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Sep 11, 2009 11:22 AM

Wings! Where are the best in Pittsburgh?

I'm looking for places that have good wings in or around Pittsburgh. Not too interested in chains, and prefer a cripsy wing that's not drowning is sauce. I'd like to hear about your favorites!

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  1. I won't claim to be an expert on this, but for what I think you're describing (non-saucy, crispy), both Kaya and the Harris Grill have very good examples that I know of.

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    1. re: skoledin

      Yeah, those jerk wings @ Kaya are awesome.

    2. Two that I like that are not saucy are the Caribbean Jerk wings at Kaya, and the smoked wings at Six Penn. Both are different than traditional Buffalo wings but they are excellent.

      1. Gooskie's in Polish Hill has great wings but is a dive.

        Both Silky's locations (Sq. Hill and Bloomfield) have really good dry and crispy buffalo wings.

        Fat Heads has excellent wings but they are a little bit saucier. The Carribean Killer sauce is excellent.

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        1. re: meatmaster

          You say "dive" in reference to Gooski's as though that's a bad thing ;-)

          Where else can you eat your wings with a soundtrack of Dylan and Metallica?

          1. re: Panini Guy

            Gooskie's is a place that I've always heard of but have never been to...From the description, I think I'll like it! Thanks for all the suggestions.


            1. re: Panini Guy

              No - I love a good dive! Just a heads up to those who aren't "dive" inclined.

          2. i haven't lived in the burgh for a couple years but i used to love the wings at Birmingham Bridge Tavern. Definitely had the crispiness you're looking for and they had some sort of special house sauce that was delicious.

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            1. re: bassgruvs82

              Birmingham Bridge Tavern is one that I've actually had, and they are really good. Thanks for the suggestion!


            2. D's Six Pax and Dogz in Regent Square- always perfectly crispy!