It’s National Wing Day
By Melissa Gill
It’s National Chicken Wing Day! To commemorate this finger lickin’ good celebration it’s only right to highlight Vegas’ most mouthwatering wing spots. Did you know that during the Super Bowl this year Americans ate a record of 1.42 billion wings ? I think it’s safe to say that chicken wings are one of the most popular bites on any menu. Here are five must-try chicken wing joints you don’t want to miss.
Chicken wings are a tasty snack to munch on while bowling or listening to live music. Brooklyn Bowl at the LINQ serves crispy Fried Chicken paired with any of their six classic comfort side dishes such as collard greens with bacon, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, mixed greens, french fries or pickled cucumber salad. Wings are served with their signature hot and honey dipping sauces. It’s a heavenly blend of sweet and spice. This spot is the perfect place to bowl and eat wings on the Strip!
For chicken wing lovers wanting to chill at a sports bar, Money, Baby inside Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is just for you. Conceived by Food Network star, Chef Beau MacMillian, the menu is on the money, baby! They serve elevated game bites including Jumbo Hot Wings. The wings come in Buffalo, Korean BBQ and Truffalo served with a side of Money, Baby Basil Ranch. Wash it down with one of their barrel aged Double Down mixed drinks made with Hendricks Gin, pineapple-infused Campari, sweet vermouth and spritz of coconut bitters. Nostalgic sports fans will really dig the vibes and the good food.
Wing King is a local gem serving 100 different flavors of traditional bone-in wings or boneless bites. Their “Sauceologists” created a variety of inventive flavor fusions from spicy Sweet Chili Sriracha to sweet unique dessert-like Spicy Blueberry Cheesecake. Wing King is the only place in town that serves pig wings. For those who don’t eat meat, they also serve bomb vegan wings, too. The place has something for everyone.
Looking for a spicy wing challenge to celebrate chicken wing day? Wing King is the home of the Hell Challenge. The challenge features their hottest wing flavor dubbed Hell that is over 9 million Scoville units of heat. To win, you must eat 12 of their Hell wings in less than a minute. The heat is so potent that people must sign a waiver. Winners receive 100 free wings on the day of the Super Bowl. They also have very specific guidelines that must be followed to be eligible to be the Hell Challenge Champion so be sure to read all the deets on their site. Find this hidden treasure off the beaten path located on South Fort Apache. Are you willing to try the Hell Challenge? Watch an old video of someone trying the hottest wing ever!
A playful, award-winning wing joint for family and friends is Sickies Garage located in Town Square. Order traditional or boneless wings tossed in one of their 24 different sauces. If you’re feeling adventurous, try their PB&J wings or their F’n Fireball wings made with Fireball Whisky. Although, they also serve the classic flavors like Buffalo and BBQ for creatures of comfort.
The interior is decked out in license plates and unique displays of American classic cars hanging from their ceiling. They also play sports events on multiple TVs and have a bar area where guests can eat. For brews and great chews, check this place out.
Inside the Cosmopolitan, CliQue Bar & Lounge is known for their delicious appetizers and tableside mixology. People rave about their table snack savory chicken wings served with a side of bleu cheese. The chicken and sauce combined creates the perfect bite. This imaginative lounge on the Strip is a great spot to celebrate everything from National Chicken Wings Day to a birthday bash. Pair your wings with one of their exquisite cocktails like Fire Squad–Jim Beam, honey, aperol, lemon juice, orange bitters with frozen orange ice cubes. Eat your wings with style at this sophisticated lounge.
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