Sometimes the only answer to a long tiresome day is a big bucket of spicy and succulent chicken wings to dive into and get messy with. Crispy wings drenched in sauce dunked into your favourite dipping sauces is up there among the world's favourite treats- and for good reason! We're not just talking about Nando's-style grilling, either! With many of Cork's finest restaurants offering their own twist to the almighty chicken wing, we've got just the right guide to point you in the right direction for some of their best!
1. Sticky Pit Smoked Wings - Holy Smoke
I'm in Sweden in a coastal town where a restaurant named Holy Smoke is making Texas-style BBQ in a picturesque setting. They brought me over to take pictures, and Billy Durney from his restaurant @hometownbarbque to make his his food in this part of the world. Some shaky iPhone video of Billy and his team chatting about his dishes is in my Instagram Live Stories now.
Featuring deliciously juicy smoked flavours over at Holy Smoke, the sacred ritual of slow-cooked meats rubbed in their special sauces makes every bite that comes out of this spot absolutely mouth-watering. Their Sticky Pit Smoked Wings are first marinated in their house sauce before they're slowly cooked over a smoky grill long enough to guarantee each wing is cooked to perfection. Served piping hot and crispy, every Sticky Pit Smoked wing will send your taste buds to paradise!
2. Oven-Baked Wings - Gourmet Burger Bistro
Gourmet Burger Bistro offers up a splendid variety of deliciously homemade dishes using fresh ingredients prepared with a gourmet flair. Their chicken wings are tenderly baked in an oven to achieve a crispy outer layer whilst maintaining the tenderness within. For an exciting Asian twist, these morsels are garnished with sesame seeds and served with a sesame and paprika sour cream for a refreshing accompaniment to every crisp bite. A fun twist on everyday wings, this oven-baked goodness is a must-try at Gourmet Burger Bistro!
3. Buffalo Wings - Uncle Pete's
With Uncle Pete's wide variety of gourmet pizzas and sides consisting of everything from classic garlic bread to their rustic chips are wonderfully served at this Italian gem. Perhaps one of the most popular are their New York-style Buffalo wings: deliciously tender chicken wings are deep-fried and coated in a zesty bright orange sauce and served with a cool blue cheese dip and refreshing celery to perfectly honour the timeless classic. Presented in any range from 6, 12 or 20 juicy wings, they also come in 3 exciting levels of spiciness from regular to "Hell n a Wing"!
4. Chicken Wings - Abrakebabra
Always there to save the day with their perfect late-night loaded taco chips and drool-worthy Kebabs, the good folk at Abrakebabra are happy to help. If you haven't yet had the pleasure, make sure to check out every big, fat and fully loaded sandwich on offer! When it comes to their crispy chicken wings, however, prepare to be extra impressed! Offering six satisfyingly fried wings per portion and served alongside Franks Hot Sauce and a cayenne peppers chilli sauce, this combination is sure to keep you warm this winter! A perfect side to a falafel or kebab wrap, don't miss out on these fiery hot wings!
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