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Restaurant Profile: Boneheads Wing Bar (West Warwick, Rhode Island)

We caught up with #WingFest15 Restaurant Boneheads Wing Bar to discuss the upcoming National Buffalo Wing Festival. Here’s what they had to say!

#1. What makes your wings unique?

One word: “Boneboard”. Our rock & roll theme goes far beyond our décor, as each sauce is named after a popular song. The sauce name is carefully selected to have some kind of correlation to the title, lyrics or band name. Examples like “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” (Peach Habanero), “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (Maple Bacon), “Pump the Jam” (Peanut Butter & Jelly) and “Strawberry Fields Forever” (Strawberry Teriyaki) prove that naming the sauce can sometimes be as fun as making it. “The Boneboard” brings them all together in a “Billboard Top 40” parody explaining each sauce.

#2. What food is West Warwick, RI best known for?

Rhode Island is best known for “hot wieners”, a thin frankfurter made of veal and pork, which gives it a different taste from a traditional beef hot dog. It’s served in a steamed bun and topped with celery salt, yellow mustard, chopped onions, and a seasoned meat sauce. We’ve incorporated this RI staple into our menu by introducing “All the Way” Boneless featuring all of the ingredients you’ll find on an “All the Way” (everything as listed) hot wiener on our hand-breaded, hand-cut boneless tenders.

#3. Ranch or blue cheese?

The politically correct answer is Blue Cheese, but I’m not a fan of either on my wings. A good sauce needs no dressing.

#4. Favorite memory from past Wing Fests?

2014 was our first Wing Fest and we made so many great memories. Winning “Festival Spirit” meant a lot to us and the overwhelming support and interest from the attendees was overwhelming. If I had to pick one memory, it would have to be the torrential downpours and the fact that our line stayed intact as people were still coming for wings!

#5. What drink pairs best with your wings?

There are so many pairings that go with some of our different sauces, but the most obvious choice would have to just be beer.  We’ve actually teamed up with a local brewery to start infusing our sauces into their beers to be released on our taps in late 2015. More specifically, I find there is nothing better than a nice batch of hot buffalo wings and an ice cold IPA.

#6. What’s the most unique wing flavor you’re bringing to #WingFest15?

This year we’ll be bringing “Creamsicle Sunset”, an orange/vanilla based sauce.

Wing it to Coca-Cola Field in downtown Buffalo, NY this Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 5-6) to try wings from the reigning Festival Spirit Award winners Boneheads Wing Bar