While Buffalo wings are synonymous with sports parties, they’re just as popular at Crimean War reenactments and annual meetings of the Galactic Alliance to Destroy Sports. Snack on wings no matter the social function with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of buffalo wings, burgers, shrimp, and more at Wing Zone.
With 15 finger-devouring flavors of buffalo wings and a menu offering meaty burgers and fresh salads, Wing Zone has become a national go-to for delivery and take-out. Nosh on wings in their boneless or original style, with orders ranging from 5 ($4.49) to 50 wings ($34.99), and use the flavor's heat index (1 for mild, 4 for hottest) to determine the sauce's spiciness and ability to provide warmth when coating a body. The garlic-parmesan sauce artfully blends garlic with cracked pepper, and the hot honey-teriyaki mixes honey with ginger and soy. Wing Zone also serves a variety of side dishes, such as wedge fries ($1.99–$3.49) and beer-battered onion rings ($2.99–$4.99), that offer the occasional respite from wing munching. Savory half-pound burgers and chicken sandwiches ($6.99+) make for an adequate post-wing dessert.
Since Wing Zone is also open late, feel free to make a late-night call to Wing Zone for a night-owl delivery.
In 1991, tired of sating their late-night delivery cravings with pizza, University of Florida pals Matt Friedman and Adam Scott concocted an alternative snack in their frat house's kitchen. Many hours and tweaked sauce recipes later, the duo dispensed their brand of buffalo wings to the university’s students, selling out their stock in the first two nights. Since relocating from the frat house to its two original Gainesville storefronts, Wing Zone has opened nearly 100 locations nationwide, supplying wing lovers with boneless bites slathered in 15 award-winning flavors, including nuclear habanero, garlic parm, and blue buffalo. Three of the pair’s sauces have garnered awards at the National Buffalo Wing Festival, which recently inducted Adam and Scott into the Buffalo Wing "Hall of Flame," where they share reigniting duty every time a strong breeze extinguishes its symbolic eternal flame.