Who’s craving chicken wings? These 9 recipes were voted best in the north. So go ahead; plan a Red Hot Best chicken wing tour of Northern Michigan.

Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub // Paradise
Top off a hike along the falls with these seasoned, breaded and fried lip-smackers.

Clam Lake Beer Company // Cadillac
All the flavors you need to make a glorious mess: traditional, cherry BBQ, buffalo and sweet chili.

The Pelican’s Nest // Bellaire
Choose your sauce and load up on napkins: big bang, garlic Parmesan, Franks honey garlic, Caribbean jerk, Frank’s RedHot or the house BBQ sauce.

Ray’s – BBQ, Brews & Blues // Grayling
Order ’em up, spiced and smoked, by the pound with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.

Hop Lot Brewing Company // Suttons Bay
House-smoked and served with celery sticks and your choice of buffalo sauce or house-made bbq, ranch or blue cheese dressing.

Sportsman’s Restaurant and Irish Pub // Ludington
Bone in or bone out. Almost a dozen sauces to choose from. Get your wing fix here!

Lucky Dog Bar & Grille // Beulah
Smoked and served by the pound. Choose from buffalo, BBQ, honey jack bacon, honey sriracha, dry rub, garlic butter Parm or plain. Choices, choices!

Digs Gastropub // Marquette
Wet wings? (Honey BBQ, Soda Pop, BBQ, Diablos Alas …) Dry rub (Jamaican, Korean, vindaloo curry, Parmesan garlic …) Boneless? Bone-in? DIG those wings!

Peegeo’s // Traverse City
A Peegeo’s original — order these fresh, never frozen charbroiled wings bone in or out. Choose from flavors like Mexican, TexMex, Asian or BBQ.

Find this and more food and drink articles in the January 2021 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine; or subscribe and get Traverse delivered to your door each month.