Reader: Your Best Chicken Wings Just Won't Fly
The wings at Ace really fly.
In honor of National Chicken Wing Day, we recently served up a flock of our favorite chicken wings in Denver, and readers immediately started squawking about our choices...and more. Says Meghan:
I don't know how Ace is not number one...I have a serious addiction and will drive out of my way to hoover them. See, now I might have to drive there just talking about them. Guess I'll need to go on a wings road trip.
The Rock Rest has to be on any list of wings in Denver.
They forgot Wishbone! Family-owned restaurant for many generations. Best fried chicken I've had in Denver area.
But then there's this from Jim:
The ten best in Denver wouldn't make it into the 100 best in Atlanta. Or Charlotte. Or Dallas. Or Kansas City. Or Nashville. Or.. Or.... Denver sucks at fried chicken.
And this from Dehlia:
Nothing is more obnoxious than people who bitch that Denver isn't like other cities. This is a local magazine, who cares about those other cities' artery-clogging, grease-bucket restaurants?
Speaking of grease, Jann concludes:
You realize fried chicken is the number one cholesterol-causing, heart attack-causing food in the world? Right? It is death food. Right. Seriously, the American Medical Association just came out with a report last week that fried chicken is the worst possible food you can put in your body. It's worse than potato chips, worse than french fries, it's worse than a cheeseburger, it's worse than pizza — okay, maybe not worse than pizza but it's f****** right up there dead dead dead dead dead dead dead.
So, if you're going to risk your life, where do you go for wings in Denver?
Get the Food & Drink Newsletter
Our weekly guide to Denver dining includes food news and reviews, as well as dining events and interviews with chefs and restaurant owners.