|by Jennifer P. Rubenstein|
|Try Your Wings in Rehoboth
It was a hot Saturday evening last week when I decided on a whim to get a virtual buffet of items from Wings to Go on North First Street in downtown Rehoboth. I'd spent most of the afternoon shopping, and then met my friend Julia for happy hour. You know how that goes...happy hour is best served with wings.
Many downtown restaurants are known for their wings, and we all have our favorites. If you haven't tried Wings to Go, though, you are not allowed to make your decision yet. Their wings rival the best in town. The first time I tried their wings, I looked with wide eyes at my friend and colleague with whom I was eating. We both had wings in our mouths, and at the same time, we said, "Oh my gosh, these are sooo good."
If you read this column on a regular basis, you probably know that to me, it's all in the sauce. At no place is that more true than at Wings to Go. The wings were delicious and meaty, but it's the sauce that makes them extraordinary. With about 20 different sauces to choose from, there is something for everyone. The mild and medium sauces are both very mild. I recommend the hot (which is their best selling sauce) or the Bar-B-Cide (a spicy bar-b-cue flavor). There are also some interesting ones like Curry and Caribbean Jerk.
By the way, Wings To Go has catering services, so if you want to put out a wing buffet and try all these wonderful flavors at your next party, just let them know (and don't forget to invite me).
In addition to the requisite wings, last Saturday, I decided to try some of the other items from the new menu. For the kids, they've added corn dogs, hot dogs and chicken tenders. The most unexpected new items were the ribs. They were surprisingly good: very lean and served with your sauce of choice. I had the Honey BBQ sauce on my ribs, and it was very good.
The sandwiches and wraps were both also very good. I tried the regular tender strip sandwich and the chicken Caesar wrap. In the sandwiches and wraps, you have your choice of either grilled or fried chicken, and I tried one of each. I liked them both. The grilled chicken was moist and flavorful. The fried chicken wrap included smaller pieces that were very lightly battered. The taste of the batter did not overpower the taste of the chicken. The Caesar wrap was especially good, with a yummy mix of the hot chicken, cold tomatoes, lettuce and Caesar dressing. Also, it was huge. The 12 inch tortilla was stuffed full.
The highlight of my Saturday mini-buffet was something I never would have tried without the urging of co-owner John Riley-Spillane. He and his partner, Keith Riley-Spillane, purchased Wings to Go last year and have worked hard to expand the menu and provide excellent service. See page 4 for information about their anniversary party this weekend.
When I describe this final menu item, I want you, dear reader, to keep your mind open. It may sound odd, but it is extremely delicious. Mac and Cheese Wedges are little pieces of glorious flavor. They are bite sized bits of Mac and Cheese that have been fried to a light brown. They are not greasy like you might think, but are instead just plain scrumptious. They will be at the top of my gotta-have-it list next time I pop into Wings to Go on a whim, before, during, after or instead of happy hour. These wedges will make you happy, too.
So pop in on a whim of your own to Wings to Go.
Wings to Go is located at 2 North First Street in downtown Rehoboth Beach. Summer hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., plus an extended hour on Friday and Saturday nights. They offer delivery and catering and can be reached at 227-1766.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 18, No. 06 May 30, 2008