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Old 01-09-2018, 01:44 PM   #1
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Default Good Buffalo Wings anywhere near Wolfeboro?!?

Now that winter is formally here, and the cold weather has arrived (not to mention playoff football), I have a hankering for good buffalo chicken wings. And 'not' tenders, wingdings, or any other wannabees.

Does anyone know of any place within 10 miles of Wolfeboro that makes really good wings? (I searched Yelp and other online forums and didn't find anything that stands out).

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Old 01-09-2018, 02:00 PM   #2
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If you come to the dark side of the lake.... We have the award winning Looney Bin Buffalo wings! Sooo freakin good!


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Old 01-09-2018, 02:29 PM   #3
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If you come to the dark side of the lake.... We have the award winning Looney Bin Buffalo wings! Sooo freakin good!


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I'm willing to drive over to Weirs for crazy-good wings -- I'll report back on how they stack up!
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If you come to the dark side of the lake.... We have the award winning Looney Bin Buffalo wings! Sooo freakin good!


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What do you mean by the dark side of the lake? I think it's the best side.

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Old 01-09-2018, 06:08 PM   #5
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I'm willing to drive over to Weirs for crazy-good wings -- I'll report back on how they stack up!
Though I have not tried them, I have heard nothing but great things about the Looney Binís wings! While your on that side of the lake, stop by the Lyons Den bar for some more excellent wings!

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Old 01-09-2018, 06:13 PM   #6
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I went to college in Buffalo and I once flew home next to someone who carried on 5 dozen wings for their Super Bowl party in Boston! Anchor Bar, the place that invented wings, has a location in the Buffalo airport and the guy had called his order in when he got on the plane from Boston to Buffalo, an Anchor Bar employee had the wings ready for him at the gate and he basically turned around, got back on the plane and returned to Boston. So you could always hop a plane to Buffalo and pick up the real deal!
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:58 PM   #7
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I went to college in Buffalo and I once flew home next to someone who carried on 5 dozen wings for their Super Bowl party in Boston! Anchor Bar, the place that invented wings, has a location in the Buffalo airport and the guy had called his order in when he got on the plane from Boston to Buffalo, an Anchor Bar employee had the wings ready for him at the gate and he basically turned around, got back on the plane and returned to Boston. So you could always hop a plane to Buffalo and pick up the real deal!
T Bones/Cactus jacks in Laconia have excellent wings. If you like them really crispy, like I do get them tiki style and the buffalo sauce on the side.

I am literally 500 yards from Loony Bin and did not know they had award winning wings. Going to give them a try during the fishing derby.
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:59 PM   #8
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Are these soaked in "Franks Red Hot sauce" as most places do, or are they something better?
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:49 PM   #9
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I went to college in Buffalo and I once flew home next to someone who carried on 5 dozen wings for their Super Bowl party in Boston! Anchor Bar, the place that invented wings, has a location in the Buffalo airport and the guy had called his order in when he got on the plane from Boston to Buffalo, an Anchor Bar employee had the wings ready for him at the gate and he basically turned around, got back on the plane and returned to Boston. So you could always hop a plane to Buffalo and pick up the real deal!
That must have neen a smelly flight. I use to work with a guy that would get the hottest wings he could get for lunch. They were so hot he would be sweating eating them. The place smelled of hot sauce for days.

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That must have neen a smelly flight. I use to work with a guy that would get the hottest wings he could get for lunch. They wete so hot he would ne sweating eating them. The place smelled of hot sauce for days.

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Old 01-09-2018, 07:54 PM   #11
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That must have neen a smelly flight. I use to work with a guy that would get the hottest wings he could get for lunch. They wete so hot he would ne sweating eating them. The place smelled of hot sauce for days.

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Was his name Jeff by any chance? We used to have a keyboard player in our band that did the same thing...used to bring his own sauce to restaurants and clubs where we played because the house sauce was never hot enough.
One time when he was eating some my eyes were burning from 10 feet away...
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Was his name Jeff by any chance? We used to have a keyboard player in our band that did the same thing...used to bring his own sauce to restaurants and clubs where we played because the house sauce was never hot enough.
One time when he was eating some my eyes were burning from 10 feet away...
No his name was not Jeff. I don't know how they can eat them that hot!

