Milwaukee's best wings, 2017
Season's eatings! The weather may be getting colder, but Dining Month on OnMilwaukee is just cooking up, dishing out your winning picks in this year's Best of Dining poll. Dining Month is brought to you by Fein Brothers, your premier food service equipment and supply dealer in Wisconsin since 1929. Congratulations to all of the winners, and happy eating for all those who voted! See all the winners for the month so far here.
Points East Pub
Points East Pub scores its fourth straight victory in the OnMilwaukee readers' poll for best wings. Elsa's, which finished third last year, takes over the No. 2 position in 2017.
The wings at Points East are meaty and, thanks to the grilling, the skin has a nice snap when you bite into it, revealing juicy, tender meat within. The dry rub-style spices on the outside give these wings a subtle but, over time, powerful smokey kick. You won't kick yourself for waiting for these delicious wings.
For its pick, OnMilwaukee staff selected the tasty wings at Club Garibaldi in Bay View.
OnMilwaukee editors' pick: Club Garibaldi
Lori Fredrich's pick: The Fitz/Gin Rickey
Though I'm as big of a Points East fan as the next person, I'm going non-traditional with this pick and suggesting you put the chicken wings from The Fitz/Gin Ricky at the Ambassador Hotel on your list of must-try items. Chef Jason Gorman's Italian side comes through with these bright, flavorful wings that showcase the rich flavors of toasted garlic, lemon and Calabrian chilies. Sure they're a bit off-the-beaten path, but they're perfect with a cocktail at the snazzy art deco inspired bar.
(Update: Gorman has recently announced he's leaving Milwaukee for the east coast, but according to The Fitz's online menu, the wings remain.)
Hey OnMilwaukee... you know that a former Point's East Pub employee stole the wing recipe and took it to Club Garibaldi right? They cook them slightly different, but still not an original recipe. Frauds.
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