One of the most obviously places that comes to mind when I think of wings is Graveyard Tavern in East Atlanta Village.
It has everything I want in a wing joint: an edge neighborhood that I’m not cool enough for, a hearse parked out front, large sexy booths, and a great list of unique wings. Buffalo Bones, White Trash BBQ (mayo, mustard and horseradish), EAV ( a Carolina BBQ base), Sweet Thai Chili, Jack BBQ, Chernobyl (Nuclear meltdown hot), Lemon Pepper, Buffalo Bacon Ranch, Zombie Sauce ( it’s not a secret that it’s all the sauces combined). They also have vegan wings which is great for your better-than-you friends.
The best time to go is on Tuesday’s when the wings are half off and the beer is cheaper than a Diet Coke.
I have been on 3 dates at Graveyard. It’s a great place to look more attractive with the dim lighting while eating something so carnivorous.
The first guy who took me there, Brian, in 2013 right when I was new to the film industry. He pretended we were just going to talk about filming a comedy sketch but we ordered wings and beer and had a great time.
I ordered the Bacon, Buffalo, Ranch wings, based on Brian’s recommendation. Hearty, mega pieces of mutant chicken slathered in a blend of the 3 best things. It’s a more mild sauce that always is a crowd pleaser. I enjoyed the chunks of salty bacon in the sauce and happily finished all 10 wings.
Brian and I didn’t date very long but we have gotten even closer as friends and we will occasionally grab wings there or go to the Basement for Keep On Moving.
Fast forward, a year later I go to Graveyard for a date with Matt. I switch it up and get the classic buffalo bones. Still such big wings that once you bite in, the sauce can’t reach the tender meat closer to the bone.
Matt and I dated for 3 months.
The 3rd date was not memorable and kind of boring, so I won’t waste your time.
Graveyard has the best deal for the quantity. You are paying more for the meat than you are for the sauce.
I will continue to go and maybe next time venture to try more of their exotic sauces. I just have to have date watch me eat them.
3 out of 5 clucks for sauce
2 out of 5 clucks for meat (soooo big)
4 out of 5 clucks for overall experience ( I enjoy Graveyard)