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Duck Hot Wing Confit Exists, Here’s Where To Find It

Photo/Michael Priestley

Beer Belly, with locations in LA’s Koreatown and Long Beach, had long been on my list of restaurant bookmarks. So upon discovering Chef Wes Lieberher’s upcoming appearance at KCRW’s Music Tastes Good music and food festival — excitement ensued.

Such excitement doubled when I found out the dish he was preparing for the fest: Duck Hot Wing Confit.

“We’re known for our duck fat fries but we’re also known for our wings so we put them together,” said Lieberher.

The duck is confit’ed with garlic, rosemary, thyme, then topped with Cherry Buffalo sauce and plated with Oregon’s Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue and fried celery root. The duck wings are tender, crispy, and emulate everything you love with a nostalgic plate of wings whilst still surprising those taste buds with its complex flavor.

Lieberher described the paired cheese as the best he’s had in his life, and after only a few bites, became difficult for us to disagree.

Photo/Michael Priestley

The confit isn’t the only duck dish Lieberher is serving at the festival. His infamous ‘Death by Duck’ Fries and Bacon Whiz Fries will also be available for sale at Beer Belly’s general admission booth.

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The duck fries are paired with a magnificent raspberry grain mustard, and the ‘whiz’ in the whiz fries positively points to Lieberher’s Philly roots.

Music Tastes Good takes place this Saturday and Sunday, September 30-October 1 at Marina Green Park in Long Beach, CA. GA Tickets ($75, buy your food!) or GA + Taste Tent Tickets ($150, food included!) are available here.

Photo/Michael Priestley