The NFL playoffs and Buffalo wings just go together (even if the Bills and the pigskin haven’t always gotten along quite so well). It’s an unalterable pairing just like Boone’s Farm and hangovers or Brooklyn and kale, and now chicken wings have made their way to the big screen.
Just in time for Super Bowl feasting, documentarian and poultry-pro Matt Reynolds has released his ode to the mighty wing. The Great Chicken Wing Hunt chronicles Reynolds' and a crew of tasters’ enviable three-week journey through the “Wing Belt” -- the wings-pert region of upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Ontario. In search of our great nation’s best, they devour 270 wings in 16 days and basically achieve the American dream.
The film's screening in select cities and available for download on iTunes (so is "The Chicken Dance", just sayin'...). And if the visuals aren’t enough to get your taste buds tingling, we culled Reynolds’ 11 best wings so you can achieve your own wing domination.
Liz Childers is a food/drink editorial assistant at Thrillist. She prefers her vegetables with bacon fat, her chicken fried, and her ramen with a bowl of extra chili paste. Follow her @lizchilders1.