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Designing The Perfect Menu

Those brand new area rugs and that spiffy dining room paint job might look great, but all customers will remember about your restaurant is the food. Unfortunately, if you design a lackluster menu, your guests might not be tempted to try some of your best dishes. In my twenty years in the restaurant business, I have made some mistakes and had more than a few successes. I want to share the things with you that really work, so that you can enjoy your early days as a restaurant owner. Operating a restaurant is hard, but by heeding the right advice, you can enjoy the journey.


Wingin' It: Looking For New Chicken Wing Recipes

Whether you are planning your big game day menu or you're just looking for something new to serve for the next gathering you're hosting, chicken wing recipes are always great options. Unfortunately, the same old chicken wings can get rather boring. If you want to serve something unique, there are a lot of different, new, and unique options. Here are a few options that you can consider for your new wing dishes.

Curry-Spiced Wings

Indian curry flavor creates a whole new take on chicken wings. Start with a dozen wings and coat them all evenly with a couple of tablespoons of vegetable oil. Create a mixture of a couple of tablespoons of flour, a tablespoon of curry powder, and a half of a tablespoon of ground ginger. Add some salt and pepper, then toss the chicken wings in the coating. Bake them at 400 degrees for a little less than an hour and they will come out crispy and full of flavor.

Asian Sticky Wings

If you enjoy Asian flavors and always preferred saucy wings, there are some great alternatives to the buffalo-sauce wings everyone knows. Coat a dozen wings in vegetable oil, then toss them in a mixture of flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Bake them at 400 degrees for about 50 minutes.

While the wings bake, create a glaze with about a half of a cup of soy sauce, some brown sugar, a little bit of ketchup, a dash of sesame oil, and a little bit of ground ginger. Cook it until it starts to thicken. You can add a small amount of a cornstarch slurry mixture to thicken it more if need be. Then, toss the wings with the sauce and sprinkle them with sesame seeds before serving.

Grilled Wings

Another unique way to serve chicken wings is to grill them. When you grill chicken wings, you can marinate them in Italian dressing overnight, then grill them. This will fill the wings with flavor. You could also marinate them in barbecue sauce and then grill them straight out of the barbecue marinade. With the Italian dressing, the wings will develop a crispy skin on the grill, while the barbecue sauce will caramelize and create a sticky, sweet, spicy finish.

The more options you consider for your wings, the easier it will be to see that you don't need to eat the same old chicken wings at every party. Opt for something different with one of these recipes next time.