Best Wings - 2009
If, as Sweeney's Saloon in St. Paul's Cathedral Hill claims, beer is the reason you get out of bed every afternoon, then the venerable establishment's wings are the reason you show up for that beer with an empty stomach. Listed on the menu as the "Famous Flamingo Wings," these massive hunks of chicken—easily twice the size of wings anywhere else—would be noteworthy just for their sheer volume. This popular neighborhood bar gives customers the choice of Louisiana hot or teriyaki, and neither disappoints. The orange-hued Louisiana wings are lip-tingling, while the teriyaki ones offer a sweet counterbalance with a sauce that sticks determinedly to fingers, upper lips, and forearms. Six of these jumbo, meaty wings easily make a stand-alone meal, and from 9 p.m. to close they can be yours for just 50 cents apiece.