National Chicken Wing Day at Jake Melnick's Corner Tap of Chicago

National Chicken Wing Day at Jake Melnick's Corner Tap of Chicago

Chicago, IL Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, one of the Windy City's most beloved neighborhood hangouts widely known for their outstanding wings, is celebrating National Chicken Wing Day (July 29th) in a BIG way!

From Friday, July 29th through the weekend, Jake Melnick's will be serving 20 different types of wings – including the country's hottest wings made with weapons-grade peppers (yes, that's right: Jake Melnick's had to secure approval from Homeland Security and the FDA to purchase the world's hottest peppers for the original recipe.) Known as the XXXX Hot Wing, these tongue-scorchers feature four of the hottest peppers known to mankind: Habanero Peppers, Ghost Peppers – which are so spicy they have been weaponized and used in pepper spray for crowd control – Scorpion Peppers, which are twice as hot at Ghost Peppers and Reaper Peppers. 

Over the years, Jake Melnick's has earned "best wings" accolades locally and nationally, including being named a Top Spot for Wings in the U.S. by the TODAY show. Jake's wings are wonderfully meaty, a little bit crispy and lacquered in the best-tasting gourmet sauces you've ever had.


Guests can celebrate the foodie holiday by indulging in the following wing flavors (many of which are available for a limited time only):

PB & J
Thai Peanut Sauce, Raspberry Chipotle Jelly

Traditional Buffalo
As classic as it gets: Medium or Spicy

Kalbi (Korean Barbeque)
Soy Sauce, Brown Sugar, Mirin & Pear

Grilled with Garlic & Cayenne

Thai Red Curry
Lemongrass, Galangal & Creamy Coconut

Butter Chicken
Mildly sweet with notes of Onion, Tomato, Butter & Cream

Peach Habanero
Sweet, spicy and tangy housemade Peach Habanero Chutney

Whiskey BBQ Bacon
Brown Sugar, Molasses, Bacon & Whiskey

Sweet Kansas City-style BBQ Sauce

Space Truffle
Tangy Truffle Mustard & Lemon Zest

Sweet Chili & Sriracha

Nashville Hot
Cayenne, Chili Peppers, Honey & Vinegar

Char Sui with Hot Chinese Mustard
Sticky, sweet & salty with deep Umami undertones – a bold & vibrantly flavored wing!

Super Hot
Roasted Habanero Pepper

Habanero Pepper, Ghost Pepper, Scorpion Pepper, Reaper Pepper

Kung Pao
Sweet, Sour & Savory with the signature tingle of heat from Sichuan Pepper

Lemon, Pepper & Honey
A hit of spice + refreshing Lemon with Honey on the side to tie it all together.

Chile Verde
Mexican Green Salsa – tart, tangy & tasty!

Mediterranean with Tzatziki
Black Pepper, Coriander, Cumin, Fennel, Garlic, Marjoram, Mint, Parsley, Smoked Paprika, Olive Oil & Lemon

Wing Frites
Lemon, Parsley + served over Jake's famous Parmesan Garlic Fries

Find out more on Jake Melnick's Corner Tap's website or follow on Facebook or Instagram.
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