A Melbourne based writer who is a travel junkie, dedicated foodie and emerging photographer.
Published March 14th 2017
No winging it here - these wings are flying out the door
Open for just over a year now, concept restaurant Wings of Glory has celebrated its success with the launch of some new wing flavours: Chilli Fla-Mango and the Smokin' Gun BBQ.
Wings of Glory - new restaurant with a funky, fun vibe
Speaking with co-owner Jennifer, Wings of Glory arose from a visit of she and co-owner Steven Lo to the US, where they tasted American chicken buffalo wings served with beer for the first time, and wondered why they couldn't get this combination in Australia. 'They were so delicious, we thought, why haven't we seen this at home? We have to bring this back to Australia! And that's why we started Wings of Glory.'
Wings of Glory has been all Steven and Jennifer's own design - from the Aussie take on the wing flavours, to the availability of beers (local and American) as an accompaniment, to the AstroTurf lined floor, and the playground décor reflecting the fun vibes they are engendering.
Wings with a smile. Everything served here is freshly made on the premises.
All the produce is locally sourced and everything is freshly made on site.
What's also interesting is that you can buy vegetarian 'wings'. There are also gluten free options available.
So when you visit Wings of Glory, it's as easy as deciding how many wings you want (four for $10.90, six for $12.90, 10 for $16.90, all served with a regular sized serve of their (delicious) freshly cut chips, vegetable sticks and dips); whether you want original, boneless or vegetarian wings, and what sauce you want (there's a whole range from mild and sweet through to blast-your-head-off hot!), and you're done.
Choosing your wings is as easy as 1-2-3
There are salads available too, at $6 each.
I sampled the bees knees honey, the Cajun cho and the lemony pepper wings, which were amongst the milder flavoured wings on offer, but nevertheless they were succulent and tasty. The meat was tender and juicy and falling off the bones - definitely finger licking good!
If you want a slightly indulgent dessert to complete the experience, try the ice-cream dog: a toasted brioche-style hot dog bun with vanilla ice-cream, topped with crushed Oreos, honeycomb or strawberry ($5).
Keep Wings of Glory in mind for an easy mid-week meal that won't break the budget. They also do party/group catering, such as their 50 piece pack ($72), and buckets of beer (five bottles of their own beer for $30).
Wings of Glory is located at 253 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne. They're open from 11.30am - 9.00pm Monday to Thursday, 11.30am - 9.30pm on Friday, 12 noon to 9.30pm on Saturday, and 12 noon to 9.00pm on Sunday (closed public holidays).
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