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Old 01-10-2018, 10:04 AM   #13
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Was his name Jeff by any chance? We used to have a keyboard player in our band that did the same thing...used to bring his own sauce to restaurants and clubs where we played because the house sauce was never hot enough.
One time when he was eating some my eyes were burning from 10 feet away...
I love wings and I love them hot and crispy but not so hot that my eyes are tearing and my nose running. That is just not and enjoyable experience.
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Default ... what, no Meredith hot wings bar?

For $8.99/lb plus 9% NH-meals tax, the Hannafords in Gilford and Plymouth have a hot chicken wings bar that usually has a hot sauced, boneless, Louisiana style hot wing. Last summer, the price got reduced to 6.99/lb.

The wings bar in Plymouth always has more variety than the one at the Gilford store, and includes about three styles of wings w/bones intact, and two styles without bones, plus onion rings, potato wedges, cheese doobies, and chicken rolls.

Unfortunately, the Meredith NH Hannafords has neither a hot wings bar or a salad bar. All they have is an olive bar which has lots of different olives which look like they have been sitting there for 100-years, since Le Grand Bataille de Belgium.
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Thank you, everyone, for all the replies -- incredibly helpful!
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:27 AM   #16
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For $8.99/lb plus 9% NH-meals tax, the Hannafords in Gilford and Plymouth have a hot chicken wings bar that usually has a hot sauced, boneless, Louisiana style hot wing. Last summer, the price got reduced to 6.99/lb.

The wings bar in Plymouth always has more variety than the one at the Gilford store, and includes about three styles of wings w/bones intact, and two styles without bones, plus onion rings, potato wedges, cheese doobies, and chicken rolls.

Unfortunately, the Meredith NH Hannafords has neither a hot wings bar or a salad bar. All they have is an olive bar which has lots of different olives which look like they have been sitting there for 100-years, since Le Grand Bataille de Belgium.
What, no wings at Walmart? You need something to munch on while you're getting that $19.88 oil change on the Porsche.
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For $8.99/lb plus 9% NH-meals tax, the Hannafords in Gilford and Plymouth have a hot chicken wings bar that usually has a hot sauced, boneless, Louisiana style hot wing. Last summer, the price got reduced to 6.99/lb.

The wings bar in Plymouth always has more variety than the one at the Gilford store, and includes about three styles of wings w/bones intact, and two styles without bones, plus onion rings, potato wedges, cheese doobies, and chicken rolls.

Unfortunately, the Meredith NH Hannafords has neither a hot wings bar or a salad bar. All they have is an olive bar which has lots of different olives which look like they have been sitting there for 100-years, since Le Grand Bataille de Belgium.
I've had the wings at Hannafords. They really are not that good and many times they are laying around for hours.
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I've had the wings at Hannafords. They really are not that good and many times they are laying around for hours.


Iíd imagine just reheated from the day before. I canít imagine they throw it away every night.


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I've had the wings at Hannafords. They really are not that good and many times they are laying around for hours.
That's why they drop the price to $6.99/lb and even that's too much.
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Why not just order them from the Anchor Bar on line. https://www.anchorbar.com/store.html
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:07 AM   #21
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I've yet to try the Looney Bin but I have heard nothing but good things about it. It's always busy when I drive by. Even though I was a biker when I met my wife she's not a big biker crowd fan so I will have to try it on my own.
Bike weekend is a dad's weekend at my place and I aim to keep it that way.
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......slightly off topic ..... but, what the hay? ...... say there buddy! .....is the NH 9% meals and rental tax on Hannafords' chicken wings deductible from federal taxes similar to the local property tax which now has a $10,000 limit?
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I've yet to try the Looney Bin but I have heard nothing but good things about it. It's always busy when I drive by. Even though I was a biker when I met my wife she's not a big biker crowd fan so I will have to try it on my own.
Bike weekend is a dad's weekend at my place and I aim to keep it that way.
The only reason anybody would mention a chicken wing from any place other than the Loony Bin is because they haven't tried the Loony Bin.

