Happy National Chicken Wings Day

By: Tye Richmond

July 29th is very special day for some people and I am one of those people and that day is National Chicken Wing Day.

Are you a drum or a flat or maybe you are both, me personal I am a drum person.

In honor of National Chicken Wing Day lets talk about some of my favorites spots in Delaware to get wings from.

The first place you need to go to is Walt’s Flavor Crisp Chicken. According to their website, “In 1973 Mr. Harry Sheppard began Managing a local neighborhood store called “Idetts”. Shortly thereafter, the local corner store across from “Idetts” closed and Mr. Sheppard and his employer, Walter Samuels saw this as an opportunity to expand. The new location was named Walts with the primary item being ice cream. To supplement the seasonal declines of selling ice cream, they added fried chicken.

Both locations were Managed by Mr. Sheppard for two years, after which, Mr. Samuels liquidated his interest in Walts and continued with “Idetts”. In 1978, Mr. Sheppard moved “Walt’s” to 527 Vandever Avenue, Wilmington, DE. As the business grew, he was able to purchase the building next door at 529 Vandever Avenue, Wilmington, DE and expand. Since then our building has been expanded two other times. Walt’s Chicken has become an iconic structure in Wilmington, perfecting our fried chicken and many side items.”

The next place is Timothy’s Of Newark, Tuesday is Wing Night at Timothy’s, a Newark restaurant off Paper Mill Road and overlooking White Clay Creek that’s been operating since 2001.

Special prices that night include 10 wings for $6.50; 15 wings for $9.75 and 20 wings for $13.

Timothy’s has garlic Parmesan wings, but anytime you visit you can order its “legendary Buffalo Wings” ($10).

My Last and final favorite place is Kid Shelleen’s in Trolley Square, Kid Shelleen’s is a “solid American bistro, has always had a busy bar crowd. But its food greatly improved when current owner Xavier Teixido and business partner Kelly O’Hanlon purchased the site in 2010.”

“Chicken wings have been a staple here since the 1980s when Teixido first owned the business with then-business partner Davis Sezna.”

“At that time, owners traveled to the Anchor Bar in Buffalo to learn the secrets of authentic chicken wings.”

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