Wings ‘n Things

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman:

With secret sauce and all, an old Anchorage favorite is storming the Wasilla chicken wing market.

A week ago, Wings ‘n Things opened the doors to its newest location on the corner of Boundary Street and the Parks Highway. As the name implies, they are serving up chicken wings ranging from mild to “nuke” and 19 different sandwiches including the 12-inch philly cheese steak loaded with half a pound of beef.

But those in the know, know these aren’t just any wings.

“It’s just the sauce,” owner Tracy Olsen said. “They aren’t coming for the chicken. It’s just the sauce.”

This sauce created an almost religious fan base when the original Wings ‘n Things location opened in downtown Anchorage in 1983. Co-owner Joe Connelly knew he struck an addictive nerve with his recipe, and as such, he never divulged the ingredients even to his most trusted staff.

Then, in 2008, Connelly abruptly shut his doors without explanation. Dedicated wing nuts were crushed. More.

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