AHEAD OF THE FLOCK: The wings produced by this sister restaurant to the iconic 63-year-old Amherst, N.Y., buffalo-wing joint of the same name are as crispy as potato chips and stay that way in all kinds of sauces. These were also the stickiest wings, as evidenced by the orange stains in my notebook and the many napkins and wet naps tossed into the bucket with the bones.
HOW HOT IS THE HOT? The fire truck sirens and flashing lights the staff flip on whenever someone orders the `Armageddon' isn't just a gimmick — it's a fair warning. Those pepper seeds your mom always said could burn your eye are sprinkled all over the thing.
Hy Erlich, who owns the restaurant with his twin brother Rob, said it took months to come up with a secret combination of "the hottest peppers in the world" to satisfy those manly men who always ask "don't you have anything hotter?" If you're one of those obnoxious louts, this'll do ya. If you're not, stay far, far away.
(Enoying Super Hot and Spicy BBQ over a year ago - look at that jumbo juicy wing!)
Duff's Famous Wings, 1604 Bayview Ave. (north of Davisville Ave.), 416-544-0100. Open Monday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday noon to 11 p.m.