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WINGS. hot, medium, bbq. Where?

jackcyn Jul 6, 2007 07:03 AM

Just wanted to open up some conversation about wings in DC. I am a sucker for great wings and great wing specials. My local favorites include Kelly's Irish Pub, My Brothers Place and Mr. Henrys. I'm always looking for more. Suggestions?

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  1. jpschust RE: jackcyn Jul 6, 2007 07:06 AM

    My absolute favorite wings are at Asylum in Adams Morgan.

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      jackcyn RE: jpschust Jul 6, 2007 07:50 AM

      Great one! With their $.25 beer night. Nothing better.

    2. ktmoomau RE: jackcyn Jul 6, 2007 08:56 AM

      I am not a wing connosiuer, but Hard Times Cafe wasn't bad when I went, but I have only been there once. Also for delivery if you are in NOVA rhodeside grill has Dr.Delivery and they always arrive hot, I don't like their pepper sauce only the buffalo/bbq.

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        Pool Boy RE: ktmoomau Jul 6, 2007 09:10 AM

        Hard Times' wings are decent, but I much prefer Urban BBQ's version.


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          ktmoomau RE: Pool Boy Jul 6, 2007 09:51 AM

          I am gonna have to make it up to this Urban BBQ place.

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            alopez RE: ktmoomau Jul 7, 2007 06:41 AM

            Here's another vote for the Urban BBQ wings, which you can also get at Urban Burger. At the latter location, at least, they are the best thing on the menu.

            For something completely different, you might try the Korean take on wings at Da Rae Won in Beltsville.

      2. Dennis S RE: jackcyn Jul 6, 2007 09:40 AM

        Johnny's for their wood-fired wings.

        Bungalow Billiards, WITH the 3 Mile Island sauce, for hot wings.

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          Steve RE: Dennis S Jul 6, 2007 01:07 PM

          I second Johnny's Half Shell. Problem is, they will spoil you for all future wings.

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          jkdc RE: jackcyn Jul 6, 2007 03:12 PM

          OK, but to take this question a step further - far too many places commit the cardinal sin for true Buffalo-style wings - they dip them in batter... (butter, people, not batter! and a light dusting of flour is permissible...)

          Any place around that actually does wings right???

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            BigEats RE: jkdc Jul 6, 2007 04:08 PM

            Kilroy's at Braddock and 495 in Springfield. The Cajun wings, drumettes only, no batter just spices -- exquisite.

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              divinemsk RE: jkdc Jul 6, 2007 05:32 PM

              No breading, no flour, naked wings fried and then sauced.

              I know, it's not DC, but check out the Broad St. Tavern in Falls Church. Delightful, nary a whisper of grease. According to the waitress, they fry and then bake the wings for extra crispiness. Yum!

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                Dennis S RE: jkdc Jul 7, 2007 04:12 AM

                Both recs of mine are sans batter. Actually, I see that far less than I used to - though I think that's more due to my knowing by the place whether the wings are even worth trying.

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                MarcDC RE: jackcyn Jul 6, 2007 08:46 PM

                Best Wing = Old Bay Wings at Mama's On The Half Shell.

                Too bad it's in bmore

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