On a wing and a beer

I just received an email from Minj Grille owner and superlative wing sauce whipper-upper Niki Hill regarding the N&R’s annual ommission of her establishment from today’s pre-Super Bowl Wings Challenge

Here we go again!!!!  I opened the paper today to see, once again, that Minj Grille was not even contacted about the “Wingding”

I have a solution to all of this…..I am contacting News2 today to do a “wing challlenge”.  I can’t believe that of the six places they compared, the majority of them were graded a C or lower!  Have they lost their minds?  Do they not know what REALLY is going on at the MINJ!!!!!!!  Maaaaaybe they were just a little embarrassed by the “public calling out” they got last year.  (links added)

I will keep you posted about when NEWS2 can do the coverage and would like for you and all my loyal “WINGERS” to be a part of this event.

Other loyal Minj Grille wingers have already had their say about this most untenable situation.  Should Niki be successful in obtaining a televised wing challenge, I, for one, will be most pleased to participate as a completely unbiased Yuengling-swilling judge.

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  1. Posted January 31, 2007 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Don’t you think it’s time to put this “WING THING” behind us. For many years, we have had to endure the cries and pleas from those who were not allowed to participate, or who were not involved at all. If we are not careful, we will attract careful examination of this WING CONSPIRACY from outsiders. NPR might do a special – “88 Wings In Greensboro”; then we might have to suffer from the Buffalo Commission on Chicken Wings careful examination of the facts and flavors.

    Greensboro needs to pull together in this time of crisis. I would believe that even while John Robinson and Jerry Bledsoe may differ on this, we should nip this in the bud before it escalates to the entire chicken. Since this technically the fault of the News & Record for starting this issue, I propose that they just get everybody together, throw in a few kegs and we can wing it from there.

    We need a good party and that Rib-Fest is fixed by outsiders anyway.

  2. Posted January 31, 2007 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    Excellent ideas and observations, Don.

    You will never hear me naysaying when a Greensboro citizens suggest that we need a good party.

  3. Vince
    Posted February 1, 2007 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    As a Buffalo native; born and raised – I have to stick in mytwocents – Although I haven’t yet visited the Minj Grille (but will) – I have tried MANY wings in the area in the 19 months I’ve lived in Greensboro – to find what I deem the closest to a real, spicy, saucy “Buffalo” wing just 3 weeks ago….and I found them at Georges Pizza and Subs on Randleman Road in Greensboro (corner of Vandalia).

    Most of the wings I’ve tried are – all of, or a combination of – the following:

    Scrawny, over-cooked, weak, dry, BAKED (bleeegh, Papa Johns). Georges – MEATY, cooked just right, spiced to your liking – and SAUCY. The pizza’s pretty good too…..and no, I don’t work for Georges.

  4. Wayne R.
    Posted February 1, 2007 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    I’ll volunteer, too, David, even if we have to pay for the wings.

    As I”ve said a zillion times, I’m not really a wings guy, but those are superior to any pub grub around.

    The service, always friendly, and classy, also puts them on the map.

    They just need to get the word spread around town.

    Everybody I’ve sent there has raved about them.

  5. Amy Dominello
    Posted February 1, 2007 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    I hate to add to the division for fear I’ll be interviewed for “88 wings in Greensboro.”

    But as one of the judges involved in this totally non-scientific contest, here’s what happened –

    The original plan was to include Minj. Our wing challenge was scheduled for lunch last Wednesday. It was my job to call Minj on the morning of the challenge, order some wings and pick them up.

    But I hit a snag. On that day, Ming didn’t open until 4 p.m. So after talking with the editor in charge of the challenge, he sent me over to Fishbones.

    There was no malice behind not including Minj. The only issue was timing. It’s hard enough to get five people in the same place to do the wing tasting. It would have been almost impossible to get everyone back together for a 4:30 p.m. wing tasting.

    So that’s the story. It was nothing intentional. We just need wings at noon.

  6. Amy Dominello
    Posted February 2, 2007 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    Oh and P.S. – Here’s where eating all those wings will get you: http://www.news-record.com/weightloss