I've never been a huge fan of wings.
Most places tend to go overboard with the sauce, making it either too hot or too vinegary. Plus, they're a lot of work for the end result, which is probably why I only eat steamed crabs once every couple years, too.
It might also have something to do with multiple trips to Wing Bowl, the annual chicken wing eating event held in Philadelphia on the weekend before the Super Bowl. There's something about that Buffalo Sauce stench and grown men eating wings till they puke that leaves its mark on your psyche.
You can read my original report on Wing Bowl 2000 here as well as our "triumphant" return in 2007.
Anyway, was glad to see a Philly joint like Moriarty's make this list of the best wing joints in the nation. It'll come as no shock that a good portion of the list features wing joints from NY state and the Northeast, but I was a little surprised LBI's Chicken or The Egg didn't make the list, especially after they gained some notoriety for being on one of those dumb eating challenge shows.
You can check out the full list here.
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