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. The pandemic only increased demand, leading kitchens across the city to add wings of all flavors to their menus that are here to stay.
For those looking to satisfy a craving for the messy snack, irresistible wings built with varying heat levels, sauces, rubs, and proteins (chicken, vegetarian seitan, and even duck) can be found at select dive bars, carryouts, and fancier restaurants around town.
Some of D.C.’s best sports bars, including the Brighton, Penn Quarter Sports Tavern, and Union Pub, also do wings very well. With plenty of NFL to watch this Thanksgiving Day, followed by a first-ever game on Black Friday and throughout the holiday weekend, here are 18 superior spots to order football-friendly wings for takeout, dine-in, or delivery in everything from small to party-platter portions.Read More