Back in May when J and I got engaged, the first thing out of my brother’s mouth was, “Where do you want to do the Bachelor Party?” I chose a baseball game. I knew right away what I wanted to do.
Like every other time that I go somewhere with a group of people, my goal is to bring as much local flavor to the party as possible. We decided on pizza for after the game, but we needed some tailgate food. BBQ was thrown around as was hitting up a bar near the park, but I eventually found a wing joint not too far away that got rave reviews on Yelp.com and Google. It had been voted best wings in Chicago and I believe I saw the place on a Travel Channel show (although I can’t remember which one).
Wings Around the World is on 75th Street at South Eberhart Avenue. It’s strictly a carry-out place with a small store front along the commercial district in this particular neighborhood. My brother called on Friday to see if we needed to pre-order since we were putting in a pretty large order. The guy he talked to said no, just call right at noon when they open.
I was already at J’s parents, so the van of guys picked me up a little after noon in the south suburbs. Bad news whenI got in the car. My buddy K had been calling non-stop since noon and there was no answer. I grabbed my brother’s Iphone and started looking for a backup plan. Read the rest of this entry »