Super Bowl celebrators are divided into two teams: those who have serious feelings about the Panthers vs. Broncos, or those in it for the wings (and possibly the halftime show). For folks who are more about the snacks than the score, here's a peek at six can't-miss game-day wings.
Spicy Stout-Glazed Wings at Craftsman Row Saloon
Taking over a well-loved Jeweler’s Row restaurant and bar, the folks at this newcomer kept menu mainstays like Buffalo wings. The kitchen is now mixing it up and offering fiery dark beer–glazed wings ($7 during the game, pictured at top) alongside the originals. Bonus points for $2 and $3 beer specials.
112 S. Eighth St.; 215-923-0123
One-Time-Only Wings at The Fat Ham
Philadelphia’s home of Nashville-style hot chicken is upping their wing game on Sunday with four special flavors available for delivery through Caviar. The wings are $11 for five with a choice of salsa verde with pork rinds, smoked green tomato, brown sugar–hickory mustard barbecue, lavender honey and Country Captain wings with curry and chowchow aïoli. If you'd prefer to eat in the Fat Ham, the crew is serving hot chicken wings (pictured above) as part of their weekly $30 family-style supper on Sunday night.
3131 Walnut St.; 215-735-1914
Korean Wings at Serpico
Chef Peter Serpico is firing up the fryer and bringing back his always-awesome Korean fried chicken wings. They’re going for $20 for 10. Get your order in by Saturday and swing by to pick them up before the big game on Sunday.
604 South St.; 215-925-3001
Five Flavors of Wings at Ela
This Queen Village corner is getting deep into the world of wings for Sunday’s game with five internationally inspired flavors. Chef Jason Cichonski is offering chipotle-tamarind, smoked Sriracha, balsamic maple, Thai ginger and honey mustard–miso, all available to take out for $10 a pound.
627 S. Third St.; 267-687-8512
General Tso’s Wings at The Blue Duck
With a football-friendly menu and a BYO policy this Northeast spot might be the perfect place to watch the game this weekend. They’ve got three varieties of wings ($7/$12, pictured above) on the menu: classic Buffalo, Belgian white beer and General Tso, a spicy-sweet riff on the Chinese take-out classic served with wasabi-spiked blue cheese dressing.
2859 Holme Ave.; 267-686-4687
Salt and Pepper Wings at David’s Mai Lai Wah
While some might argue that the salt and pepper wings ($7.50) at this Chinatown late-night mainstay taste better after last call, they’re pretty fantastic any time of the day. Fried to a crisp and sprinkled with a shower of thinly sliced long hots, picking up a couple dozen of these bad boys is a surefire way to liven up any Super Bowl celebration.
1001 Race St.; 215-627-2610