Americana seems to be the order of the day wherever you dine across London at the moment - whether it’s American burger joints such as Shake Shack and Five Guys vying for fast food dominance, or gourmet fried chicken restaurants like Chicken Shop and Wishbone. American barbecue is no different and over the past year, London has seen an explosion of both restaurants and street food vendors purveying home-smoked meat, vineagar-y ‘slaws and bourbon with pickle chasers.
Chicken wings are the ultimate comfort food. They can be simple, zingy, sweet or even make your mouth feel like it has just visited the furthest, hottest depths of hell. A good wing needs only three things – to have come from a quality bird, to have the right texture and to be smothered in a sauce that is delicious but not so in your face that you can’t taste the chicken. Sounds simple, right? But the simple things are often the hardest to get right. And whilst Belfast has an abundance of places that serve frozen wings, mediocre wings and downright awful ones, there are some places doing a great job.