Just wanted to note the nice job Smitty's (Venice and Culver in Culver City) does with fried chicken wings, especially for take out.
We were having get togethers at our house for the NCAA basketball tournament games and just got wings from Smitty's every time. Huge hit ...
Oft-reviewed here, I'll just note that these wings are notable for a delicious crust, juicy chicken and because they are not greasy at all. Note: While they call them "hot wings" they aren't really that hot. The hot comes from the hot sauce you dip in (and those with high heat tolerance won't find the sauce that hot, it's spicy but doesn't overwhelm).
These work for parties in our house for a couple of reasons (other than the fact they taste really great). One, the wings aren't "saucy" they are more like fried chicken, so you don't need a pile of napkins and -- more importantly -- I don't get sauce all over my carpet and furniture. Also, because they aren't super hot, you don't have to get something different for those who don't like hot food (and there is always someone) and kids will eat them if they are there, too.
It's also pretty economical. 100 wings are 44 bucks and that includes a whole pile of french fries. We asked if they would give us half fries and half greens and they did, even though it wasn't on the menu. We fed about 10 people give or take and had left overs.
We also have done the 50 wing platter for just our family of four for (I think) 25 bucks, which is a good deal for four people considering we had left overs.
Nice people work there, too. (And none of this mentions the fried chicken or the various types of fried fish they serve or the fried shrimp.)