Wing Fling

By Tom Lally

In keeping with the theme of my last article, this one is also about food.  But unlike that one, which detailed some new culinary experiences, this is a topic with which I am much more familiar: chicken wings.

Wing Fling has been going on for 5 or 10 years now and it’s grown quite a bit from its humble beginnings.  The event takes place in Attleboro, which is in Massachusetts but just over the border from Providence, Rhode Island.  This year there were about 15 vendors, most of which were restaurants and caterers.  The event is well run but no frills.  We showed up about an hour early to make sure we got a (standing) table, which was already loaded down with napkins and a bucket for discarded wings.

Some vendors had only one or two types of wings but others had as many as a half dozen.  There were plenty of old classics – I think at least half of them had their take on a buffalo wing – but there were also plenty of more interesting varieties (many of which have unfortunately slipped my mind now).  There was some sort of raspberry-flavored chicken wing, which my friend swore by, but that combination was a bit too odd for me.  With many more types of wings than space in my stomach, I had to prioritize, and I just couldn’t see that making the cut.  A maple buffalo wing was also unusual but it piqued my interest and did not disappoint.  Although there were a couple of really hot wings, it was more about providing a variety of flavors, not a spiciest wing competition.  My personal favorite was a maple bacon wing, which was the only one I went back to a second time.

I had a blast at the Wing Fling.  There was a really nice, wide variety of wings and they were all just delicious.  The kind of vendors who participate in something like this are the ones that truly take pride in making great wings.  I don’t know if I’ve ever had so many at once.  I later joked with my brother, who is vegan, that they should have called this Vegan’s Nightmare.  My only regret is not wearing stretchier pants.

 

The author of this article is Tom Lally, Wealth Manager Assistant at U.S. Wealth Management.

 

 

 

 

 

The author of this article is Tom Lally, Wealth Manager Assistant at U.S. Wealth Management.