WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Sure, you're looking forward to the big game on Sunday, Feb. 5 when the New England Patriots will clash with the Altanta Falcons, but no doubt you're also looking forward to digging into some favorite snacks.
And that means chicken wings, the unofficial staple of Super Bowl Sunday. According to the National Chicken Council (NCC), Americans will consume close to 1.33 billion drumettes and flats.
That figure -- enough to circle the earth nearly three times -- is up 2 percent, or 30 million wings, from 2016's report – and up 6.5 percent, or 80 million wings, from 2015's report – revealing a steadily growing love for America's favorite Super Bowl menu item.
Which begs the question: Where will you go for wings to eat-in or take-out? (Another fun stat: NCC estimates that of the wings eaten during Super Bowl weekend, 75 percent will come from restaurants or foodservice outlets and 25 percent from grocery stores.)
A sampling of popular spots follows; feel free to add your own in our comments section or on Facebook.
- Candlelight Inn, Scarsdale: A Westchester institution known for its cash-only policy and devoted wing enthusiasts. A variety of flavor combinations include Barbecue, Teriyaki, Scampi, Mild, Hot, Extra Hot or Chernobyl. The eatery is also known for its Freedom Fries, which come crinkle-cut or shoestring with the options of adding cheese, chili, gravy or jalapeño cheddar. Wing It : 519 Central Park Ave., (914) 472-9706.
- Bob Hyland's Sports Page Pub, White Plains: The "starting lineup," as it's called, features a long list of wing options -- think Buffalo (Mild, Medium, Hot, Garlic, Cajun, Cayenne), Traditional BBQ, Honey BBQ, Dark Roast BBQ, Teriyaki, Chipotle, Cajun Dry Rub -- Spicy Peanut or Buffalo Peanut. Couple this with the 48 TV's and you've got a pretty good spot for watching the game. Wing It: 200 Hamilton Ave., (914) 437-8721.
- Burke's Bar & Restaurant, Yonkers : There's an all-day party here come Super Bowl Sunday where you can watch the game live on one of the eatery's 20 HDTVs and HD Projectors. Wings come boneless or traditional style with mild, medium, hot, blazing hot or honey BBQ versions. Wing It: 645 Bronx River Rd., (914) 237-5137.
- Lazy Boy Saloon and Ale House, White Plains: Known as much for its beer selection as for its wings, this Mamaroneck Avenue staple features eight wing options including Buffalo, honey barbecue, mesquite sesame, sweet bourbon Buffalo, garlic parmesan, Caribbean Jerk, sweet Thai spice, and Tequila citrus. Wing It: 154 Mamaroneck Ave., (914) 761-0272.
- Maggie Spillane's Ale House, Mount Vernon: Get your wing fix at this popular pub where you'll find Garlic & Herb, Chipotle, Honey Mustard or Teriyaki among the choices. Wing It: 571 Gramatan Ave., (914) 699-8900.
- Molly Spillane's, Mamaroneck: Guinness wings are on the menu at this popular Irish pub where you'll also find Traditional Buffalo, Molly's Signature Sauce, Chipotle BBQ, Atomic Lime, or Garlic Parmesan. Bonus points for the festive atmosphere and 11 TVs. Wing It: 211 Mamaroneck Ave., (914) 899-3130.
- NY Firehouse Grille, Peekskill: Expect more than 50 wing flavors at this family-owned eatery where firefighters, police officers, EMT/paramedics, teachers and active military personnel get 10 percent off their food. Wing choices include garlic parmesan, wizard (cajun, teriyaki and honey mustard), ninja warrior (wasabi, honey mustard and teriyaki), and Wyatt Earp (hot BBQ ranch). Wing It: 63 Welcher Ave., (914) 788-0808.
- Piper's Kilt, Eastchester: Most folks know Piper's Kilt for its burgers but this pubby spot, with its convivial atmosphere and tons of TVs, also has killer wings. Wing It: 433 White Plains Rd., (914) 779-5772.
- PourHouse Bar & Grill, Ardsley: Get your wing fill at this local standby where your choices include Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, "I'm Stupid" Hot, Teriyaki, BBQ, Honey BBQ, Cajun, Tequila Lime, Hot Garlic Butter & Parm, Al's Sauce, and PourHouse Style. Wing It: 468 Ashford Ave., (914) 693-9707.
- Rudy's, Hartsdale : Decisions, decisions. You have your choice of nearly three dozen wing flavors ranging from the standard: Buffalo, Honey Barbecue and Teriyaki, to the more exotic PB and J and Tequila Lime. Their dry rub flavors include Cajun, Salt and Pepper, Wisconsin and Maryland Bay. Wing It: 156 Central Park Ave., (914) 358-9051.
- Rooster's Wings & Brew, Mohegan Lake : It's all about the sauce at this wing joint where 26 different varieties reign supreme. Beer-Fa-Lo perhaps? Or Hot Oriental Express? Or maybe you want Pineapple Rum, Spicy Plum, Orange Ginger or Kickin' Korean? Needless to say, this place takes its wings seriously. Wing It: 1 Baker St., (914) 743-1797.
- Sherwood's, Larchmont : Folks swear by Sherwood's famous wings. Saucy and sloppy, yet perfectly seasoned. Wing It : 2136 Boston Post Rd., (914) 833-3317.
- The Blazer Pub, Purdys : The "Signature Chicken Wings" are a source of pride and loaded with just the right amount of sauce and heat. Wing It: 440 Route 22 (914) 277-4424.
- The Huddle, Sleepy Hollow: Decisions decisions. Wings come in Mild, Hot, Buffalo, Buffalo Bleu, Buffalaki, Garlic Parm, BBQ, Sweet Terriyaki, and Carolina Jerk. Wing It: 92 Beekman Ave., (914) 909-5644.
- Quaker Hill Tavern, Chappaqua : This friendly neighborhood spot -- a DVlicious winner for "Best Family-Friendly in Westchester" -- serves up baskets of finger-licking wings. Think 8,000 for take-out alone come Super Bowl Sunday. The wings are slow roasted first, then quickly deep fried and come in traditional Buffalo, Sweet Baby Rays BBQ, sweet Thai chili, teriyaki, hot BBQ mixed or the newly popular, "Dirty," (basically fried, put in hot sauce then fried again) varieties. All are paired with the Tavern's famous house made chunky blue cheese dressing. Dig in at the restaurant's Super Bowl party on Sunday starting at 5 p.m. where, for $25 a person, you'll get all your favorite Super Bowl foods. Cash bar. Wing It : 61 N. Bedford Rd., 914-238-6416.
- Uncle Henry's Bar & Grill, Harrison: Buffalo, Barbecue, Honey Barbecue, Teriyaki, and Bushwacker are among the varieties at this longtime Harrison spot, a 2016 DVlicious "Best Wings in Westchester County" winner. Wing It: 309 Halstead Ave, (914) 835-0804.
- Wingstop, Port Chester: Sauce, sweat and tears is how Wingstop describes its Atomic wings. You'll also find Cajun, Louisiana Rub, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian and Mango Habanero among the options. Wing It : 50 Abendroth Ave., (914) 939-0200.
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