While D.C. cooks have been known to spike chicken wings with everything from Old Bay seasoning to creme fraiche sauce, classic hot wing sauce still reigns supreme for many people. And pandemic life has only increased the demand, leading kitchens across the city to add wings of all flavors to their menus.
For those looking to satisfy a craving for the messy snack, here are several bars and restaurants serving spicy, saucy wings around town in all levels of Buffalo-style heat. Some past favorites have closed, and others like Boundary Stone and Smoke & Barrel have gone dark for the winter. Options range from carry outs and dive bars to some of the city’s top chef-driven kitchens.
D.C. allows indoor dining at 25 percent capacity. Many restaurants offer outdoor seating, but this should not be taken as endorsement for dining out, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More