Everything bagel chicken wings | Provided

Worth a try?

Most folks in Charleston like to complain about the lack of New-York-style bagels in the area, but what if all they really needed was some wings covered in everything bagel seasoning? West Ashley barbecue restaurant Swig & Swine now offers chicken wings covered in poppy seeds, sesame seeds, minced dried garlic, minced dried onion, and salt.

Pitmaster Anthony DiBernardo came up with the idea while coping with the pandemic in April. “In times like these, people are craving comfort foods, and to me that means wings,” says DiBernardo. “But I wanted to give them a more nostalgic flavor like the humble everything bagel, which I eat every morning.”

These wings are crisped in the fryer, tossed in Alabama white sauce, and then dosed with everything bagel seasoning.

DiBernardo and his restaurant Swig & Swine are best known for smoked pork butts and brisket, but maybe now it will be bagel-flavored wings?

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