Comfort food garbs your tongue in luxurious velveteen knickerbockers of flavor, as opposed to discomfort food, which clings to the face like an overly tight ascot. Avoid the embarrassment of culinary crampers with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of wings and American fare at East Coast Wings & Grill in Cary.
Winner at the 2011 North Carolina Wing Festival, East Coast Wings & Grill coats buffalo-style wings in 75 flavors while authoring a menu chock full of sandwiches and American fare. Buffalo wings ($6.99 for 6; $8.69 for 10) flood mouths with tangy warmth after soaking in myriad flavors such as chipotle honey barbecue, cheddar jalapeño, and kentucky bourbon ($0.99). After unfastening the restraints of its sauce-stained straitjacket, a sample of East Coast's insanity wing ($1.89) challenges tongues to scorching buffalo bites and not getting twisted when saying the word alektorophobia. Lightly breaded green beans ($4.59) cook to a golden brown before diving into ranch or Lava ranch pool, while the Hawaii chicken sandwich's lightly toasted potato bun proposes to grilled chicken breast with a grilled pineapple ring as watery-eyed swiss cheese and honey mustard bear witness ($6.25).