Hot Wings at Art's BBQ Are Smoky Heaven | Clean Plate Charlie | South Florida | Broward Palm Beach New Times | The Leading Independent News Source in Broward-Palm Beach, Florida

Food News

Hot Wings at Art's BBQ Are Smoky Heaven

I nabbed an order of "Smokehouse Hot Wings" from Art's BBQ in Coral Springs yesterday. The place is a front-runner for our annual Best Of issue thanks to its intensely smoky ribs with genuine bark and a peppery rub. But I'd never before tried the wings, which Art's smokes instead of frying or baking.


Wings come ten to an order for about $9. That's a lot for an ordinary

fried wing, but it's clear some big effort goes into these guys. They

come coated in a spicier version of Art's brick-red barbecue sauce, a

sweet and spicy tomato base that tastes like it's been smoked itself. The

meat has a really nice bite too. It's tender but firm, just like Art's

ribs, and has a smoky pink sheen to it. Thanks to a few hours in the

smoker, the fat has rendered off the skin, leaving taut but not

necessarily crisp skin with intense flavor. I gotta say -- these

smokehouse wings are the bomb.

Just for the helluvit, I ordered a

rack of St. Louis ribs and a pulled-pork sandwich to go with my wings. I

love Art's meaty ribs, served over two slices of white bread to soak up

the juices. But damn, I kept returning to those wings. They were

serious barbecue eats in bite-sized packages.

Art's

BBQ
2070 N. University Drive, Coral Springs

954-346-9246

arts-bbq.com

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
John Linn

Latest Stories