Chicken wings! The humble two-piece joint of poultry that launched to infamy the day someone in Buffalo, New York tossed them in hot sauce and butter. Since then, people have been experimenting with coating wings in all manner of sauces, dry rubs and dips.
Let's venture outside of the classic hot wing together, and try these 5 unique chicken wing styles coming to you from some of the best food minds in Cleveland.
Good Company - Char Siu BBQ
1200 West 76th Street, Cleveland
Good Company is like a neighborhood sports bar with a farm-to-table frame of mind. The wings are no exception, with flavors like Char Siu BBQ, a sticky-sweet Cantonese style of sauce.
You can also get a classic buffalo or dry rub, or garlic, but the coconut orange lime is also worth a taste.
Greenhouse Tavern - Confit Wings
2038 E 4th St, Cleveland
They’ve been covered by Food Network and countless food blogs. There is a reason for it.
Cured overnight, slow-cooked confit style, fried up crispy and served with roasted jalapenos, scallions and garlic.
Greenhouse makes labor-intensive wings taste effortless.
Cleats - Mango Habenero
3995 Jennings Rd, Cleveland / 5267 Wallings Rd, North Royalton / 602 South St, Chardon
Now that you know where to go, it's your duty to head out and order up a pile of these great wings yourself. Just don't get boneless, the great chicken wing pretender. You're better than that.