The owners hail from upstate New York, so, naturally, they take their wings seriously: They’re pit-smoked, though, not fried, and go for $8.95 a dozen.
646 131st St., at Twelfth Ave.212-694-1777
Spice-rubbed, applewood-smoked, and tossed in a chipotle barbecue sauce; 40 wings for $29, or 100 for $59.
116 E. 27th St., nr. Park Ave. So.; 212-447-7733
3. Mooncake Foods
Asian-fusion comfort food fit for a couch potato: They’re soy-and-honey marinated and come with a sprightly garlic-jalapeño sauce; 50 wings for $50; pickup or delivery on Saturday, February 5.
28 Watts St., nr. Thompson St.212-219-8888
4. Atomic Wings
The classic Buffalo deep-fried version available in varying levels of heat. Order the bulk-rate 100-piece platter ($59), and put the savings toward a new pacemaker.
Five Manhattan locations
5. City Bakery
Two stellar versions: salt-pepper-sugar, and one spiced with Old Bay seasoning; a 30-piece bucket is $20, a 50-piece, $35.
3 W. 18th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-366-1414