Wings are offered six ways (original, golden, boneless, grilled, country, smoked), and there are a whopping 24 sauces and two dry rubs to choose from. But the crew of bartenders and daytime regulars really give this place its flavor.
Sports bar Wingzup makes the city’s best chicken wings, according to judges of the Austin Chicken Wing Festival, which took place yesterday, Sunday, May 20 at the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts.
One of the more popular vendors serving chicken wings, Wingzup, offered a simple but reliably flavorful spicy lemon pepper wing, which patrons could couple with ghost pepper or Korean chili sauce. Wingzup walked away with the judge’s choice award for best wing.
There isn’t a lot it needs to overcompensate for. Its offerings are pretty straightforward, in the best way: traditional wings or country, golden, grilled or smoked, with over 20 different sauce options.
Wingzup was pleased to host Albert A. Nofi, PhD, author of The Blue & Gray Almanac: The Civil War in Facts & Figures, Recipes & Slang, and Col. Austin Bay, PhD, author of Cocktails from Hell: Five Complex Wars Shaping the 21st Century, for an impromptu book signing in early 2019. Never a dull conversation at the bar when our regulars are foremost experts on topics in military history.