Best Wings: Wings Over Evanston

Marshall Cohen, Managing Editor

1115 Emerson St Evanston, 847-328-9464,

Chicken wings are a college staple, and Wings Over Evanston turns what could be a greasy mess into a high-quality experience. The area surrounding Northwestern is saturated with fast food chicken establishments, but Wings Over stands out from the pack. The secret is in the selections; perusing the extensive menu is a joy of its own. Wings Over covers all the bases when it comes to offering traditional and boneless wings with the right variety of accompanying sauces. Beyond the 20 sauce selections ranging from tangy barbecue to irresponsibly hot buffalo, Wings Over offers five dry rubs that are seasoned to perfection — the best being West Texas Mesquite. Often appreciated for its reliable late-night delivery, Wings Over boasts a sleek restaurant on the corner of Emerson Street and Ridge Avenue. Take a break from chilling on your couch and check it out some time. Just be sure to ask for the celery. — Marshall Cohen