Things we like: Superior's Wide World of Wings
Rich and savory smells bursting from the bag.
I swung on over to The Wide World of Wings in Superior, on the hunt for something new.
Located past the curling club on Tower, WWW has an updated, hometown, sports-bar vibe.
More than wings, WWW has pitas, sandwiches and appetizers such as deep-fried pickles, sweet potato fries and, of course, cheese curds.
I was in for their specialty.
WWW offers 32 sauces and five dry-rub options, traditional and boneless wings in sets of six, 12, 18, 24 and a whoppin' 50.
Wordly flavors seem to be a focus, with Italian marinara, Caribbean spice and Szechwan BBQ sauces, all listed on a spectrum of heat intensity.
I ordered the garlic Parmesan and mango habanero sauces with a Cajun dry rub, and it came out labeled on the Styrofoam lid’s top, each set wrapped in aluminum.
A rich and savory smell burst from the bag, filling my car.
Biting into the Cajun wing, I first noticed the meat quality. It was plump, juicy — meaty. The wing was well-covered in tiny seasoning granules yet it didn’t overpower.
The garlic Parmesan was a creamy, brown color with small pepper flakes, zingy and pleasing; it tasted of comfort. Finally, the mango habanero was tinted red, which I took as a sign of heat.
It’s a couple slots down from WWW’s pure evil sauce, the hottest on the roster, but this seemed flavor-infused and milder on the heat than anticipated.
These made for a hefty set of next-day leftovers, but they tasted best fresh.
Prices range from $5.49 for a deep-fried PB&J, $10 for a seafood platter basket, and $40 and up for the wing whopper in boneless and bone-in versions.
All elements make WWW seem cozy, accessible and worth another trip go.
The Wide World of Wings
5729 Tower Ave., Superior