Long Vegas drive but WingTime worth the trek
February 21, 2017 3:00 AM
by Marco D'Angelo
As regular readers of my column know, I love chicken wings, and in search of good wings l will travel just about anywhere.
This week I made a trip out to WingTime located at 6572 N. Decatur Blvd. I’ll admit it was a little bit of a drive for me, but if you’re lucky enough to live in the area, I’m jealous.
They have a nice variety of sauces along with several dry rub flavors. Most wing places here in Vegas don’t offer dry rub seasoning so that got my attention right away.
The dry rub flavors are Salt n Vinegar, Taste of Asia and Ghost of Habanero. The Ghost of Habanero has Scary Spicy listed in the description. I went with the Taste of Asia, which was a mixture of soy, ginger and garlic. I enjoyed these wings a lot as they had a unique taste.
What’s nice about WingTime is they let you split your order with two different sauces or rubs. I went with the medium Buffalo sauce for the other half of my order. It was good and had just enough heat for my taste.
Also offered are combo meals where you can get 6, 8 or 10 wings along with French Fries, Texas Toast, Dip and a beverage. I went with the 10-wing combo, which for $10.99 is a great deal. The French fries were crinkle cut and cooked to perfection, crispy on the outside and nice and moist on the inside. The Texas toast was quite good as well.
In addition to their nine classic sauces and three dry rubs WingTime has five specialty sauces. According to the owner the most popular specialty is the peanut butter and jelly sauce. I’m all for trying new things but just couldn’t try the peanut butter and jelly sauce on my chicken wings. Call me old fashioned.
I will say, while I was there someone did have an order of them and was enjoying them a lot. For those who don’t like wings they also have chicken fingers, which may have been the biggest I have ever seen.
You can get the chicken fingers in any of the wing sauces and they are also available in a meal combo. You can even have a mixed combo of wings and fingers.
Unlike most wing places, WingTime offers several different side dishes in case you want something other than fries. They have Sweet Potato Fries, Cole Slaw, Mac N Cheese or Baked Beans.
The staff is very friendly plus on the night I was there the owner was checking on tables to see if anyone needed anything and to see how everyone was enjoying their meal. It’s always nice to see an owner taking a hands-on approach to their business.
The wings were excellent and when I’m in the area I will be stopping by for some more. It’s worth the drive. I give WingTime a rating of 3.75 Forks.