Yeah, it’s late in the game, but some of you are inevitably still searching for last-minute stocking stuffers for loved ones.
With that in mind, our sister publication A.C. Weekly would like to point out that a ticket to the upcoming Wing Wars event — 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Haven Nightclub at Golden Nugget — might just be the perfect gift for any carnivore on your holiday shopping list.
Think about it —15 of the best wing spots in South Jersey all competing head to head in one spot to see who’s got the best tasting wings. Who would be crazy enough NOT to want a ticket to an event like that?
And at just $25, they are plenty affordable. Best of all, the tickets get delivered directly to your email, so there is no worrying about whether they will arrive in time for Christmas. Buy ‘em for everybody on your list and beat Santa at his own game this year!
Go to ACWeekly.com/WingWars to grab a bunch today!
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Hard Rock Cafe, Atlantic City: Hard Rock Cafe may be known for all things rock 'n' roll, but their wing game is a strong one. Their entry in Wing Wars is a jumbo grilled Asian wing with a sweet and spicy glaze. It comes with a peanut dipping sauce, which is sure to impress.
Hooters, Atlantic City: Few places are as synonymous with wings as Hooters, making them a natural choice for Wing Wars. No need to get fancy, they will bring their traditional world-famous buffalo wings with homemade blue cheese dipping sauce.
Gregory’s Bar and Restaurant, Somers Point:
Gregory’s was the big winner at A.C. Weekly’s Burger Bash, but the question is, can they repeat their success at Wing Wars? Their chances look good, as they are coming in with a Nashville hot wing, dunked in buttermilk and hot sauce, deep fried. Its crisp skin is then glazed in cayenne oil and brown sugar and accompanied by their house made blue cheese. Mmmm...
Vagabond’s wings are second to none, as verified at last year’s Wing Wars. But ... will they keep the title this year?
Coastal Craft Kitchen+ Bar, Atlantic City:
The former home of Sammy D’s is about to become Coastal Craft Kitchen + Bar. We here at A.C. Weekly got a sneak peak at the chipotle bourbon maple wings with diced scallions that are going to be on the menu, and, frankly, they look awesome. Wing Wars attendees will be lucky enough to have the chance to try them too.
Michael Patrick’s Brasserie and The Deck at Golden Nugget, Atlantic City:
One of the best wings that skips the buffalo altogether can be found at Michael Patrick’s and The Deck. What’s so special about it? Well, it’s all about unique flavors — think parmesan, garlic, rosemary and molasses. Oh, and just to take the whole thing really far outside the box, they are including a roasted cauliflower puree as the dipping sauce. Wow.
Cattle ‘N Clover Cattle ‘N Clover wings are definitely one of the most unique varieties you will find at Wing Wars.
Vic & Anthony’s Vic & Anthony’s
Vic & Anthony’s, Atlantic City:
Golden Nugget, which will host Wing Wars, just so happens to have a spot that serves great wings, so it was a natural to enter them in the competition. Now keep in mind when we say “Wing Wars” we don’t just mean chicken. Anything with a wing can be entered — hell, if somebody finds a way to make an airplane wing taste good when deep fried, by all means, feel free to enter it. In the case of Vic & Anthony’s though, it is their maple-glazed quail wing that will step into the wing ring. An incredibly tasty specimen, this wing is savory and sweet and will have you redefining your definition of what a wing can be.
As one of the top sports bars in the area, Chickie’s and Pete’s wings have been a fan favorite for a long time.
The jumbo wings with bourbon brown BBQ sauce at Guy’s Bar-B-Que Joint in Bally’s are smoky treats and sure to bring the crowds back for seconds ... and thirds.
Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill, Atlantic City:
Gordon Ramsay doesn’t put his name on anything that isn’t incredibly delicious, and the molasses and brown ale glazed wings at his pub and grill at Caesars Atlantic City are no exception. They are sticky and addicting, with touches of both sweet and heat in the forms of green apple and jalapeno. Served with crumbled blue cheese and green onion, these will not be overlooked.
Manco and Manco, Somers Point: When most people think of Manco and Manco their brain immediately goes to pizza. And while the pizza here is, of course, the stuff of legend, Manco and Manco have managed to produce a seriously crave-worthy wing. Deep fried and coated in either mild sauce or honey hot, these wings may just be the most unexpected entry into the contest. Look out for them.
Blackwoods Deli, Egg Harbor Township:
The folks at Blackwoods have been bottling their own signature sauces for some time now, and at Wing Wars they will serve up their all natural wings coated in their signature gluten-free mild sauce with homemade blue cheese for dipping. They may be the new kid on the block, but after Wing Wars expect their name to be on everyone’s lips.
Bocca’s wings are going to be a real standout at Wing Wars as they are not fried, but baked. The smoky, one-of-a-kind flavor they bring is guaranteed to have wing fans talking ... and lining up for seconds!