Best Chicken Wings: Ord & Broadway
Nestled between old Chinese groceries piled high with dragon fruit and mandarins is Ord & Broadway, the new fast-casual spot for locals in the heart of Chinatown featuring chef Getty Lustre’s Filipino-inspired dishes.
Lustre has put his own modern twist on family recipes in his first brick-and-mortar operation after stints at Barbrix, Redbird, Alumette, Nick & Stef’s and sold-out pop-ups.
Together with partner J.P. Modesto, Lustre opened the small and buzzing storefront on Ord near Broadway and developed his fusion menu based on Sunday family dinner traditions helmed by his father as well as taking cues from his own son’s tastes.
The menu offers six different varieties of the best fried chicken wings in the city: Japanese togarashi rub, Korean soy garlic, sweet & spicy, lemon pepper, Buffalo and traditional served with honey mustard BBQ & ranch dip. The weekday lunch specials are a steal, like the six wings combo with fries and a drink for $6. Served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wash it all down with a mint strawberry lychee or peach passion punch fresh from the fountain. —Michele Stueven
304 Ord St., Chinatown; (213) 947-3094, restaurantji.com/ca/