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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

#47: Smoked Chicken Wings at Flavors BBQ Sports Bar & Grill

Posted By on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 3:15 PM

The smoked wings at Flavors BBQ Sports Bar & Grill - IAN FROEB
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Ian Froeb
The smoked wings at Flavors BBQ Sports Bar & Grill
I'm at a sports bar, right? It says so on the sign outside: Flavors BBQ Sports Bar & Grill. Even though no sports are playing on the TVs above the bar -- it's a show on the History Channel called MonsterQuest in which actual people reenact actual encounters with actual monsters; today's episode involves something called the Hillbilly Beast, whose purported existence seems like a pretty strong argument for gun rights -- I should order some wings.

The wings here are smoked, not fried, and they are massive. Each is served as one whole wing, all three parts (tip, middle wing and drumette) still attached, and even the typically scrawny tip is plumper than usual. Would I be surprised to see the chickens from whence these wings came on a future edition of MonsterQuest?

Best not to answer that question and enjoy the wings. They are terrific. The exterior has a peppery dry rub and a light and lightly sweet glaze that negates the need for barbecue sauce. The meat is juicy and rich with the flavor of hickory smoke. I snap the bones to get at every last morsel, and even though the Hillbilly Beast remains undiscovered, I finish my meal utterly happy.

(from "'Cue Factor," September 2, 2010)

Flavors BBQ Sports Bar & Grill
4317 Manchester Avenue
314-533-1288
$10.50 (includes two sides)

I'm counting down -- in no particular order -- 100 of my favorite dishes in St. Louis. Some are well-known, others obscure. Some are expensive, others dirt cheap. All of them, I guarantee, are delicious. Please do not hesitate to share your own favorites via the comments thread.

Previously:

#48: Coffee and a pastry at 222 Artisan Bakery
#49: The torta ahogada at Taqueria Durango
#50: The "Morganford Mediterranean" Sandwich at Local Harvest Café & Catering

#51: Vegetable korma at Gokul Snacks & Sweets
#52: Schnitzel & spaetzle at Iron Barley
#53: Oxtail stew at De Palm Tree
#54: Pho at Pho Long
#55: Gyro at Anthonino's Taverna
#56: The Lemon Drop Cupcake at the Cup
#57: Pupusas at Tres Banderas
#58: Gumbo at the Gumbo Shop
#59: The burger at Newstead Tower Public House
#60: Quesadillas tradicionales at Milagro Modern Mexican

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