NewYork chickenwing

Published on February 23rd, 2012 | by Greg


Manhattan Wings: From BBQ To PB&J

New York is proud to call itself the home of many culinary innovations. Whether it’s our original style of pizza, or our famous delis and sandwiches, the NYC region does some pretty great things with food. At TrulyNet, it’s not totally about the highbrow- though we do our fair share of wine and whiskey tasting, and take our coffee seriously enough to argue about Chemex versus vacuum versus French press. We love fancy teas, and Fancy Foods, but we also are incredibly fond of street food and bar food.

Hence our interest in the recently-held event, King of the Wing. Over the weekend, we found ourselves snacking on dozens of different types of chicken wings (and drumsticks). And while there was plenty of blue cheese dressing on hand, along with the traditional accompaniments of carrots and celery sticks, we had our fill from twenty or so of Manhattan’s best wing providers.

Everyone attending got to vote for their favorites, in three categories, and the results are in! We agree 100% with the winners- if you ever find yourself in need of a wing (or a bucket), definitely check out some of the folks listed below.

TASTY CREATION – Best Specialty Chicken Wing

  1. GOLD Village Pourhouse’s “Peanut Butter & Jelly Wing” (which was outstanding alongside the banana fluff dip that also earned them a separate gold below)
  2. SILVER Duke’s “General Tso’s Chicken” (fresh cilantro, great spice, and a nice sweet/salty balance)
  3. BRONZE Wogie’s “Salt & Pepper”

BEST BUFFALO – Best Traditional Buffalo Wing

  1. GOLD Duke’s (hot, fresh, and easy to eat by the handful)
  2. SILVER That Burger (perhaps the strongest kick)
  3. BRONZE Bar Coastal

THE BIG DIPPER – Best Dipping Sauce

  1. GOLD Village Pourhouse “Bacon Fluff”
  2. SILVER Wogie’sa
  3. BRONZE Duke’s

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About the Author

Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Appleā€™s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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