Wing Wars: Hard Times Cafe vs. Boundary Stone

Who has the best wings in Washington? You tell us.

A suburban chainlet is up against a Bloomingdale bar. Who will flap into round two?

Welcome to round one of Wing Wars! We selected 32 local chicken wing destinations and randomly drew numbers to create this March Madness–style bracket. Every day on the Best Bites Blog, we’ll ask you to vote for which bars and restaurants should move on to the sweet 16. We’ll be posting two bouts a day during round one, so check back for updates. Voting will close at midnight of the day the posts are published.

Welcome back, wing eaters. Here are the results from yesterday’s bouts: The tie between Dogfish Head Alehouse and J. Bell’s was broken, and Dogfish Head will move on to round two, as will Churchkey and Stoney’s. Into the round-one bone pile, meanwhile, go J. Bell’s, Wing Supreme, and Capitol Lounge. Sorry, you three.

Next up, mini chain Hard Times Cafe is taking on new Rhode Island Avenue hangout Boundary Stone (not to be confused with H Street’s Boundary Road). Send one of these wing-serving spots into the next round by voting now. And check back this afternoon for the very last bout of round one.