You guys have no idea how long I’ve been trying to get a taste of Just Wingin’ It’s fried chicken and waffles. This is by no means JWI’s fault and more my lack of research and associated bad timing.
Thanks to the magic of social media, JWI was out and about last Sunday! The Hungry Moustache and co. waste no time to strike and when we do – we go for the jugular! I fell in love with the concept of fried chicken and waffles a few years back when the uncommon duo appeared on my TV screen via Man vs. Food. I’ve been wanting to travel America ever since. The combination of the sweet and savoury in the form of succulent fried chicken and waffles… I just can’t help but drool. This is coming from a guy that doesn’t have one sweet tooth in his body!
Maybe one day, I can find someone to be the waffle to my fried chicken. If that sounded creepy, don’t worry it was on purpose.
The staff were great and polite to deal with. If you’re in the fried chicken business you’re generally a super hero anyway. JWI’s menu consists of exactly what they set out to do – fried chicken and waffles. More specifically, chicken wings and buttermilk waffles. We tried everything on the menu except for, ‘The Bird’ because we probably came too late and was sold out. Bummer.
- First things first, the chicken wings are freshly fried, juicy, plump and utterly delicious. Six wings per pack was almost not enough, especially if you’re a big eater! Spicy mayo is complimentary and you can douse your wings in as much spicy richness as you’d like.
- I didn’t think I’d like the combination of fried chicken and waffles but the pillowy softness got to me. There’s a soft contrast between sweet and savoury things that I’m very indifferent about. It works and I’d happily eat more than my poor body can consume.
- Minor stickler, mostly personal preference. I would’ve liked the batter to have clung to the wings a bit more. I just prefer most of the rogue fallen batter to be in my mouth than on the floor!
I’m excited that we finally have a fried chicken place in the West that I can make Sunday trips to. The fact that, ‘The Big Bird’ wasn’t available was a blessing in disguise. I just have another reason to visit again!
4 moustaches out of 5!