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Andy's Restaurant Scorecard: Chings Hot Wings, plus scores

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ORANGE MOUND, SOUTH MEMPHIS -

(WMC TV) - THIS WEEK'S BIG TIP:  Chings Hot Wings, 1264 Getwell Rd., 901-743-5545, Twitter @CHINGSHOTWINGS

Honey HotHoney Gold. Suicide.

"Their wings are really good," said South Memphis's Jackie Newsom.

"Best wings in the city," said Orange Mound customer Corey Strong.

Secret-seasoned fries. "There are some ingredients they have that aren't at other places," Strong figured.

Friends. COMMUNITY.

"There's a certain place in your home where everyone congregates. That's what Chings has been to the community," said Chings proprietor Stacey Jackson.

For 10 years, Chings Hot Wings' customers have been like its children. Their pictures are on the windows, on the walls -- on the napkin dispensers.

Black. White. Male. Female. Young. Old.

"If you play baseball at ECS or if you play basketball at Melrose, you are embraced here," Strong said eloquently.

Basketball, baseball, Monday Night Football -- it's all on the big TV's here.

But no alcohol. No smoking.

No discrimination.

"People come here from all walks of life," boasted Jackson.

If you follow any of the Memphis Tigers basketball players on Twitter, @CHINGSHOTWINGS is a regular mention. It's the Orange Mound headquarters for March Madness.

But you don't have to bleed blue and white.

Ryan Brown of East Memphis's Colonial Acres bleeds the green and white of Zach Randolph's Michigan State -- and he swears Chings Hot Wings is his rabbit's foot.

"Since they've opened (in 2003), we've made it to three Final Fours," said Brown, who orders a batch of Suicide Wings for every televised Michigan State game. He puts Chings one notch below Head Coach Tom Izzo as the Spartans' secret to success.

A South Memphis rapper orders some Honey Hot at the window. An East Memphis Presbyterian minister celebrates a friend's birthday at one of the tables.

Laughter. Wings. Celebration.

"This is the best birthday ever," said the birthday boy.

Chings Hot Wings really is one of the best.

WHAT ANDY LIKES:  Suicide Wings (whole, flats or drummettes), Seasoned Fries, Family Atmosphere, Sports Specials (especially for Monday Night Football)

SCORES OF THE WEEK:

Taco Bell, 826 S. Third St., South Memphis, 99 on March 21 

Edible Arrangements, 1430 Union Ave., Midtown Memphis, 99 on March 20 

Bosses, 5030 Poplar Ave., White Station Area/East Memphis, 99 on March 20 

Smoothie King, 2323 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 99 on March 18 

Big Pill Wings & Soul Food, 855 Kentucky St., South Memphis, 98 on March 21 

Taco Bell, 3569 Democrat Rd., Oakhaven/Airport Area, 98 on March 20 

Subway, 4432 S. Third St., South Memphis, 97 on March 21 

Quizno's, 671 S. Highland St., U of M Area, 96 on March 15 

Arby's, 7734 Winchester Rd., Southwind Area/SE Memphis, 96 on March 20 

Sbarro, 4465 Poplar Ave., Oak Court Mall/East Memphis, 96 on March 18 

Simply Delicious, 5679 Poplar Ave., I-240/Poplar Loop, 95 on March 20 

Hog & Hominy, 707 W. Brookhaven Cr., White Station Area/East Memphis, 95 on March 19 

Panera Bread, 1961 Union Ave., Midtown Memphis, 95 on March 19 

Pita Wraps, 1425 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 95 on March 19 

Earnestine & Hazel's, 531 S. Main St., South Main Historic District/Downtown Memphis, 95 on March 19 

China Master, 4465 Poplar Ave., Oak Court Mall/East Memphis, 95 on March 18 

Arcade Restaurant, 540 S. Main St., South Main Historic District/Downtown Memphis, 94 on March 19 

Dragon Gate, 815 Exocet Dr., Cordova, TN, 94 on March 18 

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches, 2293 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 94 on March 18 

Cheddar's Casual Café, 7684 Winchester Rd., Southwind Area/SE Memphis, 93 on March 19 

Yao's China Bistro, 113 S. Main St., Downtown Memphis, 91 on March 21 

Malibu Wings, 4465 Poplar Ave., Oak Court Mall/East Memphis, 91 on March 18 

Khun's Chinese Restaurant, 3290 Jackson Ave., North Memphis, 90 on March 20 

Ell Gallo Giro, 3991 Lamar Ave., Southeast Memphis, 89 on March 20 

Local Gastropub, 95 S. Main St., Downtown Memphis, 88 on March 21 

River Oaks, 5871 Poplar Ave., East Memphis, 87 on March 20 

7-Mares Bar & Grill, 3681 Jackson Ave., North Memphis, 86 on March 20 

Joann's Family Affair, 2550 N. Watkins St., Frayser, 86 on March 19 

Russwood Bar & Grill, 160 Union Ave., Downtown Memphis, 78 on March 18

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