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Wingin’ it

A tour of Tulsa’s spun and dusted chicken

With the next wave of weekend tailgate and holiday parties right around the corner, it’s inevitable you’ll be looking for that perfect wingman to bring to your next event. That’s right—we’re talking chicken wings. From Brookside to north-of-the-IDL, we’ve found five local restaurants with five distinct wing personalities. It’s like matchmaking for your taste buds.

Albert G’s | “The Low and Slow Wing”
2748 S. Harvard Ave., 421 E. 1st St.
In addition to delicious barbeque, Albert G’s also serves a killer chicken wing. These wings were unlike any others: seasoned with G’s rub, slow smoked, and tossed in the sauce of your choosing. We ordered the hot honey flavor, and the sweetness and heat played well with the smoky meat. These wings are sure to impress the barbeque fanatic in your life. Smoked chicken wings with hot sauce: $15/12 wings

The Brook | “The Do-It-Yourself Wing”
3401 S. Peoria Ave., 7727 E. 91st St.
Breaded and battered, these mouthwatering hot wings are crunchy and flavorful. The wings are fried in a homemade spicy batter and served with your choice of ranch or bleu cheese to tame the heat. An option of mild or extra hot sauce comes on the side, which makes it great to share,  catering to the level of spiciness that your guests enjoy. It also ensures that the wing stays crispy as you transport it to your next gathering. Hot wings with extra hot wing sauce: $17.95/18 wings

Rozay’s Wings | “The Beale Street Blues Wing”
2627 E. 11th St.
Specializing in a Memphis-style wing, these are naked and marinated in a dry rub seasoning. Rozay’s offers a variety of flavors, but we went with the fan favorite—honey gold. An appetizing sauce similar to honey mustard offered a nice tangy and sweet flavor that complimented the crispness of the chicken skin. These wings come with a fluffy buttered roll on the side. Honey gold flavored cut chicken wings: $15.99/16 wings


Fat Guy’s Burger Bar | “The Traditional Take-Out Wing”
140 N. Greenwood Ave.
7945 S. Memorial Dr.
Playing off the flavors packed in their peanut butter and bacon Thai-style burger, Fat Guy’s chicken wings are not to be missed. Covered in a savory peanut butter sauce, reminiscent of a chicken satay that you would expect at any Thai food restaurant, these wings come garnished with bacon and cilantro. Biting into one will transport you to Southeast Asia via New York. Peanut butter bacon thai wings: $12.99/1lb

Open Container | “The New Yorker Wing”
502 E. 3rd St. #39
The Boxyard’s newest kitchen addition at Open Container now has a full food menu catering to all appetites. One of their signature items includes traditional buffalo-style wings that are naked and fried to perfection. They offer sauces and dry rubs for these wings, but we went with the ever-so-popular medium buffalo sauce. The sauce was tangy and would pair perfect with a nice hoppy beverage. Medium traditional chicken wings: $15/1lb.