Monterey, CA, September 06, 2019 - Americans chowed down on 1.23 billion chicken wings while celebrating Super Bowl Sunday last season. When it comes to big games and the most popular protein on the planet, Knuckles Sports Bar inside Hyatt Regency Monterey pairs them perfectly.
The spicy, sticky snack highlights the eclectic new menu at Knuckles, voted Monterey’s favorite sports bar for 16 straight years.
Invented in the 1960s at Anchor Bar in Buffalo, N.Y., hot wings have become a national phenomenon, and Knuckles has raised the bar while lowering the price.
Prepared four ways — with All-American Hot Sauce, Smoked Habanero Peach Sauce, Summer BBQ Sauce or Pedro’s “AY Chihuahua” Sauce — Knuckles offers Happy Hour wings for just $1 each.
With those bargain prices, guests can easily enjoy a few dozen, or try to break the world record (444 wings in 26 minutes), set at the 2015 Wing Bowl (the world championship of wing eating).
The new Knuckles menu goes far deeper than wings, of course. From Ultimate Nachos to House-made Pretzel Sticks to Steak Frites, there is something for everyone at this family-friendly sports bar.
Burger fans will enjoy a wide range of options, from Knuckles’ famous Surf & Turf Burger (Strauss grass-fed beef, tarragon aioli, and butter-poached crab and lobster) to the conventional Brass Knuckles Burger with smoked cheddar. Or be bold with a Muay Thai Spiced Turkey Burger with cucumber, pickled onions and mint.
When it comes to hand-held favorites, don’t forget tacos. Knuckles prepares them with either crispy shrimp, shredded chicken or beef — served with toppings of shredded cabbage, pico de gallo and chipotle aioli. Or how about a Fried Chicken “Sammie” with coleslaw, pickles, jalapeños and red onions?
Vegetarians will love a wide array of options, including Tomato, Avocado & Quinoa Salad (with roasted corn and cilantro vinaigrette), Marinated Portobello Sandwich (with provolone, arugula, roasted tomato and pesto aioli), or Tofu Poke Rice Bowl (with quinoa, avocado, tomato, cucumber and sesame soy sauce).
Knuckles doesn’t slouch when it comes to a proper sit-down meal, either, offering entrees featuring Seared Salmon with Grilled Asparagus and Roasted Marble Potatoes, or Grilled Petaluma Farms Chicken Breast with Honey-Stung Brussels Sprouts.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901