July 19, 2013 • 03:37:04 p.m.

Bakersfield spices up National Chicken Wing Daymenu for July


Wings and a brew at Bakersfield will get cooks out of the kitchen but into a whole other kind of culinary hot spot. (Photo provided)

The celebration for National ChickenWingDay has started early at Bakersfieldrestaurant in Westmont, which features its new smoked buffalowingswith house-made bleu cheese dip, paired with an Allagash white draft brew for $10.

Executive Chef Brian Wright says hiswingsare made with FreeBird chicken sourced from Bakersfield's sister-concept Standard Market located across the street.

Flavor secret

The wings are brined for 24 hours, seasoned with house-made buffalo spice, smoked over hickory and cedar, then coated with a rice flour batter and flash fried until crispy. Thewingsthen are given a second dusting of buffalo spice and served with celery, hot sauce and bleu cheese dip.

The pairing will be available at lunch and dinner throughJuly 31. The official National Chicken Wing Day falls July 29.

Bakersfieldis openfrom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. SundayandMonday, and11 a.m. to 10 p.m. TuesdaythroughSaturday at 330E. Ogden Ave. For more information, contact
630-568-3615 or visit

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