It's not limited to the biker crowd. I prefer to think of it as a place where I can sneak away to when life is just a little bit crazy.
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......slightly off topic ..... but, what the hay? ...... say there buddy! .....is the NH 9% meals and rental tax on Hannafords' chicken wings deductible from federal taxes similar to the local property tax which now has a $10,000 limit?
no it is prepared food

much like lobsters, if buy uncooked it is not taxed, if cooked it is prepared and then it is taxed
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I've yet to try the Looney Bin but I have heard nothing but good things about it. It's always busy when I drive by. Even though I was a biker when I met my wife she's not a big biker crowd fan so I will have to try it on my own.
Bike weekend is a dad's weekend at my place and I aim to keep it that way.
Good plan!! The Bin is a great place
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The only reason anybody would mention a chicken wing from any place other than the Loony Bin is because they haven't tried the Loony Bin.

It's not limited to the biker crowd. I prefer to think of it as a place where I can sneak away to when life is just a little bit crazy.
Ray, hope to see you in there sometime... perhaps we need a LB forumfest!
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Just a personal preference. I happen to like Buffalo Wild Wings, usually in Rochester. I like the variety of spices or sauces. My wife and I went from an ok place for wins and a beer, plus maybe some interesting sports on TV, to really liking the wings after one waitress asked us if we had ever tried them "extra crispy". We hadn't, we did, and we really liked them. That's how we order them all the time now.

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Just a personal preference. I happen to like Buffalo Wild Wings, usually in Rochester. I like the variety of spices or sauces. My wife and I went from an ok place for wins and a beer, plus maybe some interesting sports on TV, to really liking the wings after one waitress asked us if we had ever tried them "extra crispy". We hadn't, we did, and we really liked them. That's how we order them all the time now.

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Outdoorsman.... Michelle @ Looney Bin makes her own Buffalo Wing Sauce. I am not privy to the ingredient list! I can tell you its awesome! Actually all of the stuff on her menu is AWESOME!

I do order my wings "extra crispy"

If you want to try something different.... try the Buffalo Chicken Nachos! Effing AMAZING!

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Outdoorsman.... Michelle @ Looney Bin makes her own Buffalo Wing Sauce. I am not privy to the ingredient list! I can tell you its awesome! Actually all of the stuff on her menu is AWESOME!

I do order my wings "extra crispy"

If you want to try something different.... try the Buffalo Chicken Nachos! Effing AMAZING!

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Extra crispy is the way to go, unless of course the place normally cooks them enough.

NOTHING is worse than undercooked wings with flabby fatty skin.

Seems like the more simple something is, the easier it is to screw it up.
  1. Cook wings thoroughly, but not over done.
  2. Don't drown in a gallon of sauce.
  3. Have a good variety of sauces or dry rub versions of various heat levels.
  4. Plenty of decent quality napkins.
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The Meat market on Mill Street has buffalo marinated wings that are ready for the grill or the oven. They are a staple in our house on football weekends
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Ray, hope to see you in there sometime... perhaps we need a LB forumfest!
Yes it would be nice to bump into you there as well. My visits there are sporadic and unpredictable. Most common in the summer time. Mid-day, on a day when every piece of maintenance equipment I touch breaks down.

This thread did create a hankering for some wings. I just left LB and the wings were fantastic.

Wish I could get there by sled
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Using turkey wings!!!

For years I've made them using chicken thighs...meatier than wings. May try the turkey thing while watching the Patriots in the Superbowl.
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Using turkey wings!!!

For years I've made them using chicken thighs...meatier than wings. May try the turkey thing while watching the Patriots in the Superbowl.
I think turkey wings are too boney for wings...no little drumstick on them...
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