Lords of the wings
February 1st, 2013
11:00 AM ET
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Kate Krader (@kkrader on Twitter) is Food & Wine's restaurant editor. When she tells us where to find our culinary heart's desire, we listen up.

It’s Super Bowl time, and chicken wing statistics from the The National Chicken Council are flying around fast and furious.

  • If you’re determined to lay 1.23 billion chicken wings end-to-end, you’ll find that they stretch from the Niners' Candlestick Park in San Francisco to Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium 27 times.
  • In a poll, more wings fans preferred ranch dressing on the side than blue cheese. Ranch gets 57 percent of the vote; blue cheese is at a shockingly low 35 percent.

But, it’s time to stop talking about chicken wings and start eating. Here are six places to find some excellent ones.

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National Baked Alaska day
February 1st, 2013
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Juneau February 1 is National Baked Alaska Day?

When the U.S. purchased the Alaska territory in 1876, chef Charles Ranhofer of Delmonico’s restaurant in New York City wanted a dessert to celebrate its acquisition. The French-born chef made an impressive omelette à la norvégienne (Norwegian omelet) and renamed it “Baked Alaska” for the occasion.

The seemingly science-defying Baked Alaska is made by baking ice cream inside cake and meringue.

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Best wines for Super Bowl snacks (no - seriously)
February 1st, 2013
08:00 AM ET
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Ray Isle (@islewine on Twitter) is Food & Wine's executive wine editor. We trust his every cork pop and decant – and the man can sniff out a bargain to boot. Take it away, Ray.

I know, I know, everyone will be drinking beer for the Super Bowl. There will be beer in cans and beer in bottles, beer in kegs and beer in buckets. Rivers of beer will flow, and rafting along them will be cheery platoons of 49ers and Ravens fans.

But what about the few brave folks out there who, when confronted by that fifth plate of Buffalo chicken wings, lift their wineglass and down the contents, feeling nothing but courage and a sense that sidestepping the expected is the reason they’re alive?

Well, for the few and the proud - i.e., the wine-drinking football fans of the world - here are a few excellent Super Bowl wine options, tied to some of the most popular Super Bowl snacks.

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Coffee klatsch
February 1st, 2013
05:00 AM ET
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