Eat and Drink Chicken wings in NYC: Buffalo, Korean-style, smoked and other varieties to try By Jillian Jorgensen firstname.lastname@example.org Updated February 3, 2017 3:18 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email It's chicken wing season. Wings are the quintessential Super Bowl snack -- but these hot, crispy finger foods are perfect for spicing up your entire winter. Little offers the same satisfaction as pulling apart a perfectly fried (or smoked!) wing, leaving behind only bones. Buffalo wings are a beloved bar food -- and for many pub grub gourmands there's no reason to mess with that classic, spicy and buttery sauce -- but the city has plenty of wing flavors and styles to offer. Here's a look at some of the best, right in time for the big game -- or whenever you want to embrace your inner carnivore. The classic Buffalo: Blondie's NYC Photo Credit: Blondie's NYC What's better than beer? Beer and Buffalo wings. They're big, they're juicy, they're slathered in sauce, they're served with the requisite celery, carrots and blue cheese dressing. Pick your heat preference (or opt for honey BBQ if the mere thought of Buffalo is too spicy for you) and dig in. Order a bucket of 50 (all good things ought to be available by the bucketful) and leave a boneyard in your wake. (212 W. 79th St., Manhattan, 212-362-4360) Korean-style: BonChon Photo Credit: BonChon via Facebook Two is better than one, and Korean-style chicken is fried twice -- hence its ridiculously crispy texture. Choose your chicken -- wings, drums or strips (or a combo of wings and drums) and your sauce -- soy garlic or spicy, or half-and-half. Then bite through that perfect skin for a burst of garlicky or spicy goodness. The hot wings are hot -- but they come with pickled raddish to cool things down. (Multiple locations, bonchon.com) Fried with sauce on the side: Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken Photo Credit: Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken Maybe you're not feeling saucy today. Head to Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken for its behemoth chicken wings, perfectly fried and juicy. Dress them yourself -- with honey, hot sauce, barbecue sauce, honey mustard -- there's a sprawling selection available for fans of do-it-yourself wing dressing. (28 E. 1st St., Manhattan, blueribbonfriedchicken.com) Alabama white sauce: Blue Smoke Photo Credit: Liz Clayman These smoked wings are slathered in Alabama white sauce -- that mayo-based concoction you probably remember from its starring role in an episode of Aziz Ansari's "Master of None." The sauce is creamy but still packs the heat of horseradish and cayenne. (116 E. 27th St. and 255 Vesey St., Manhattan, bluesmoke.com) Vietnamese: Chao Chao Photo Credit: Chao Chao If you want some garlicky, gingery, spicy goodness, try the five-spice wings from Vietnamese hotspot Chao Chao in Alphabet City. Soy sauce, fish sauce, five-spice powder and more -- learn to make them yourself with this recipe -- combine to make for a savory, sweet, sticky and spicy bite. (171 Avenue A, Manhattan, chaochaonyc.com) Jerk chicken wings: Miss Lily's Photo Credit: Miss Lily's For some Caribbean flair, check out the jerk chicken wings from Miss Lily's. They're jerk marinated and grilled, then topped with jerk sauce. Dig in and pretend you're in Jamaica and not counting down the days until the cold New York City winter is behind us. (132 W. Houston St. and 109 Avenue A, Manhattan, misslilys.com) By Jillian Jorgensen email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic See how to make Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken wingsThe chef at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in the East Village shows us how to cook up the perfect chicken wings in time for Super Bowl Sunday. These are the best pizzas on Staten IslandFrom bar pies to specialty slices, 10 must-hit spots. Cater your Super Bowl party with wings, tacos and moreWatching the Super Bowl at home has its perks. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.