Chicken wingsSteamboat Springs cuisine


Why can’t we get an order of wings in Australia?
What is so hard?

There you go, change of business brought about by the GFC. Bring those wings to Australia please.

I’m not alone, I’m not the only freak. North America has the chicken wings as the Southern Hemisphere has Rugby Union. Chicken wings. Coated in spicy sauce, accompanied by celery sticks, carrots and blue cheese. I’ve been here one week already, had chicken wings once or twice a day. Is that so wrong?

‘The Taphouse’, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Don’t be fooled by daytime inactivity. By night it transforms into a pumping, thriving Wing-opolis.

THE CULTURE          

It’s tuesday night at The Taphouse, Steamboat springs. The place is jumping. Tables are full to the brim, the line is out the door. The phones are ringing hot and the waitresses (quite hot) are placing people left, right and centre. this is ‘Wings night’. the wings are 33 cents a wing and come in over 10 flavours. 
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Barbecue
  • Hot
  • Super hot
  • Mild
  • Medium
  • Hot BBQ
  • Oriental
  • Cajun  

Hello, I repeat, what’s so hard about doing this in Australia?

Shana, the waittress of the evening is one of the most amiable workers I’ve ever encountered. Anticipating every wing move, our drinks are there every time we so much as wink, our every whim is catered to…
The next day in a ski shop a customer had the audacity to describe The Taphouse Tuesday Wing night as ‘quiet’.
Bring the wings, people. Bring the wings. See you next tuesday for sure……..

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It was a ski brochure on the Dolomites (Italy) that first stirred Emma's interest in all things ski-related. That endless white moonscape, skiable as far as the eye can see... those geological wonderments. All those hot gluhwein drinks! Promptly quitting her Japanese language teaching job Emma hot-footed it to Austria to become a a ski-instructor, got engaged and did a season alternating between consuming chicken schnitzels and demonstrating the 'alpine position' to English ski students. Whist still not fulfilling her Dolomite ski fantasy, Emma happily lives and breathes her passion, albeit through writing and finds North America and Japan great snow resorts to share with her young family. Particularly the buffalo wings and the okonomiyaki.

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