5 Places with Great Chicken Wings
Just in time for the Super Bowl this Sunday, a roundup of Calgary’s best chicken wings.
Mug Shotz wings are loved by some of the city’s most respected foodies.
Now that Super Bowl XLIX is only a few days away, you may be having a lot more cravings for a pile of chicken wings than usual. Not to worry, here are five places that do right by wings whether you’re into watching the big game or not.
Anju’s Gochujang Chicken Wings
One of this Korean eatery’s signature dishes, these little beauties will never disappoint. The smoky, sweet and spicy flavour of the stick-to-your-fingers coating comes mostly courtesy of gochujang, a fermented pepper paste. If Anju ever had wing nights, people would likely sit and eat these wings all night long. I know I would.
Briggs Kitchen and Bar’s Smoked Chicken Wings
Chef Xavier Lacaze uses his charcoal-fueled ovens in a lot of creative ways including to make Briggs smoked wings that are full of flavour and fall-off-the-bone tender. If you want a place to enjoy a sports game without a side of rowdiness, this 10th Avenue S.W. spot is a good bet.
The location may be a little obscure, but this bar is touted by food experts like John Gilchrist and Gwendolyn Richards to have the best wings in town. You can’t go wrong with any of the homemade sauces and rubs.
2808 Ogden Rd. S.E., 403-261-4441
This pub just a few blocks east of the SAIT campus boasts an impressive number of wing flavour options (about 50) with 35 of them, like Jamaican jerk or Thai peanut being made in-house. The menu in general is also very gluten-free friendly so if you have a gluten intolerance, you can still enjoy pub fare alongside everyone else in the room.
Wurst’s Bavarian Chicken Wings
Not for the faint of heart, these are most definitely the largest wings you can find in Calgary, mostly due to the fact that they’re stuffed with sausage and then tossed in a pretzel breading. If you’re feeling carnivorous, then you’ve found your chicken wing match here.