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When a restaurant's menu mentions "24 chicken wings", should you expect 24 whole chicken wings, or 24 segments of a chicken's wing?

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  1. 24 chicken wing segments, not 24 whole wings.

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    1. re: Breezychow

      +1 for the answer of segments. Can't recall the last time I was at a place where the whole wing was served, though I have been a few places where the second segment (not the "drumette") is served with the tip attached. Not much meat added, but some good crunchy bits if properly fried.

      1. re: Cheez62

        And now that you all got me in the mood, where would one get such crunchy and delicious chicken wings? Used to go to that place on Howard but it's not convenient any more. LP, Lakeview area.

        1. re: Lance Corvette

          I tried Wing Stop and thought it was horrible.

          Buffalo Joe's in Evanston is very good.

          1. re: chicgail

            Wing Stop is not consistent from one shop to the next.
            Have had 6 great meals in a row at the location off of Milwaukee ave just north of Armitage.

            1. re: lunchbox

              That's where I've been. Thought it was dreadful. Sorry.

    2. Crisp, on Broadway in Lakeview, counts the whole wing as 1 wing. They're not the traditional buffalo-style wings, but I think they're the best in the area and the only place that actually fries them long enough!

      1. I would think that most of the time you're going to get the individual sections rather than the jointed v.
        And you all should be going to Tunes on Southport if you want to enjoy your wings.

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          1. re: gordeaux

            Juicy grilled wings and drumsticks: The garlic pomegranate grilled wings at Noon-o-Kabab are quite good. Also try Juan's Grilled wings at Jake Melnicks Bar and Grill.

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            1. re: gordeaux

              Toon's: Yes, very good. And 1/2 price on Mondays.