Dining November 01, 2016
These 7 Restaurants Serve The Best Wings In Idaho
Rain or shine, fall is tailgating season. And what’s better for tailgating then a full lineup of burgers, greasy eats, and chicken wings? And if you’re not a football fan, that’s okay, too! There are plenty of sporting events and occasions to go around where saucy, spicy, finger-style food is appropriate. But no matter what that occasion is — be it Grandpa’s birthday, a ballet recital, or just a lazy Tuesday night — I say wings should
always be on the menu. Here are 7 amazing places to get them, in no particular order:
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1, Power House, Hailey
The Power House is all about that backyard-style community and amazing food to go with it, so naturally they nap a spot when it comes to their wings. Unique dry-rubbed drummets are served with traditional buffalo sauce, homemade BBQ, or teriyaki -- any of which can be spiced up with fresh habaneros.
Address: 411 N Main St, Hailey, ID 83333
2. The Cellar at 317 Sherman, Coeur d'Alene
For a more adult version of this playoffs-friendly food, the double fried chicken wings at the Cellar are tossed in Vietnamese caramel sauce with chopped lime and fried garlic -- an exceptionally delicious combination.
Address: 317 E Sherman Ave. Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
3. Bardenay, Boise
From the Idaho staple that brought you delicious burgers and a sleek, family-friendly interior comes two saucy ways to enjoy your new favorite dish: The first is a spicy mango-habanero sauce, garnished with just a hint of sweet basil and fresh mint. The other is their famous ginger-plum glaze, sprinkled with scallions, cilantro, and toasted sesame seeds. Both of them will rock your world.
Address: 610 W Grove St. Boise, ID 83702
4. Rick's Press Room, Meridian
Rick's Press Room is a a hidden gem only because it's easy to miss. But gem it is, nevertheless! Rick's has been featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives before -- and you know what mouthwatering special was raved about? Rick's incredible Chili Garlic Hot Wings, served with bleu cheese and celery slaw. Tender, juicy, and not at all spicy, every bite is a little taste of happiness.
Address: 130 E. Idaho St. Meridian, Idaho 83642
5. Meltz Extreme, Coeur d'Alene
Wait... why is there a sandwich on a chicken wings list? Because rules are meant to be broken and epic grilled deliciousness is something that should never be overlooked.
Already a must-stop for anyone with a hankering for food that isn't frozen, reheated, and thrown in a paper bag, Meltz has even taken to ramping up the traditional buffalo wing their famous not-your-momma's-grilled-cheese style. Welcome to the Wingz Twist: melty, saucy, and awesome, this incredible creation features Provolone, Blue cheese, and Pepperjack, melted over just the right balance of fried chicken and buffalo sauce, then topped with a cool celery-ranch slaw. Just take a minute to let those delicious flavor combos wash over you.
Address: 1735 W Kathleen Ave. Ste #3. Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
6. Barbacoa, Boise
Barbacoa is a must-visit for anyone dining in Boise, but as a fine Latin-Fusion experience, you wouldn't expect to find chicken wings hidden on the menu. But since this breathtaking gem is also all about "stimulating the senses," you'd better believe that their wings are a visual treat in addition to a flavorful one, to say the least. Enter Barbacoa's Hibachi Chicken Wings: served with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce and polenta sticks, the Hibachi aspect comes in the form of a mini tabletop grill fueled by mesquite, adding just a hint of smoke or an extra char, whichever is your preference.
7. City Limits Gastropub, Wallace
In the world of hole-in-the-wall restaurants, pubs, and dining gems, City Limits in Wallace is quite possibly the most unassuming of them all, hidden on the very outskirts of town. But the inside is worlds away from its exterior, and the food served up is beyond fantastic. The wings, especially. Boneless, made from scratch in-house, and smothered with tangy BBQ sauce that has a bit of a kick, the wings alone keep locals flocking back for more. And bringing their friends.
Address: 108 Nine Mile Rd. Wallace, ID 83873
Gourmet gets a saucy, delicious makeover when it comes to chicken wings — better grab some extra napkins! Do you have a favorite local hangout to grab wings?