Wings Around the World | Other South | Global/Fusion/Eclectic | Restaurant

Wings Around the World Menu

Hours: Lunch, Dinner: seven days
Open Late: Friday till 4, Saturday till 5, Sunday till 1

Price: $

Park Manor location of the eclectic wing joint.

Restaurant Details

Owner Abeng Stuart does wings grilled or fried in 35 (for now) different sauces or rubs, more or less representing nine different cuisines: Jamaican, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Mexican, Italian, Greek, "Canadian," and "American." The wings themselves are steeped overnight in a base seasoning and cooked unbattered in fresh, clean oil, leaving the meat an unadulterated vehicle for these intense flavors--also applicable to shrimp or fish. The "Maple Twist," filed under Canadian, is a light syrup-and-butter potion, meant to evoke pancakes, or more appropriately, chicken and waffles. The Greek lemon-and-garlic wing is bright, citrusy, and smothered in roughly minced garlic, while my favorite, the Parmesan-garlic, is crusted with real cheese. The jalapeno is smothered in whole sliced chiles, and the rum and bourbon barbecue sauces are unmistakably spiked. Several were designed with the pleasure/pain principle in mind: the Kamikaze is a powerful multichiled blast that flooded my skull with endorphins. These aren’t prepackaged assembly-line concoctions, but house-made dressings dreamed up by someone who understands proportion and balance and has a knack for conjuring up vivid associations.

Mike Sula

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