Thursday, August 24, 2006

National Buffalo Wing Festival

Greetings Friends of the Cluckbucket-

I'm sorry if you've recieved this more than once (or didn't want to recieve it at all), but I'm trying to get the word out as quickly as possible.

In an act of shameless self-promotion I'm asking for a couple of minutes of your time and your help. You see, I'm trying to become a member of the inaugural National Buffalo Wing Hall of Fame. They will be announcing the members next weekend during the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, NY so you’ve only got a limited amount of time to cast your vote.

Please visit the following web page:

And nominate me, Scott “The Cluckbucket” Roth and let them know what a swell guy you think I am (or at least make something up) and how cool you think is.

But don’t stop there, please forward this message on to all of your wing loving friends so that they can cast their votes as well…

Thank you in advance for all of your support.

Peace, love, and grease!

Scott “The Cluckbucket” Roth

Buffalo Wild Wings(R) Announces Seven Franchise Area Development Agreements - Agreements signed for 34 franchised units

Here's another article that says 10 locations for Portland.

BW3 Coming to Portland in a Big Way

New restaurant winging its way to Portland - The Portland Business Journal:

The business journal today had an article stating that Buffalo Wild Wings has signed on to open up 10 Portland area locations. Can it possibly be? 10? I knew they were opening up one location at Streets of Tannasborne in Hillsboro, but 10? Wow!

I'll try to do some digging to see if this could possibly be true. Stay tuned.

Oh, just as an FYI, the Streets of Tannasborne location will have their grand opening at 11:00 AM on Labor Day, Monday, September 4th.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Mixed emotions...

With the end of another softball season comes my annual trek to Hooters of Beaverton (Oregon) and this year I'm typing with mixed emotions. I've become so spoiled with tremendous wings at Fire On the Mountain that I don't have to go to Hoots very often, but that being said, I always do enjoy checking in and seeing how they are doing.

I'll cut to the chase of why I have mixed emotions. You see, the wings last night were really really good, probably the best batch of Hoots wings that I have had in two years. And I think I've learned the trick in ordering, you need to ask for them breaded (or naked), hot, extra wet. The "extra wet" is critical or you are sure to be dissapointed with dried wings that taste more like KFC.

The flip side of my experience was how ridiculously expensive Hooters has gotten. I'm not sure about the other locations across the US, but in Oregon the going rate for 50 wings is, get this, $29. $29 stinkin' dollars! You've got to be kidding me. I'm no math genious, but even I can figure out that that is a rip off. $.58 a wing when ordering in quanities of 50 is just absurd. I can remember back to my high school days when 50 wings cost around $10 and then in college they pushed up near $15-20, but $29, give me a break! And to make matters even worse, the frosty cold pitchers of Bud Light that we used to wash down the wings cost were $12. Ouch!

To wrap things up. All-in-all it was a pleasant experience, good wings, good brews, good times, but man, the folks at Hoots must be rollin' in cash. I guess I'll just have to wait till next year to go back... Fire On the Mountain, here I come.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Cluckbucket wing eating technique "The Smash" was cited by the New York Times on Sunday as an excellent consumption method that will help casual wing eaters become seasoned wing veterans...

The Arsenal - New York Times