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I can’t resist a good hip-hop themed smoked meat. Well, I only know of one, Saddleback BBQ’s Wu-Tang Wings, but they’re irresistible. And that’s a 100 percent success rate, right?
(Somewhere Nate Silver, like Obi-Wan sensing a disturbance in the force, is muttering something about small sample size.)
But back to the wings. To paraphrase their namesake, these wings ain’t nothing to eff with. These wings are smoked then flash fried, giving them a great smoky flavor while creating a nice, crispy skin. The wings are tossed in house-made Killa Bee sauce, which is just the right mix of sweet and spicy.
Wu Tang Wings are only served on Wednesdays, but they’re worth the special mid-week trip. And if you eat your wings inside, you’ll likely be treated to some Wu-Tang Clan tunes. Or place your order and head next door for a beer at the REO Town Pub, and the Saddleback staff will deliver your food to you. Brilliant.
Saddleback BBQ 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday- Saturday; closed Sunday 1147 S. Washington Ave., Lansing (517) 253-7556, saddlebackbbq.com
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