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One of the things I’ve missed most about social distancing is my monthly wing night with a friend.
Of course, the wings are only part of that experience, which also comes with sides of beer, camaraderie and socializing. But since the socializing is out, the wings and beer at home will have to do for now.
With that in mind, here are some places around town where you can still get top-notch wings via carryout.
2501 S. Superior St., (414) 483-6335
Club Garibaldi is expected to reopen the first week in August and the grilled wings there are some of the best in town. Wednesday is wing day if you're looking for a deal. Call ahead; you can get them to-go.
Leff's Lucky Town
7208 W. State St., Wauwatosa, (414) 258-9886
While you can’t enjoy the great patio as the weather wises up, you can be thankful that Leff's is offering it full menu – wings included – for carry-out and curbside pick-up every day from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Points East Pub
1501 N. Jackson St., (414) 277-0122
Points East – which makes Milwaukee’s best wings, according to OnMilwaukee readers – has those wings for you for curbside pick-up weekdays, from noon to 9:45 p.m. Call ahead to place your order.
Spitfire’s on State
5018 W. State St., (414) 777-5060
Monday is 75-cent wing night from 3 until 10 p.m. at Spitfire’s, even when it’s only open for curbside pickup. Order in fives or sixes and remember to specify your sauce when you call.
On its Facebook page, Spitfire’s says, tantalizingly "Never know we may bring it back for curbside pickup on Wednesday with that wing night."
800 S. 2nd St., (414) 672-7139
For ace wings in the Walker’s Point area, hit up Steny's which has its entire menu available for curbside pick-up daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. While you’re there, grab some bloodys to go, too.
8001 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis, (414) 258-9110
If you can’t decide between great wings and great fried chicken, order online at TomKens, which is open for carry-out daily from 3 to 9 p.m., and enjoy them both.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.