GUEST POST: ERIC
aka foodie friend.
- ★★★ would definitely go back, but only for the wings
- $ (~$10/person)
- good for twos & fours – picnic style
- neighborhood: lakeview
I’m typically not a fan of chicken wings. For a miniscule amount of meat they consume a too much time, and too many trees. Have you ever seen the pile of napkins dwarfed by the pile of chicken bones? Never….unless you’ve been to Crisp.
Crisp Wings are 4-5 star worthy but sauce selection is critical. I made the mistake of trying the flagship “Crisp BBQ” sauce and was disappointed. Go with the Korean pun-inspired, “Seoul Sassy” instead, it Paks far more flavor. The texture of these wings is ideal, reminding me of perfectly cooked duck – tender moist meat beneath a thin crispy layer of skin. And finally, as I alluded to above, the size of the wings are impressive, and you’ll leave fuller than the trash can for once.
Buddha Bowl: 2.5 stars. Was impressed with the amount of meat and the variety of veggies but surprised by the lack of unique flavor. Enlightened customers will order a side of Seoul Sassy to add to their bowls.
Crisp also often offers a combo meal I’m leery of because it includes a whole fried chicken. If the wings are that big, how big is the chicken?
2940 N Broadway Ave
(between Oakdale Ave & Wellington Ave)
Chicago, IL 60657