I am from Boston, MA and am a wing snob. I have to agree that most of the wing places in Los Angeles suck - but there are a few that I'd rank as an 8.5 or so on the scale, which coming from me isn't too bad. (If you've been to Ye Rustic Inn, I'd give that place a generous 7). Try Hot Wings Cafe on Colorado Blvd in Pasadena CA (across from Hooters, eep). I'd give their wings an 8.5, and they make thier own bleu cheese, which says something. They've also got a great selection of East-coast food; they make a pretty damn good philly cheese steak too. Also, try Wingstop in Monrovia - they're a franchise, but since all they do is wings, they'd better be good at it. I'd give their wings an 8. Nothing, however, comes close to either the Anchor Bar or the Hangar in Amherst MA. Happy Hunting.