The best wings we’ve seen on dinners, drive-ins and dives
If you name your Los Angeles restaurant Beer Belly and call one of your BBQ Volcano Chipotle Wings menu items, well, you must expect Guy Fieri to come and check them out sooner or later. Of course, that’s exactly what happened in a memorable episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (via Food web). Fieri watched the saucier prepare his signature chicken wing sauce, then quickly slipped it onto a plate of sauce wings. Her initial reaction was “Wow, yeah, these are hot! After a few bites, however, he admitted that they were “not too spicy” and said he could detect a hint of sweetness in them as well.
Sadly, THE Eater informs us that the Koreatown restaurant where Fieri enjoyed these volcanic wings closed in 2019. They have, however, shared their sauce recipe with Food web -– enough for 40 pounds of wings. The ingredients are too many to list them all, but include chipotles (of course), ketchup, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire, Louisiana style hot sauce, cayenne pepper, sriracha, red pepper flakes , Tabasco sauce, mustard and liquid smoke. Oh yeah, and a little bit of brown sugar, so Fieri was right about the sweetness behind the heat. Unfortunately, the recipe for the blue cheese vinaigrette was not included. According to the video, however, it’s made with aioli, sour cream, rice wine vinegar, lemon juice, and blue cheese crumbles, and Fieri describes it as “ridiculous.” (In a good way, of course!)