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RANKING: Hackensack, Palisades Park Wing Spots Among Best In New Jersey

What goes into a good chicken wing? 

Although they're mostly the same -- or at least, they look it --'s Peter Genovese drove around New Jersey and ranked his favorites.

"There are a few traditional buffalo wings on my list of N.J.'s best wings," he said. "But most of the places on my list make wings that stand out, and they're all over the map — sports, craft beer and neighborhood bars; barbecue joints; Korean and Thai restaurants, and more."

Behold, the best wing spots in Bergen and Passaic counties, according to Genovese.

Tim's Po-Boys & Wings, Hawthorne: " The buffalo sauce is standard-issue, but the Spicy Gochujang (chili pepper paste) and Spicy Carolina are standouts. The gumbo made for a tasty side dish when I got home that night."

Jimmy Geez, Haledon

Mama Chicken, Palisades Park

Peck Peck, Teaneck

Big Papa Smok'em food truck, formerly of Bogota/Chatham

Kinyobi, Hackensack: "I can never get enough Korean fried chicken... The wings come two ways - sweet and spicy, or sweet tare, a marinated soy sauce, the latter highly recommended."


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