1. GET BAKED
Island Wing Company, the newest joint to open in Mobile, preps their wings a little differently: They’re baked instead of fried. No grease and fewer calories equals zero guilt.
Island Wing Company • 2617 Dauphin St.
2. AS YOU LIKE IT
Pick between wings or jumbo-sized boneless “wangs, ” which are marinated in a secret sauce before being fried. Then, think outside the box and choose a new flavor, such as Butt Rub or Peanut Butter.
Baumhower’s Restaurant • 3673 Airport Blvd.
3. BEST OF BOTH
For something on the lighter side, try the honey chipotle version at The Royal Scam. They’re crispy, with a little heat and a little sweet.
The Royal Scam • 72 S. Royal St. 432-7226.
4. WEATHER THE WINGS
These are so intense that they need their own storm categories. Try the Ridiculously Hot Hurricane Sauce from Category 5. But don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Hurricane Bar and Grill • 25755 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach. 981-3041.
5. KENTUCKY KICK
The Kickin’ Bourbon Molasses wings are worth the drive. Syrupy sweet with a rich, from-the-barrel taste, these are some of the best around.
GooRoo’s Grille • 1209 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores. 500-1444.
6. TWICE THE TASTE
Tuesdays are extra special here. Double the wings, same price. Feed the whole family (or just an extra-hungry hubby) with 40 for $16 or 60 for $24.
Wemo’s Wings • 312 Schillinger Road S. 633-5877.
text by Amber Franklin • photo by Blair Abraham