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Looney’s Pub

Friday, May 17th, 2013


Work led me to the DC area this week, and at the same time, left me on my own to find some good food. I ended up in a small college town… aptly named College Park, which is home to the University of Maryland. Needless to say, there were a lot of college kids out having a good time, and when I asked them where to go, one answer emerged: Looney’s Pub.

Looney’s Pub is part of a chain that is a large, happening place full of music and TVs, and had recently opened up a new location which is within walking distance of the campus… and even MORE important, within walking distance of my hotel. So I laced up my Nikes and strolled (read more…)

Joe Peanut’s House of Wings

Friday, April 26th, 2013


While flying around from place to place looking for great wings, I stopped in a small New Hampshire town called Keene. Now, Keene is known nationally for the spectacular pumpkin festival that they have each year in October, where 29,000 or so artistically carved pumpkins light up the night for all to enjoy. Unfortunately for me, it is not October. However, it is ALWAYS wing season, so I ran down the road to a wing joint that was recommended for having great wings.

With a name like Joe Peanut’s House of Wings, you can expect (read more…)

St. Louis Wing Company

Sunday, April 21st, 2013


After spending some time in St. Louis and taking pictures with the Gateway Arch like a good tourist, I had a hankering for some good food. By good food, I mean hot and spicy, and there is only one man I know in the area that can point me in the right direction. Scott Roberts is a well-known Chilehead and columnist that specializes in reviewing hot and spicy foods nationwide. So when it came time to find a place for good wings, Scott steered me to his hometown joint, St. Louis Wing Company.

I was hoping it would turn out to be a restaurant with a bar, because after the day I had, I really needed a beer. So you can imagine my (read more…)

Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013


Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap is located in downtown Chicago and has multiple awards for the best wings in the Windy City. For this reason alone, I felt obligated to pop in to see what makes their wings stand apart from the rest.

Jake’s is a large restaurant and bar that gives off a good vibe when you walk in the door. Though they have a large sit down area, I opted for the bar so I could pester the bartender with pointless facts about peppers. I grabbed a beer and menu to see that they had many selections ranging from (read more…)

Wings Etc.

Thursday, April 11th, 2013


How often do I find myself in Indiana? Not that often. So when the opportunity arose to grab some wings in the The Crossroads of America state, I was all for it. Wings Etc. is a popular chain found mostly in the Midwest, and because we don’t have these around my neck of the woods, I felt obligated to see what makes them popular.

Lunch came-a-calling, so I popped into this establishment (read more…)