Photo of the Year

wingsthings1, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

Thanks to Susan for sending me this phenomenal photo. Sadly, the truck drove for the now defunct Wings n Things restaurant that was located on Kennedy and Georgia. Thankfully this truck will now be memorialized and God willing placed on a t-shirt one day. In case you can’t read it, it says:

“A Chicken Ain’t Nuthin’ But a Chickens Butt…But the Wings the Thing!”

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  • Love it….the wings on the front of the truck really pull the whole piece together.

  • so now what do they deliver?

  • Funny, when I was a kid back in the 60’s Wings-n-Things was at 14th and U and they advertised heavily on the local black radio stations WOL-AM and WUST-AM and their motto was “A chicken ain’t nothin’ but a bird but the wing’s the THING!” I think that somewhere along the line after the place changed hands somebody messed up the motto. Now it just sounds dumb to me…

  • Damn I was sorry to see that place go. Although I had wanted to stop in, I hadn’t gotten around to it yet. It probably would have done better if there was more goin’ on on Kennedy. It was a few years before it was needed at that location.

    Now it’s just another chinese place — that I assume is horrible. I’ve given up on finding good asian food east of park. Thankfully a short drive to Silver Spring and I have my favorite Spring Garden — good prices, nice folks and vegetables are fresh, and the food isn’t that sticky sweet crap that they serve at those chicken and chinese food places. Bleh.

  • Dont tell my cardiologist this, but Wings was -as the kids ( or former kids) used to say-
    “da bomb.” Greatly missed.
    But the new Chinese place which took its place is, I think, a couple (maybe three ) notches up from the standard take out fare (unfair?) we are all probably a little too used to in the ‘hood. I’m not talking City Lights of China or anything-but you can ( and probably have done) do worse.

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