Quickbite: Wing Nuts
By Daniel Fishman
Eat Vancouver columnist
Wing Nuts specializes in—you guessed it—chicken wings, a specialty which seems to be somewhat lacking around Vancouver. Lets face it, most of the wings you get in bars and pubs around here make “substandard” sound pretty good. So when the Oakman suggested Wing Nuts after an afternoon of Pitch & Putt, I was skeptical, but
Wing Nuts offers wings in about 15 different flavors, from basic buffalo to jerk and teriyaki flavors. They also offer chicken fingers, fried snapper, riblets, and various sides. I decided to try 6 Seriously Hot wings (seemingly the hottest available) and some chili, while Oaken and AJ split 24 wings of their own. Wing Nuts also offers a typical selection of soft drinks along with bottled beer at a reasonable $3.69.
When my wings finally arrived, I was a little disappointed in the size—very small, and at $3.99 for 6, not very cheap—but they did throw in an extra one, so that was a nice bonus. That being said, the flavor was very good. They were very spicy, but still managed to maintain an interesting BBQ flavor, which is sometimes lost when the heat is ramped up. The chili was also pretty good, with plenty of jack cheese on top, and a nice fresh flavor. Oaken and AJ also enjoyed their wings.
All in all I wouldn’t put Wing Nuts on my short list of places to go frequently, simply because I’m not sure that the value for you dollar is really there (and I couldn’t with good conscious recommend eating wings frequently), but if you are feeling that craving for wings, I suggest you head up to Main and check it out.