100 Favorite Dishes: No. 91, Cedar Inn's buffalo wings
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes.
Hot wings. They're all the same, right?
Not by a long shot. Eschewing the trend of gourmet sauces, Cedar Inn in Standish doesn't try to make a greasy appetizer into something it's not. Cedar Inn takes a basic chicken wing and makes it better. They make it bigger.
See also: Top 10 chicken wings in the Twin Cities
Instead of arguments about flats and drummies, Cedar Inn breads the whole wing, pulls it out of the fryer, and adds a delectable cayenne pepper sauce. The flavor is a perfect balance of spice and sweetness, and the portions upgrade these wings from the appetizer platter to the main course. Even better, there are already whole rolls of paper towels on the tables waiting to save face while you devour them.
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