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PB&J wings at Takoda
PB&J wings at Takoda
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Where to Find Unique Chicken Wings in D.C.

Because there's more to wings than Buffalo sauce and blue cheese

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PB&J wings at Takoda
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Undoubtedly, wings are the perfect pairing when it comes to watching sports and knocking back cheap domestic beer. But, there's also more to life than Buffalo wings and blue cheese dressing. In D.C. wings come in a variety of tastes, shapes, and styles, whether that's smoked, spiced, or even twice-fried. Heck there are even vegetarian versions and peanut butter and jelly-style wings.

Why be traditional (and boring) when there are so many options to inhale?

Here are a dozen restaurants that put their own stamp on the popular finger food.

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Bonchon Chicken

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Of course there can't be a wing list without Bonchon Chicken on it. This chain produces sweet and savory options for Korean fried chicken. It's also a cheap and no-fuss takeout option for the big game.

Boundary Stone

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There's only one place to go for wings in Bloomingdale: Boundary Stone. They recently changed up their menu, and now there are two wing options: the classic honey hot wings and a vegetarian seitan version.

Capitol Hill Crab Cakes

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Yes, crab cakes and fried seafood are the main attractions here. But Capitol Hill Crab Cakes also serves up a version of mumbo sauce wings that are worth a try.

Dcity Smokehouse

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DCity Smokehouse reopened last month, and they've added a sugary sweetness to the smoked barbecue wings. It's a noticeable departure from the previous rendition. They come served with a ranch cilantro sauce that's good enough to drink.

Duffy's Irish Pub

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Okay, so traditionalists and wing devotees all say that Duffy's is the best. And, they are right. But, they also have some nontraditional options, like Old Bay fried wings.

Federalist Pig

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Hell yes. Rob Sonderman is back and he's still smoking barbecue wings to absolute perfection. The place will be packed for Super Bowl Sunday, so be sure to order takeout far enough in advance (supplies will likely run out). Orders come in 12- or 24-count options.

Good Hope Carry Out

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Good Hope is one of the originals for mumbo sauce wings. It's takeout only and doesn't have much curb appeal, but Anacostia neighbors swear by it.

Okay, maybe there's another spot in Bloomingdale for wings. Kochix is a Korean-style option that's takeout only. Order early because the Super Bowl line here is no joke.

Maketto

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Maketto is accepting advance wing orders for their cumin barbecue wings. Pre-order options come in 20-, 30-, or 50-piece varieties. Order here. Order must be in by Friday at 3 p.m.

Roofers Union

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In Adams Morgan, people swear by the Sriracha-honey glazed wings that go for $10 a plate.

The strangest sounding wings are the PB&J wings at Takoda. Turns out the slightly sweet and definitely salty variety are a perfect match for a cold cocktail or beer.

Vinoteca

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A wine bar is probably the last place you would expect to see wings on the menu. Chef Anna Miller. formerly of Rogue 24, serves chili-miso butter wings with gorgonzola milk sauce.

Bonchon Chicken

Of course there can't be a wing list without Bonchon Chicken on it. This chain produces sweet and savory options for Korean fried chicken. It's also a cheap and no-fuss takeout option for the big game.

Boundary Stone

There's only one place to go for wings in Bloomingdale: Boundary Stone. They recently changed up their menu, and now there are two wing options: the classic honey hot wings and a vegetarian seitan version.

Capitol Hill Crab Cakes

Yes, crab cakes and fried seafood are the main attractions here. But Capitol Hill Crab Cakes also serves up a version of mumbo sauce wings that are worth a try.

Dcity Smokehouse

DCity Smokehouse reopened last month, and they've added a sugary sweetness to the smoked barbecue wings. It's a noticeable departure from the previous rendition. They come served with a ranch cilantro sauce that's good enough to drink.

Duffy's Irish Pub

Okay, so traditionalists and wing devotees all say that Duffy's is the best. And, they are right. But, they also have some nontraditional options, like Old Bay fried wings.

Federalist Pig

Hell yes. Rob Sonderman is back and he's still smoking barbecue wings to absolute perfection. The place will be packed for Super Bowl Sunday, so be sure to order takeout far enough in advance (supplies will likely run out). Orders come in 12- or 24-count options.

Good Hope Carry Out

Good Hope is one of the originals for mumbo sauce wings. It's takeout only and doesn't have much curb appeal, but Anacostia neighbors swear by it.

Kochix

Okay, maybe there's another spot in Bloomingdale for wings. Kochix is a Korean-style option that's takeout only. Order early because the Super Bowl line here is no joke.

Maketto

Maketto is accepting advance wing orders for their cumin barbecue wings. Pre-order options come in 20-, 30-, or 50-piece varieties. Order here. Order must be in by Friday at 3 p.m.

Roofers Union

In Adams Morgan, people swear by the Sriracha-honey glazed wings that go for $10 a plate.

Takoda

The strangest sounding wings are the PB&J wings at Takoda. Turns out the slightly sweet and definitely salty variety are a perfect match for a cold cocktail or beer.

Vinoteca

A wine bar is probably the last place you would expect to see wings on the menu. Chef Anna Miller. formerly of Rogue 24, serves chili-miso butter wings with gorgonzola milk sauce.

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