Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Bars with wings

If you're going out to watch the Super Bowl, and cracking wings is essential to your enjoyment of the contest, you'll want to pick a bar known for its wings as well as its abundance of TV screens.

• The master of this combination is the chain of Buffalo chicken wing palaces, Buffalo Wild Wings. They not only have lots of TVs always tuned to sports events (42 screens, for instance, at the Forest Park Buffalo Wild Wings), but they have a dozen flavors of wing sauces. The hottest - Blazin' - is, indeed, righteously blazin'.

• Wild Mike's in Delhi Township, Bridgetown and Miami Heights serves wings at various heats, including the hottest, Stupid Hot. Most people get wings to go here, but there are a couple of TVs and they'll be tuned to the action.

The same at Crossroads in White Oak, which serves 12 kinds of wings. They have two TV screens, but most people get their wings to go. 5790 Cheviot Road, 245-9999. Mason is also home to a new Crossroads, 3187 Western Row Road, 770-0077.

• Patterson's Bar and Grill is new since last year: They have big TVs and one in every booth. Their wings come mild to hot, plus barbecue. 8372 Reading Road, Reading, 761-4700.

• Super Bowl is always big at Fricker's in College Hill, which specializes in wings and will have 30 TVs tuned to the game. 1580 Goodman St., 729-2229.

Polly Campbell

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