When you discover a really great chicken wing, it can go from appetizer to the main course.
A mixture of the right sauce and preparation can take a humble wing to crispy, delicious edible golden glory.
The menus for Miami Valley Restaurant Association’s “Wing Week” presented by Michelob Ultra happening July 11-18 have rolled out, and from the sounds of it, there are some wings that will provide delightful summer meaty flavor.
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It may not be the traditional food events that we all crave this time of year, but it’s something I’m glad to see happening as a dining option.
“Burger Week was a huge success. Restaurants created some different burgers for the event and a few have become features on their menu. Over 3,000 burgers were sold,” said Amy Zahora, executive director of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association (MVRA), who said she expects similar interest around wings. “The Miami Valley loves their wings, and we have some awesome wing restaurants in the area. And some places you might not traditionally think of for wings. For instance, Franco’s is serving up their Italian wings. For this event, restaurants are creating some new sauces along with the crowd favorites.”
Zahora said she is looking to add additional special weeks this summer including a taco week, crazy crab week and salad week.
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Here’s a look at the wings and specials that are on the menu for Wing Week:
Amber Rose Restaurant and Catering
1400 Valley St., Dayton
937-228-2511 or www.theamberrose.com
• Dragon wings with Dracary’s sauce, $7: Jumbo smoked turkey wings tossed in a sweet habanero sauce served with your choice of dipping sauce and celery.
• Chicken wings, $7.50: Jumbo chicken wings tossed in your choice of our house-made sauce, BBQ, Buffalo, sweet and spicy Thai or blueberry BBQ. Served with your choice of dipping sauce and celery.
• Pork wings, $7.5: Who knew pigs could fly? Tossed in your choice of house-made sauce, BBQ, Buffalo, sweet and spicy Thai or blueberry BBQ. Served with your choice of dipping sauce & celery.
• Jalapeno-Bacon Chicken Nachos, $10: House-made tortilla chips covered with queso cheese, shredded Buffalo chicken, jalapeno-bacon, fresh pico de gallo and topped with sour cream.
• Michelob Ultra and Michelob Ultra Golden Buckets: 5 bottles for $10
Archer’s Tavern Centerville
9496 Dayton Lebanon Pike, Centerville
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Archer’s Tavern Kettering
2030 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering
Smoking’ reaper wings, 6 Wings for $8 or 12 wings for $15: Carolina reaper sauce with smoky chipotle in adobo or “That’s a peach, hon” flavored with grilled peaches and hot honey.
Bunkers Sports Bar & Grill
893 E. National Road, Vandalia
937-890-8899 or www.bunkersbarandgrill.biz
Chicken wings breaded or naked or chicken chunks served with your choice of Bunker’s house-made sauces.
Chappys Social House
7880 Washington Village Drive, Washington Twp.
937-439-9200 or www.chappysocialhouse.com
Boneless, hand-breaded, naked or house-smoked jumbo wings made to order with the following choice of sauces: Sweet Bourbon BBQ, Caribbean Jerk, garlic Parmesan, sweet Thai chili, original Buffalo, medium, hot, BBQ. 5 wings for $8.99, 10 wings for $12.99, 20 wings for $22.99. All wings are served with celery and carrots. Blue cheese or ranch, $.99. Get a Michelob Ultra, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold or Michelob Ultra Infusion Lime & Prickly Pear for $3.
250 Warren St., Dayton
937-228-2626 or 228coco.com
10 Ed Hill chicken wings with fries for $12
Credit: Thomas Policastro
Credit: Thomas Policastro
250 West Main St., Enon
937-864-5011 or www.thedockenon.com
Traditional or boneless basket of wings with your choice of sauce served with celery, carrots, blue cheese or ranch for $9.99.
21 W. Market St., Germantown
937-855-7759 or www.theflorentinerestaurant.com
Murder Hornet Chicken Stingers with female (hot! hot! hot!) or male (medium) dipping sauce. Add a $2 Michelob Ultra bottle with any order.
Franco’s Ristorante Italiano
824 E. Fifth St., Dayton
937-222-0204 or www.francos-italiano.com
Franco’s Italian Giardiniera Wings: Fried wings baked with Giardiniera peppers and topped with Pecorino cheese.
Mr. Boro’s Tavern
495 N. Main St., Springboro
937-806-3105 or www.mrborostavern.com
House-smoked wings grilled low and slow … your choice of BBQ, Bourbon or Buffalo sauce served on the side with celery and your choice of house ranch or blue cheese.
1443 N. Detroit St., Xenia
937-372-3202 or gotonicks.com
Nick’s award-winning chicken wing basket. Ten Wings (your choice of sauce) (one ranch or bleu cheese), served with house-made Nick’s chips and a side of creamy coleslaw. $10.99
Romer’s Bar & Grill
4439 E. Franklin St., Bellbrook
937-848-7676 or www.romersbar.com
Traditional or boneless wings, fries, celery and homemade blue cheese or ranch, $10.99 with an array of 13 sauces to choose from. And don’t forget an order of turkey balls for $7.95. Mich Ultra and Mich Ultra Gold in bottles $2.75 each.
The Wandering Griffin
3725 Presidential Drive, Beavercreek
937-369-0058 or www.wanderinggriffin.com
Juicy jumbo chicken wings brined for 24 hours in Wandering Griffin’s pilsner lager, then baked, tossed in zesty Wandering Griffin house rub and grilled (or fried) to perfection. Served dry or sauced. Best time to eat them is buck a wing night every Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. (dine-in only).
For more information on the promotion and participating restaurants, visit, dineoutdayton.com.
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