With the Super Bowl just over a week away, it’s time to starting planning your menu.
And whether you like your wings spicy hot or on the mild side, there are plenty of eateries offering this football food staple.
According to 2020 study by National Chicken Council, Americans ate an estimated 1.4 billion chicken wings during Super Bowl LIV. With more people watching the big game at home, that number is expected to double in 2021, the council says.
At It’s Just Wings in Bartonsville, you can order as many chicken wings as you want without leaving the house.
The new company is owned by Brinker International, which also operates Chili’s and Maggiano’s restaurants.
“It’s Just Wings operates out of 1,050 Chili’s and Maggiano’s restaurants across the country. It’s a virtual brand so there are no brick and mortar stores and is available for delivery via DoorDash,” a spokesperson for the company said. “We saw an opportunity to create a no frills, delivery-only concept in partnership with DoorDash, our delivery partner, to meet our guests’ needs for value and convenience. As a virtual brand, wings were the perfect choice for providing quality food at a value that can be delivered straight to the guest’s door.”
There are 11 sauces to choose from including buffalo sauce, honey sriracha, ranch rub, Santa Fe, spicy pineapple teriyaki, honey chipotle, ranch rub, apple BBQ sauce, Cajun spice rub, mango habanero sauce, garlic Parmesan sauce, and a lemon pepper rub. Super Bowl combos start at $18 for 22 boneless wings, curly fries and a drink. They also sell traditional bone-in wings and pecan smoked bone-in wings.
For info, go to itsjustwings.com.
Wings about town
Here is a list of other locally-owned restaurants in the Poconos offering chicken wings for takeout and curbside pickup:
Alaska Pete’s Roadhouse Grille: Offers plain, Buffalo, garlic Parmesan, or barbecue. Bleu cheese and celery on the side. Info: 151 Seven Bridge Road, Marshalls Creek, 570-223-8575, alaskapetes.com
Barley Creek Brewing Co.: Sauces include garlic Parmesan, mango habanero, tangy barbecue, sesame ginger, traditional buffalo, honey garlic , stupid hot and honey mustard. One pound and two pound platers are also available. Info: 1774 Sullivan Trail, 570-629-9399, barleycreek.com
The Cinder Inn: Flavors include barbecue sauce, honey mustard sauce, teriyaki sauce, cinder stupid hot sauce, hot sauce, plum sauce, garlic Parmesan sauce, hot garlic sauce, and sweet chili. Info: 91 MIll Creek Road, East Stroudsburg, 570-421-1425, Facebook.com/thecinderbarandgrill
Gem and Keystone Brewpub: Choices include sherry cream, buffalo, yellow curry, dry jerk rub, teriyaki or barbecue. Info: 526 River Road, Shawnee On Delaware, 570-424-0990, shawneeinn.com/on-site-dining/gem-and-keystone-brewpub
Jubilee: More than 11 flavors including Tennessee whisky barbecue, honey dill, mango habanero, honey barbecue, atomic wings, garlic buffalo, Kick N’ BBQ, Thai peanut wings, shanghai wings, Korean barbecue and dry rub wings. Info: 2067 Route 940, Pocono Pines, 570-646-2377, jubileerestaurant.com
Pourhouse: Choices include buffalo, McHale’s barbecue, Honey barbecue or garlic Buffalo. Info: 1014 Route 390, 570-595-3900, pourhousepa.com
The Original Pocono Pub and Grill: Varieties include hot, mild, dry rub, ginger-sesame, raspberry zing, Mchale’s, butter garlic, garlic Parmesan, hot garlic, barbecue, southern jack, Thai peanut, peanut butter and jelly, Brocken sauce and honey garlic. Info: 1760 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg, 570-421-2187, originalpoconopub.com
Sarah Street Grill: Flavors include hot or mild buffalo, barbecue, honey mustard, teriyaki, McHales, hot honey garlic, mango habanero, Asian lemon pepper, or Jo’s sauce. Info: 550 Quaker Alley, 570-424-9120, sarahstreetgrill.com
Wingz and a Prayer: Sauces include berry barbecue, berry sriracha, garlic Parmesan, mango habanero, Carolina gold, honey hot, wasabi cucumber, jerk, barbecue, sweet chili, buffalo and bourbon. Info: 109 Plaza Drive, Pocono Summit, 570-216-3700, facebook.com/WingzAndAPrayer
— Micaela Hood/Pocono Record via Associated Press