After resorting to other options because Wing Zone closed, it pleases me to say that the all-new Blazin Wingz has stepped up to the plate and replaced the once loved fast-food restaurant on 2910 North Ashley St.
When I first discovered that Wing Zone closed, my heart stopped and my mouth dropped because I didn’t know where I would get my weekly dose of hot wings. After visiting Blazin Wingz for the first time on Tuesday, I think I may have found a new wing spot.
Blazin Wingz opened its doors Aug. 27 with the potential to make a name for itself in the food industry.
With 25 various sauces, ranging from nuclear to spicy lemon pepper, this eatery has an extended flavor menu. Other sauces include Cajun, garlic parmesan, honey teriyaki, honey mustard, honey BBQ, hot, medium, sweet chili, spicy ranch and so on.
Also on the menu are chicken fingers, fried shrimp, burgers, boneless wings, grilled chicken sandwiches, chicken finger sandwiches, salads, cheese sticks, fried pickles, bananas foster bites and onion rings. This menu should look familiar for those who used to enjoy Wing Zone.
I walked into Blazin Wingz with little expectations. They were new, so I knew that it wouldn’t be busy and there wouldn’t be a long line.
I also wasn’t expecting it to be as good as Wing Zone or its competition Deli House further down North Ashley St.
Blazin Wingz makes up for the lack of decoration with its people skills. I was greeted by a cashier who politely answered my every question and didn’t rush me when I took my time to figure out what I wanted.
Due to my stomach attacking me and repeating the words “Eat! Eat!” I decided to order the 10 piece original wings, which came with fries.
The 5 piece and the 7 piece are the only other two wing choices that automatically come with fries. Fries need to be added on to other wing amounts for $1.99 (regular) or $3.99 (jumbo).
I’m not a fan of its prices. A 10 piece original (half Cajun, half medium) with fries, was $9.99. Including tax, my order came out to be $10.69. That’s without a drink, mind you! Not only do they have Wing Zone’s space but their prices, as well.
While waiting for my food and listening to the music that they had playing, I noticed a sign that read: “My name is Ben and my weakness is hot honey garlic. Become an addict at Blazin Wingz.”
I found the sign to be creative and personable. It makes the customers interested and makes them think about what their favorite flavors are.
The large size of the wings surprised me. I must say after the first bite, I was quite pleased. Both the Cajun and medium wings had my mouth watering for more.
I give Blazin Wingz 4 out of 5 due to the prices. But if you’re like me and freaked out when Wing Zone closed, don’t worry- Blazin Wings is here to save the day!
Hours of operation are 4 p.m.-midnight Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight on Saturdays and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Sundays.
There is a $1.50 delivery fee. To order for delivery or to ask general questions, call 229-253-WING (9464). A $10 minimum order is necessary for delivery.