Thousands of chicken wings will be consumed this weekend as local restaurants gear up for the Super Bowl.
According to Charles and LaToya Walker, owners of Big League Subs, 1561 N. Singleton Ave., Titusville, they’ve cooked and served more than
1 million wings in the four years the restaurant has been there. They’re gearing up for a big Sunday.
Although “subs” is in the name of the sports-themed restaurant, the Walkers maintain they’re mostly known for their wings.
“The difference between my wings and everybody else’s wings are: They are fresh, they are crispy, and they are juicy,” Charles Walker said.
Customers have a choice of nine flavors. Some include garlic Parmesan, lemon pepper garlic, garlic teriyaki, sweet barbecue and lemon pepper.
A lot of the sandwiches at Big League are named after sports plays. For instance, the Triple Play, the Blitz, the Overtime and, perfect for Sunday football, the Super Bowl.
Broken Barrel Tavern, 4700 Babcock St., Palm Bay, knows a thing or two about wings also. The top sellers are the smoked wings, which are smoked with a dry rub seasoning and finished off on the grill, said owner Kevin Menard. “They have the crispy skin, and it’s a much healthier option because you’re not frying the smoked wing.”
Broken Barrel has accompanying sauces for the wings including Jamaican jerk, honey habanero and bourbon barbecue. Other wing options include garlic Parmesan butter, mild, hot, mild with garlic and hot with garlic.
“We serve thousands during Super Bowl Sunday,” Menard said, adding when you bite into their smoked wings, “you get just a big blast of flavor.”
If you’re looking for wings to dine in or take out, here are some suggestions.
Frankie’s Wings and Things, 650 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne. Call 321-255-7912.
Frankie’s Wings and Things, 325 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island. Call 321-452-5557
Long Doggers, 2870 Post Road, Melbourne; 321-751-4448: Top sellers are the medium and the garlic teriyaki. Other Long Doggers locations are at 4260 Minton Road, Palm Bay, 321-951-8884; 1201 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach, 321-773-5558; and 890 SR A1A, Indialantic, 321-725-1115.
Hooters, 877 S. Babcock St., Melbourne; 321-725-7409: Top sellers are the Daytona-style wings with hot and barbecue sauces mixed together and finished on the grill. “On a Super Bowl weekend, about 4,000 wings will be consumed,” said Rich Burak, general manager. There also is Hooters of Merritt Island at 125 Sykes Creek Parkway. Call 321-449-0752.
There are several Beef O’Brady’s locations across Brevard, from Sebastian to Cocoa Beach and Palm Bay to Titusville. Visit beefobradys.com for a location near you.
Patty O’s 19th Hole, Titusville, is known for its jumbo wings. “It’s crazy, it’s so crazy,” said owner Patty Williams. “We get so many orders for chicken wings, it’s almost impossible for a place of our size to keep up.” Call 321-268-1909.
Buffalo Wild Wings, 4325 Norfolk Parkway, West Melbourne: “A lot of people come in here for the Parmesan garlic and the Asian zing,” said Justin Gray, manager. Call 321-951-2138.
Bunky’s Raw Bar, 2372 N. SR A1A, Indialantic: Although it’s primarily a seafood restaurant, Bunky’s wings draw quite a crowd. Top sellers are the Mad Mike’s and Howie’s. Call 321-777-2526.
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