San Diego

Eat the Wackiest Wings For Super Bowl Sunday

Feb 3rd 2011 5:00PM / by Nanette Wiser

Whether you throw a Super Bowl bash at home or park it at a local bar, chicken wings are the Switzerland of appetizers. Everyone loves drums and flats, but prepare to wrestle over how to cook them: naked or not, sauced and tossed? As for sauce, it's not just Buffalo-spicy, mild to inferno, anymore -- San Diego's wings sport wild-child flavors like teriyaki, garlic Parmesan, Hawaiian savory, hickory-smoked BBQ, lemon pepper, Cajun and more. Hooters notwithstanding, here where you can find some of our favorite cluckers.

Dirty Birds: Juicy, tender wings crisped perfectly on the outside, the yummiest of which include dirty ranch, buffalo, maple chipotle, Hawaiian, taco, lemon pepper and devilishly hot habanero. Wings are served with a side of chunky blue cheese dressing upon request. The Pacific Beach wing spot has a small beer list, too. You may want to ride your bike or get 'em to go -- parking is tough.
4656 Mission Blvd.; 858-274-2473

Olde City Grill: Pub-style gargantuan wings go from "Ridonkulously" hot to BBQ, Parmesan garlic, teriyaki, spicy garlic, tangy chipotle or old-fashioned Buffalo. A favorite among surfers, the Grill also features a small outdoor patio and icy beers.
967 Garnet Ave.; 858-483-4614

New York Buffalo Wings: Just the right amount of zesty flavor pays homage to authentic, spicy-hot style. Wings are even tastier when you order the chipotle chicken fries to go.
263 E. Orange Ave., Chula Vista; 619-423-9464

Wings N Things: Buckets of Buffalo-style wings, celery, carrots, breadsticks and dip make this the easiest way to celebrate football Sunday.
6717 El Cajon Blvd., La Mesa; 619-462-9464
3904 Convoy St., Suite 100, Clairemont Mesa; 858-576-2526
3445 Midway Dr., Point Loma; 619-226-0185

WingStop: Never breaded, flavorful meat is done in nine flavors, including hickory smoked BBQ, lemon pepper, garlic Parmesan, Hawaiian, teriyaki and Cajun, available in family wing packs, party platters, combo meals, boneless as well.
1550 E. H St., Chula Vista; 619-482-2123
3365 Rosecrans St., Point Loma; 619-523-9464

Photo Courtesy of WingStop

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