You've finished your tater tot trot, so it's time to get ready for a wing walk. Fine, truth be told these top-notch DC chicken wings are a bit too spread out to cover comprehensively on foot, but however you choose to construct your journey, you'll be awarded with some seriously crisp, juicy, chicken-y goodness. Behold, the finest wings in DC.
True to its name, Smoke and Barrel is heavy on barbecue and whiskey, and yet Smoke and Barrel’s wings are a serious standout. It's well-known for its vegan wings and “Muddy” style (dry rub with sauce), but it’s the Buffalo Blue wings that are really special. Smothered generously atop juicy, smoked wings, the Buffalo Blue sauce is a messy delight that makes all other Buffalo sauces seem watery by comparison. Thick with butter and globs of blue cheese and generous helpings of cayenne and garlic, it’s a small wonder that otherwise healthy carnivores would be willing to eat vegan wings as long as they're doused in this stuff.