Good Eats: Delicious Finger Food at Wing-Itz

By on June 15, 2015

Hot-wingsLocated on Route 1 in Portsmouth is a little, not so noticeable, wing place you probably have driven by without a second glance. But, Wing-itz, which opened in 2007, is worth a stop if you are a fan of wings, or just a french fries connoisseur. Both of those menu items are worth the trip to experience.  All ingredients are locally sourced and they hand cut all of their wings fresh daily, allowing this eatery to boast the title of the only “Original Wing Butchery” in New England.

From spicy to sweet, to somewhere in the middle, you will never be let down by the flavors that are found here.  The hand cut fries are in a class of their own, crispy but soft on the inside. They are prepared every day, and take twenty four hours before they are ready to serve.  The chicken is all natural, with absolutely no hormones or preservatives.  My husband is a very discerning wing guy, so this small, tucked away hole-in-the-wall atmosphere had me question if this place was going to meet his expectations.  But we were pleasantly and deliciously surprised.

The wings were, crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. They offer a large selection of seasoning flavors and dipping sauces that take the wings to a whole new level of taste. Flavors include lemon pepper, phantom, sweet limbu, honey mustard, garlic parmesan, firecracker, coconut sunset, cajun and hot honey. Sauces include teriyaki, honey ginger, sesame ginger, sesame teriyaki and chili garlic, again just to name a few.

The Buffalo wings are offered in several levels of heat: Mild, Medium, Hot, Wicked Hot and EL DIABLO.  Deciding was difficult, but we took a safe route and ordered the mild, garlic parmesan with a Thai peanut sauce.  We added their famous french fries and a basket of fried pickles.

Nothing was greasy and everything tasted very fresh.  The fries were by far some of the best fries I had, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. They come with a seasoning that makes them absolutely perfect.

If you are thinking that everything we ate was fried, you are correct, (don’t judge) but it was worth it.  However, if you want to eat a bit healthier than we did, they have low carb options like grilled boneless wings with a romaine side salad and balsamic vinaigrette, or an Asian wrap that consists of grilled chicken, Thai peanut sauce, mandarin oranges and sprouts all wrapped in romaine lettuce.

The also offer regular wraps (with carbs) and sub sandwiches that include steak and cheese, buffalo chicken and chicken parmesan.

Prices were very reasonable, with lunch for two coming in at about $25.  Our favorite part of the meal had to be the french fries, but we will be back to sample new sauces and more seasoning varieties for these amazing wings.

Wing-Itz is open seven days per week, 11-9 p.m. and is located at 2100 Route 1, Portsmouth.

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