16 Feb Wings of Glory, South Melbourne
Undertaking a career change from IT, Wings of Glory was opened last year by Steven Lo after a trip to the US, when he found his beloved combination of Buffalo wings and beer was nowhere to be found in Melbourne.
Design your own combination by picking a flavour, dip and side at the front counter. There are vegan wings made from seitan, and gluten-free options as well. Chip seasonings sit by the drinks station for you to apply as liberally (or sparingly) as you please. Pull up a stool on the AstroTurf, and enjoy your chicken with a local craft beer, or maybe an American one.
We pair some boneless wings with Cajun Cho, which is quite vinegary and has a slight spicy kick, and original wings with medium spice. We’re no chilli lightweights, but the medium is just right for us. Strong enough for some punch, but not so hot that we can’t enjoy the succulent chicken because of overloaded tastebuds. The boneless crumbed pieces are a little juicier and also easier to eat. In terms of sides, the twice-cooked hand-cut potato rounds go perfectly with wings, but there’s also cous cous or brown rice as an healthy or gluten-free alternative.
With the popularity of Wings of Glory, a second location is slated to open later this year.
Disclaimer: I was invited to Wings of Glory as a guest, however, opinions expressed here are purely my own, and are based on my experience at the time
Wings of Glory
253 Clarendon St
South Melbourne, VIC, 3205
(03) 8589 3088