5 Upstate Wing Spots to Spice Up Your Gameday
Football season means wing season…ok, it’s always wing season for some of us. There is no better accompaniment to cracking open a cold one than some hot (or sweet) wings. Whether by the half dozen or several dozen, wings are a universal crowd pleaser. That’s why we have crafted this list to help you find the perfect wings to satisfy your cravings. Here are 5 Upstate Wing Spots to Spice Up Your Gameday.
L.A. Hot Wings
Sometimes the best wings come from the holes in the wall – the places no one would even think of finding crispy, saucy wings. To those people I say, try L.A. Hot Wings. This unassuming storefront on Laurens Road in Greenville houses some of the best wings you’ll ever get your sauce-covered hands on. They also serve a variety of Asian dishes to complement their juicy, crispy wings. The flavor choices are limited, but when each flavor is THIS good, you won’t mind. Don’t just take my word for it; try some for your next gameday party. Find out more about these perfectly fried wings here.
The name says it all. This is your one-stop-shop for wings, and with two Upstate locations in Spartanburg and Greenville, your wing fix is never too far away. Wing Stop also brings the variety. They offer twelve different sauces and rubs for you to spice up your wings. Flavors like mango habanero, Cajun, and the fearsome atomic, will make sure your taste buds are never bored. While Wing Stop has amazing wings, you have to try their parmesan fries (these are literally the best fries I’ve ever tasted). Even more, Wing Stop is the perfect place to catch the game. You can enjoy a dozen wings and cheer on your favorite team. As the slogan says, “Get At It,” and find out more here.
TNT Hot Wings
The perfect wing is a time-honored tradition, one they are well versed in at TNT Hot Wings in Spartanburg. They’ve been dishing out their famous hot wings since 1998. They separate their wing flavors into “hot” and “tasty,” with tasty variations ranging from teriyaki to lemon pepper, to calypso. Wings aren’t the only thing TNT does well; they also serve a killer rack of ribs (in full or half). They offer combination plates as well so you can get a little of everything you want for when you’re feeling “hangry”. Are you ready for some dynamite flavor? Visit their website here.
M&J’s Wings & Plenty
Tucked away on Easley Bridge Road in Greenville is M&J’s Wings & Plenty where they are serving up their wings with a side of southern hospitality. That’s because, in conjunction with their wings, they make some of the tastiest southern food around. The wing flavors feature your standard fare (buffalo, teriyaki), but they are so good, you’ll feel like this is your first time. Order your wings with a side of fried okra and homemade mac-and-cheese, and you’ll be in culinary heaven. Are you ready for some southern comfort? Check out more here.
Everything at SmokeShak in Anderson is made with love and time. That is because they marinate their chicken wings in “Good Ole” Chicken seasoning overnight to make sure the flavor permeates the wings. They are fried without breading, so there is nothing separating you from sumptuous wing goodness while you’re digging in. They also smoke their own BBQ, so you can get some pulled pork while you fill yourself with BBQ-Teriyaki or hot buffalo wings. Their fans rave about the tenderness and flavor packed into all their dishes. If you are looking for pure wing goodness, find out more here.