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Brisbane’s Best Chicken Wings

By Sophia McMeekin - 05 Jun 2013

PUBLIC
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Yard Bird Ale House
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Gerard’s Bistro
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The Smoke BBQ
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Carolina Kitchen
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Super Whatnot
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As the saying goes, there ain't no thang like a chicken wing. And we would have to agree. Ignoring the fact that this little hooked arm of party-food fame is largely so good because of its chicken skin-to-meat ratio, you really can't pass up wing. Whether they're fried, spice rubbed, or marinade-glazed, we want wings, and we want them now. Here's our pick of the best wings in town:

Public | Fried to perfection, Public's spicy chicken wings are the ideal accompaniment to a drink (and, luckily, the Public gang know a thing or two about making a fine drink, as well). Their char-sui pork ribs aren't too shabby either.

Yard Bird Ale House | If you are after a bona-fide, American-style wing, you can't pass up Brunswick Street's Yard Bird. Served with the obligatory blue cheese dressing and cucumber sticks, these spicy suckers come in three levels of heat, with the hottest wing on offer aptly titled, 'The Death Sentence', just to give you an indication of spiciness. The team at Yard Bird take their wings very seriously, so seriously, in fact, that they hold a comp' (called Lord of the Wings) to see who can get through the most Death Sentence wings in one sitting. Chicken wings AND puns—this is our kind of place. 

Gerard's Bistro | While it's always a challenge to decide which share plates we'll pluck from the menu at Gerard's, one selection is not up for debate: The wings, rubbed in spices and served with kishk yoghurt, are an absolute must.

The Smoke BBQ | The Smoke's Buffalo Chicken wings come in two delectable heat levels, original and blue hot, and whichever you choose you'll not be disappointed. Served with blue cheese dressing, The Smoke's wings are the ideal starter to a full-on ribs fest. Grab a napkin, 'cause things are going to get sticky.

Carolina Kitchen | The US-fest continues at Coorparoo favourite, Carolina Kitchen. This venue has fully embraced the Americana theme, with cheeseburgers, New York fries, ribs, and chilli dogs on the menu. If you're not tempted by their original American Hot Wing (what, are you crazy?), you may want to try their wings with BBQ sauce. 

Super Whatnot | Super Whatnot stands apart from the rest for being pretty darn cool. This CBD watering hole is like a little slice of NYC, tucked behind an unassuming door in Burnett Lane. The bar menu, inspired by The Americas, brings a fresh take on nachos, burritos, 'hot dawgs', and, our favourite, Super Whatnot's Rasta chicken. These drumettes are fried in a crunchy, peppery Jamaican coating and served with Bob sauce (No, we don't know what's in the Bob sauce either, but when it tastes this good you don't ask questions.) Friday night?

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