Best Chicken Wings in the U.S.
Matthias Merges, the former chef at Charlie Trotter’s, owns this Japanese small plates restaurant, which earned a spot on F&W editor in chief Dana Cowin’s list of the best restaurants of 2012. Merges offers slowly braised chicken wings that are boned and stuffed with a mixture of ground chicken thigh meat, garlic, chile paste, Thai basil and Thai cilantro. The skewered wings are cooked over low-smoke Japanese white oak charcoal, and served with bonito salt and lime wedges. yusho-chicago.com