Philly and North Burbs - WINGS?!?
I love wings. I can confess this openly. I just moved to Glenside, which is in Abington PA. My birthday is on the 25th, and I would very much like a cold beer and a nice plate of wings to go with it. Nothing too buttery, or god forbid breaded. Recommendations for stuff around me, or in Philly proper?
I'd love to love to pick us this thread, but this time hear more on WHAT makes them "good wings".
For instance, last evening we picked up on the suggestion of Tavern on the Hill for good wings... They were cooked excellent, but I didn't care for the sauce. It was not a buffalo sauce, but more like a BBQ sauce of sorts. The cost was $8 for 7 wings.
Another example is Cafe Soho/Bonchon Chicken. One of my favorite chicken wing destinations, but again, not the spot for a buffalo wings jones. Cafe Soho is great for a spicy Asian wings... and anyone who has plenty of time to wait for their order to be prepared. I think, I recall that these wings are $20 for 18 wings. And their beer is super cold, even if the only draft selection is Coors Light.
Never been to Moriarty's... what makes them good? And the Jughandle? Are they sauced or not?
My husband would second Union Jacks. It's probably located as close to Abington (Glenside is actually a part of Abington) as yopu'll get. It's what we would call a "neiborhood tappy" (taproom) with food. Great nice beer selections and good wings. The wings are spiced, but naked (no breading), then deep fried & tossed in the sauce. You can get some foo-foo sauces like teryaki and garlic butter, but he gets them hot, with suicide on the side. O rings are not bad either -- real onion, & a tangy dipping sauce. Other food is adequate enough to absorb the alcohol, but nothing to write home about..
If you are new to Abington, you might want to check out Union Jacks since it seems to be a fave for a lot of locals, especially after summer softball games.
McMenamin's in Mt. Airy isn't too far from Glenside and has great wings.
For something slightly different, I highly recommend the Korean wings at Cafe Soho on Cheltenham Ave. between 5th St. and Oak Lane Rd. The wings are amazingly crispy, no breading, and you can get more and less spicy versions. Both are slightly sweet, as well as spicy. You can get a good beer to go with as well.
Actually, believe it or not, the Lee's in Abington on 611 has great wings if you are doing takeout.
The wings at the Drake Tavern in Jenkintown are very good as well.
If you are in the mood for a little drive, cross the Tacony Palmyra Bridge and hit the Jughandle. They are the best wings I've had, which includes the originator of Buffalo Wings, the Anchor Bar in Buffalo.