Have You Tried Portland’s Most Underrated Chicken Wings?
Chicken wings, an item that's available on menus pretty much everywhere, but an item that truly is hard to perfect. Portland has been home to several different restaurants that have received high honors for their wings in recent years. Reviews on sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor would tell you that Portland is a hub for delicious chicken wings and you really can't go wrong at half a dozen different establishments. All of that may be true, but when you find a new place with chicken wings to die for, you simply must share the secret.
Enter in Coals, a new(ish) restaurant in Portland that specializes in...not chicken wings. Their specialty is grilled pizza and they are extremely good at that. It's almost impossible to visit Coals and watch incredibly thin crusted pizza being churned out and not try one. But they should also take a bow for their chicken wings because they are the perfect combination of every element slapped onto a fancy little plate.
Coals deep fries their wings to start and then follows that by lightly grilling them. That touch of the grill gives the wing the right amount of char with a light smoky aftertaste which is absolutely divine. You can choose your wings to come in three different flavors, classic buffalo, spicy cilantro or rosemary maple. All three are fantastic and a good enough excuse to keep going back to try another flavor.
So if you have your favorite place for chicken wings right now, we totally understand. But if you're in the market for a new favorite place, you may want to mark Coals down on the list.
Coals is located in Portland's Bayside neighborhood across from Bayside Bowl.