Your friends will definitely throw a penalty flag if you try to hold a tailgate without chicken wings. Here are nine Central PA wing spots that you need to try this football season. Order a couple dozen and hang out at the bar – or take ‘em home and kick back on the couch for kick-off.
Mosby’s wings are the big winners of LNP’s Readers Choice award for best wings in Lancaster County – not just this year, but for the last ten years straight. They have an array of 20+ sauces, ranging in heat from mild to suicide and in flavor from parmesan to teriyaki. The newest additions to the list? Those would be Sweet Thai chili and Carolina habanero – the latter of which is even hotter than the suicide wings, though it packs in some sweetness for balance.
Buffalo Wild Wings
What happens when two guys from Buffalo move to Ohio and get a craving for authentic wings? You got it. Buffalo Wild Wings, now a national wing joint, features an extensive list of sauces and seasonings for wing fans to create endless combinations. How about chipotle BBQ seasoning with mango habanero sauce?
What’s the secret to Matthew Russell’s juicy-yet-crispy wings at Lancaster’s Horse Inn? Apparently, salt brine. The enticing, not-too-spicy wings are soaked in a salt brine solution overnight, creating a crispy outside and juicy meat. The house-made bleu cheese is a great touch, too.
Mick’s All American Pub
You’ve got three locations (including the Lititz location, which is connected to Penn Cinema) to get Mick’s tender, jumbo wings and 12 signature sauces. Wednesdays are Wing Nights with a dozen Mick’s wings for $6.99.
Harvey’s Main Street Bar-B-Q
Pitmaster Harvey Schademan brings his unique brand of Carolina-style barbecue to Mount Joy. Blazing back from a devastating fire in 2014, Harvey’s Main Street BBQ’s wings are crispy, meaty and perfectly prepared with your choice of sauces.
Appalachian Brewing Company
Order a mountain of crispy Brew wings with the signature Appalachian root beer
sauce or the fiery habanero. Wash ‘em down with a Hoppy Trails IPA.
Aroogas Grille House & Sports Bar
If you want to go big, then go to Aroogas. They served up seven tons of their big juicy wings during Super Bowl Sunday. Their wings are big on flavor, too. Try the mango habanero, kangaroo, General Tso and dozens more.
Kickin’ Kadilaks Bar & Grill
People’s Choice winner at York’s Wingstock, Kickin’ Kadilaks features some of the hottest wings in the area. Don’t believe it? Try the Misery wings and then make a quick dash to the bar for an ice-cold beer. They also sell all their homemade sauces in bottles.
Wings to Go
East York or West York? With bones or boneless? Feeling indecisive? Now you have to pick from 19 sauces, like X hot, suicide, homicide and Bar-b-cide.
Hint: You can’t go wrong.