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Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:15 am
by pinback
Which is your favorite wing part?

I feel like we did this before, but whatever. SPIRIT OF KINDNESS.

Re: Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:41 am
by Casual Observer
Drumettes are way easier to eat and have more meat. Flats are annoying, you have to break apart the two bones to get at all of the juicy buffalo goodness. The worst thing ever about getting chicken wings from a new place is opening the take out box and finding only goddamn flats. I can't believe that some wing places are so fucking cheap as to buy only the flat part of the wing.

Re: Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:30 pm
by pinback
Flat meat is more tender and juicy. And you don't have to break 'em apart(*), but if you do, you have TWO little bones for dipping goodness, if you're a dipper. Bonus dipping!

(*) Put it in your mouth lengthwise, bite down on the far end, then PULL 'N' SUCK. (**)

(**) The wing, we're talking about.

Re: Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:19 pm
by AArdvark
I know people that refuse to eat chicken wings because they consider the wings to be trash parts, the parts you discard when you buy a chicken. I think it's an old thing.


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AARDVARK

Re: Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:22 pm
by pinback
I don't believe you know people who refuse to eat wings because they are trash parts.

Put 'em on.

Re: Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:25 pm
by AArdvark
My mom, for one. All the times we went out for beers and pub food, no wings. Not once, ever.

Re: Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:27 pm
by pinback
Well, I don't know what to say to that.

Re: Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:31 am
by RealNC
AArdvark wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:19 pm
I know people that refuse to eat chicken wings because they consider the wings to be trash parts, the parts you discard when you buy a chicken. I think it's an old thing.
Wait. I thought you keep the wings and the legs, and throw away everything else.

Re: Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:11 pm
by Ice Cream Jonsey
Great question. It was right of you to bring this here.

Ben, I want to extend an olive branch. While not Rochester-Buffalo-born, we officially accept you as one of us. Superman wasn't born on Earth, but everyone still considers him an American. Can we come to an agreement on this? Please? I know that it infuriates you that the place many of us grew up have this weird "ownership" of a food that is now everywhere in the country. I want you to have it as well. I want us to be a team here.

So. Drumettes versus flats. I love them both, of course. I got groceries today and there is a chicken wing bar in the deli section of the Safeway I frequent. Someone had picked all the drumettes out, leaving only flats. I didn't mind. I put three flats in a bag and ate them for part of a small lunch when I got home. They could be flats all the time and that would be fine with me.

Do I prefer drumettes? Well..... maybe? But I mean, I guess what I like best is a 50/50 mix. How I also like my races.

Re: Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:13 pm
by pinback
Oh, absolutely. We're all big fans of both pieces. If I was served a plate with ONLY flats, I'd be disappointed.

But if I was served a plate with only drumettes, I think I would be more disappointed.

Re: Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:44 am
by Ice Cream Jonsey
I voted for the flats. It's because we are elite in certain things and very much not elite in other things.

Re: Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:49 am
by Billy Mays
I agree with pinback on everything he's said so far in this thread.

Re: Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:21 am
by AArdvark
Either one s'long as the sauce is primo.
It's all about the sauce

Re: Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:41 am
by Tdarcos
pinback wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:15 am
Which is your favorite wing part?

I feel like we did this before, but whatever. SPIRIT OF KINDNESS.
Before I answer, do you mean bone-in or boneless? I've seen Buffalo wings both ways.

oops
@on all change "I've seen" to "I've eaten"

Re: Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:43 am
by pinback
Bone-in. Boneless "wings" are chicken nuggets, not wings.

Re: Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:27 pm
by Tdarcos
pinback wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:43 am
Bone-in. Boneless "wings" are chicken nuggets, not wings.
Given that to be the case I made my choice. With my vote for Drumettes the vote is now tied 4-4.

Re: Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:32 pm
by pinback
This is a lot closer than I thought! I figured drumettes would notch the clear win. But it's anybody's game!

Re: Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:18 pm
by The Happiness Engine
Flats: cook more evenly, not that hard to eat.

Re: Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:29 pm
by pinback
Oooo, I was gonna call it a stunning upset for Flats, but then someone popped in and evened the score.

This is too nerve-wracking!!

Re: Flats or Drumettes?

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:57 pm
by pinback
We just moved to Ohio. Our closest local pub calls them "drummies" and "flappers".

In other news, we're moving out of Ohio.