Bergin's Restaurant
      840 S Fairfax Ave
      Los Angeles, CA 90036


      1. Time again for the same answer: Ye Rustic Inn.

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        1. re: Christine
          Hershey Bomar

          Some people don't want to share. They just want to post the same old places. Who knows maybe a wing place just sprouted up over night. I heard of a place that was supposed to be great -- a week after they closed.

        2. Wings 'n' Things on Crenshaw not far from King. Good stuff! Try their deep fried veggies too--like southern tempura. I like the mushrooms. Dip everything in their hot sauce and their ranch/white sauce. That reminds me I need to go back...

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            Professor Salt

            Here's a place that doesn't get mentioned much on the board, for the OC folks. Jumbo, meaty wings fried and served with either: 1) Spicy Buffalo type sauce (eh) or 2) Jammin' Jamaican jerk sauce (yeah, baby!)

            The wings are fried expertly until crisp, and still juicy. The sweet syrupy jerk sauce kicks you with herbs like thyme, rosemary, black pepper, and who knows what else. It does not have ginger, scotch bonnet chilis, allspice and other more potent flavors of authentic jerk seasoning, but it's very good nonetheless.

            Longboard Pub
            217 Main St.
            Huntington Beach, CA


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            1. re: Professor Salt
              Hershey Bomar

              I'll check it out. Is WingNut any good? I think it's a chain with one in Costa Mesa.

              1. re: Hershey Bomar
                Reality Check

                WingNuts is a run of the mill hot wings. All kinds of flavors to choose from but only one flavor per 10 wings ordered.

                I see many ribs orders at WingNuts but most people in OC wouldn't know good BBQ if it fell in their lap.

                1. re: Reality Check

                  I just went to WingNuts two nights ago in Costa Mesa. They've been only open for less than a week. You can get 2 flavors for an order of 10. I got Atomic and my girlfriend got Cajun.

                  They were great and the Bleu Cheese dressing was nice and chunky. Easily the best wings in the OC an I've tried them all.

                  1. re: Drey

                    Do you mean Wingstop, the new location near Triangle Square? Wingnuts near the Target store on Harbor Blvd has been over for a few years now.

                    1. re: Wonginator

                      I said Wingstop, in Triangle Square. I tried Wingnuts once before and they were horrrrrible. Wingnuts' idea of really hot wings is less than tobassco.

                      Wingstop is much better!

                      1. re: Drey
                        Reality Check

                        You may want to check your post again, you said WingNUTS and made no mention of Triangle Square, just Costa Mesa.