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This bona fide Southern-fried counter joint lays its batter on pretty thick. So how the hot wings retain their snap, pop, and sizzle even under a lava flow of fierce, vinegary pepper sauce is a mystery. A mystery you should probably get to the bottom of, no matter if you have to order them every single day for weeks. Maybe alongside the regular fried chicken for comparison’s sake, with extra-creamy, gravy-daubed mashed potatoes and meaty collard greens as palate-cleansers -- you know, to keep your tastebuds sharp. (Or you could just ask the staff to explain how they do it. But way to miss the point.)

Denver

Kirk's Soul Kitchen

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This bona fide Southern-fried counter joint lays its batter on pretty thick. So how the hot wings retain their snap, pop, and sizzle even under a lava flow of fierce, vinegary pepper sauce is a mystery. A mystery you should probably get to the bottom of, no matter if you have to order them every single day for weeks. Maybe alongside the regular fried chicken for comparison’s sake, with extra-creamy, gravy-daubed mashed potatoes and meaty collard greens as palate-cleansers -- you know, to keep your tastebuds sharp. (Or you could just ask the staff to explain how they do it. But way to miss the point.)