Ways with Wings

They're on nearly every bar menu, but not all wings are created equal.

Create-your-own

Any wing aficionado has had moments of indecisiveness. Garlic or Thai? Barbecue or hot? The Chesterland Tavern has you covered, letting you create your own ($7.99, dozen) by mixing any of their 19 sauces. Try BBQ Thai and Southwestern Spice for a two-sauce-covered-thumbs-up taste. 8190 Mayfield Road, Chesterland, 440-729-1817, chesterlandtavern.com

Spicy Blueberry & Miso Maple

Released last month, Brothers Lounge's new menu takes the Most Original award with its spicy blueberry and miso maple sauces ($8, dozen). Either flavor is light on the dry-style wings, so if you like yours sloppy, it's worth 25 cents for a side of your sauce. 11609 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 216-226-2767, brotherslounge.com

Garlic Parmesan

Some are meaty, some are crispy, but it's rare to find the drum or flat that is both. Out of a dozen wings ($7.75) at Mulligan's, it's rare to find one that isn't. There are only seven sauces, but the robust garlic Parmesan's quality makes up for lack of quantity. 6131 Highland Road, Highland Heights, 440-461-2434, mulliganshh.com

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