Weatherman Versus Food - Carl's Tavern - OMG Wings

Published 06/07 2013 08:10PM

Updated 06/10 2013 08:48AM

Canal Days is going on this week in New Haven.

Weekend meteorologist Andrew Logsdon was there for another Weatherman Versus Food challenge.

This week, I was at Carl's Tavern- right there on Main and Broadway- taking on their OMG spicy wings.

Carl's Tavern says they have the hottest wings in the area.

They say this award proves it.

"Yea, it's a SPCA sponsored Wingfest at Piere's, and we've entered it the last three years, and we'll be entering it again this year... We were there three years, got second the first year, third the second year, and last year took first," says Davis Byrd.

So I had to try their wings-
In their exclusive OMG sauce.

The challenge is ten wings in five minutes.

The sauce includes ghost, habanero, and several other of the world's hottest peppers.

"Alright, here we go. Ten wings- sauced up in their OMG sauce. Let's see if it blows my face off."

"Ready, set, go!"

He sets the timer- and I dive in.

"Oh, now you feel it."

The crowd is behind me- except for one heckler.

"I was told to cheer you on, but I won't cheer you on. I don't think you're going to do it."

But time is ticking.

"A minute forty seconds."


Two wings left.

And the last wing, with time to spare.

Just fifteen second left.

"If you're going to do it, you just got to go as fast as you can, ignore the burn... You'll get your reward at the end."

If you have any food challenge ideas for Andrew to take on, or if you're thinking about creating your own-

Email Andrew at

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