Around the Corner Saloon and Eatery 18616 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood; 216-521-4413
Owner Mickey Krivosh claims he was the first to bring Buffalo wings to Cleveland, not long after their "invention" in the kitchen of the Nickel City's Anchor Bar. While we can neither prove nor disprove that assertion, Krivosh also says his wings are the best in town, and on that point we enthusiastically agree. Big, tender, and with a delightfully peppery kick from the butter-and-Tabasco sauce, these wings soar from the wonderful contrast between their crunchy skins and the juicy meat inside. For the authentic experience, be sure to order blue-cheese dressing and celery sticks on the side.