Does anyone else out there get cravings for chicken wings? I haven't met a chicken wing I didn't like. I have a vivid memory of my best friend Jackie's birthday party back in middle school when her dad made a giant platter of homemade fried chicken wings and I devoured my weight in poultry that day. My dad used to work in a restaurant in Chinatown that was famous for their chicken wings, which tasted like they were basted in just a hint of soy sauce: the flavor is obviously not unique since I've had lots of Korean fried chicken with soy/garlic sauce, but this chicken from long ago was more subtle. I haven't tasted anything like it ever since it shuttered more than 10 years ago.
One of the best places to have wings in Brooklyn is Kettle Black, a pub/sports bar in Bay Ridge. We checked it out one hot summer day for a giant platter of chicken wings. We shared an order of buffalo wings and an order of garlic Parmesan wings. I wasn't quite expecting the garlic Parmesan chicken wings to look as if they had sat outside in a snowstorm! They were a little bit dry from lack of a sauce, but still finger-licking good. I mean, how could they not be? Fried chicken + garlic + salty cheese = heaven.