I will openly state that I am not a huge fan of wings and fried foodstuffs, but every now and then I am open to trying a little cheeky meal of that sort- I won’t even say cheat meal, because how can a food blogger who eats dessert 4 times a week ever actually call something a cheat meal!
So even though it isn’t my cuisine of choice, I was happy enough to head down to Wings of Glory in South Melbourne, a new shopfront establishment that opened a mere few months ago and is supplying hungry wing-lovers with a huge variety of food.
The shop is run by an enthusiastic boyfriend/girlfriend team, the owner realizing his dream after visiting America and falling in love with buffalo a few years ago. Now, they are living that dream in a brightly coloured, light filled shop complete with a faux grass floor and brightly coloured furniture. It is a casual, happy place to have a budget friendly meal with friends accompanied by the cheery demeanour of staff.
The menu offers a few different levels of chicken from a mild honey or lemon flavour, to mild, medium and hot marinated wings. The buffalo wings were a little too salty for my liking, but I loved the idea of boneless wings… so easy to eat! My favourite flavour was the ‘Bees Knees Honey’ which I had in a wrap- slightly spicy (I admit, I am a baby when it comes to hot food) but the salad and wrap cut through that spice for me.
My friend loved the ‘Some Like It Hot’ wings, but it did take him a while to be able to plough through six. I tasted one little bite and almost blew my head off (I reiterate, spice reject over here) and actually couldn’t believe that people have completed the challenge of eating 12 hot wings in 4 minutes with a marinade FIVE TIMES HOTTER than the one I tasted!
The chips were really different and interesting, I liked having something different than your standard thick cut chips or fries. They were different, sliced and seasoned like mini potato cakes. You only needed a handful before you started to get full. I loved the fried pickles and the cous cous salad was a nice light side dish that counteracted all the fried food.
The highlight for me was definitely dessert- the ice cream dog! A crispy, crunchy, fresh bread roll filled with ice cream and a choice of topping- I chose honeycomb was such a simple but interesting and yummy dessert.
The place was definitely buzzing with a long line of people popping in to get their wings fix in South Melbourne on a balmy Summer evening, and their very reasonably priced entertaining menu would make these a great option to cater for a boys night in or for a group of wing loving women!
Please note: Foodie Melbourne dined as a guest of Wings of Glory but all opinions are genuine.
Have a delicious day,