1/31/2013 11:20:00 AM

Wings Are the Thing at Ela, Le Viet and Noir

Forget what you may have heard about the chicken wing shortage; there are plenty of bird bites available in Philadelphia. To take your Super Bowl snacks above average, supplement your spread with wings to go from Ela. Jason Cichonski is cooking up whole wings in flavors like honey-smoked Sriracha, truffled Parmesan herb, spicy Thai peanut and miso mustard. Wings are also available Buffalo style, which Cichonski likes to call “regular boring.”

Bakers’ dozens are available for pre-order and pick up on Saturday or Sunday at the Queen Village restaurant for $10 each. If you’re heading over to grab your goods on Sunday, pre-game with brunch, which features a special addition prix-fixe meal that includes three eggs, house-cured bacon, hash browns, a biscuit and your choice of draft beer for $12 (267-687-8512).

If you’re a wing-fiend planning to watch the game at a bar, start at Bella Vista’s Le Viet, where wings will be gratis during the game, as long as supplies last. To complement the free bites, enjoy $3 beers, $5 cocktails, $2.50 spring rolls and other snacks throughout the event (215-463-1570).

At Noir on East Passyunk, gameday wings aren’t free but they are just 25 cents each, and they come two ways. Opt for wings tossed with a sweet-and-spicy chile glaze or go Montreal-style, covered with olive oil, rosemary, garlic, lemon zest and twice fried, then served with caramelized onions. Yuengling drafts for $1 and $5 Canadian citywides (beer and a shot) will round out your snacking. The deal starts at 3 PM and continues through the Vince Lombardi Trophy presentation (267-319-1678).


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