Everyone who loves chicken wings likely has their own reasons, be it the sauce or the simple act of wolfing down a bucket with your friends while watching football. For Jonathan Fox, of Atlanta’s Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, the appeal is simple: “It’s the perfect hand-held bite, crunchy, spicy, and flavorful… and you get to eat more than one!” Ever since Buffalo’s Anchor Bar introduced what are now known as Buffalo wings into the American diet, wings have practically become their own food group. There are different levels of heat, different styles of seasoning, and influences from cuisines of a host of nations, all brought to bear on a modest cut of chicken. What follows is a look at fifteen great places to get wings all over the country. In putting this list together, we sought out numerous perspectives: some of the restaurants here are beloved by chefs; others are the happy hour or game-time favorite of the guy sitting down the bar. Whatever your palate, chances are good that you’ll find them delicious.
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