📆 Plus, nine things to do this weekend.
 
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🥇 These wings are all winners
A hand wearing rings holds a slightly charred chicken wing in front of a plate of wings, celery, and ranch.
We’re no interior designers, but a tray of 80 Lincoln wings could make the perfect centerpiece. | Photo via Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant
As anyone planning to watch the Big Game knows, you’ll need a lot of wings. But don’t just wander into the nearest bar and hope to find Super Bowl-worthy fare. We scouted out some of Boston’s top wing offerings so you can be ready from play one.

Best place to buy in bulk: Scores
Grab 50-cent wings every NFL and NCAA football game. You may remember Scores (and its 30+ HDTVs) appearing on our sports bar roundup — meaning, it’s a good contender for your complete game day package.

Best wings to eat at home: Lincoln Tavern
Pick up a tray of 80 spicy wings to enjoy in front of your own big screen, plus any of Lincoln’s other catering options: barbecue sliders, shrimp cocktails, salads, and truffle mac and cheese.

Best boneless wings: Hunter’s
Listen — we know popcorn chicken and wings aren’t exactly the same thing. But when you’re chomping fried bites at halftime, you won’t be splitting hairs. As a bonus, the South Boston spot is offering everything you need to make KFC-style bowls at home.

Three plates of wings in different colored sauces, with carrots and celery and ranch. On the side are a pint of light beer and a red cocktail.

Get your 50-cent wings from Scores in buffalo, barbecue, or mango habanero. | Photo via Scores

Best smoked wings: The Smoke Shop BBQ
Wings may be a Super Bowl staple, but we think good barbecue could give it a run for its money. Score both at one of The Smoke Shop’s multiple locations.

Best fried chicken wings: Buttermilk & Bourbon
For classic Louisiana-style fried chicken, you’ll be hard-pressed to find more dedication (or options) than Buttermilk & Bourbon. Its Super Bowl menu includes wings, sliders, and thighs, plus honey glazed biscuits for maximum Southern comfort.
 
 
Events
 
Friday, Feb. 9
  • Valentine’s Day Pop-up Market | Friday, Feb. 9 | 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston | Free to attend | Find one-of-a-kind gifts at this pop-up market with local artisans, food producers, and craftspeople.
  • “Annie” | Friday, Feb. 9-Sunday, Feb. 11 | Times vary | Boch Center, 270 Tremont St., Boston | $45-$155 | Bet your bottom dollar, you’ll have a smile after seeing “Annie” take the Boston stage.
  • Black History Month Pop-Up | Friday, Feb. 9-Saturday, Feb. 10 | Times vary | Harvard Square, 1 Brattle Sq., Cambridge | Free to attend | Join the Cambridge-Somerville Black Business Network for the 7th Passport to Black Businesses Pop-up to shop for gift items, vegan treats, soaps, sauces, bags, jewelry, and fine art.
  • Taylor Swift Karaoke Night | Friday, Feb. 9 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Night Shift Brewing, 87 Santilli Hwy., Everett | Free | Whether you’re a Swiftie or just love a good karaoke session, this event is for everyone.
Saturday, Feb. 10
  • Self-Defense Workshop | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 10 a.m. | Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston | Free | Register for this personal safety workshop to learn about situational awareness and realistic self-defense tactics.
  • Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 3:30 p.m. | TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston | Prices vary | A clear bag policy will be in place for this NHL match.
  • Cody Jinks & Turnpike Troubadours | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 7 p.m. | MGM Music Hall at Fenway, 2 Lansdowne St., Boston | $46.50-$117 | Break out your boots for this outlaw country artist.
Sunday, Feb. 11
  • REP and YPSO Winter Concert | Sunday, Feb. 11 | 3 p.m. | Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston | $15-$20 | The 90-minute winter performance will feature tunes conducted by Mark Miller and Marta Żurad.
  • We Love Local | Sunday, Feb. 11 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 St James Ave., Boston | $0-$10 | Discover unique locally made treasures with over 75 vendors in the heart of Back Bay.
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News Notes
 
Edu
  • Superintendent Mary Skipper shared the next fiscal year budget for Boston Public Schools. The $1.53 billion proposal prioritizes inclusive educational opportunities for students with disabilities + covering increased costs in services like transportation, food, and extended learning time. (WBUR)
Coming Soon
  • A modern Mexican taco restaurant named Taco Azul is coming soon to the Beacon Hill neighborhood. The menu will feature classic items like guacamole, tacos, and margaritas. Follow along for updates. (Boston Restaurant Talk)
Sports
  • The Celtics are reportedly trading Lamar Stevens and two second-round draft picks to the Memphis Grizzlies for center Xavier Tillman. The team traded a second-round pick for Jaden Springer, a 21-year-old guard from the 76ers. (Boston.com)
Award
  • New England Patriots long snapper Joe Cardona is the 2023 Salute to Service award winner. Cardona, who served as a lieutenant in the Naval Academy, was recognized at the NFL Honors ceremony Thursday night. (WBUR)
Plan Ahead
  • Speaking of the Super Bowl — Shake off your plans and head to Earl’s at the Pru for the “Haters Gonna Hate” Taylor-themed party with cocktails and passed apps. Cheer on Taylor’s boyfriend at this free event starting at 6 p.m. Pro tip: the first 100 guests will get a special friendship bracelet.
Sports
  • Planning to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday? Stream it with a Paramount+ with Showtime subscription — get 30 days free with code GOAT.*
Announced
  • We’re excited to share that 6AM City, our parent company, closed its Series A funding round led by the media company, TEGNA. This partnership means continuing to deliver the same hyper-local news and events while expanding our reach to new readers and communities. Learn more.
 
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Dayten Rose Today’s edition by:
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Howdy. I’m Dayten, your Kansas City-based National Content editor, here helping out Jess. If you do get wings this Super Bowl, do this KC local a favor and get barbecue.
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