I’ve been on a personal mission to find city's hottest wings and last night - I finally had them.
So here’s the top five hottest chunks of chicken that money can buy. A word of warning though – don’t eat these if you have an ulcer – just look what happened to that fat lad in Dumb & Dumber…
Diablo Wings @ El Capo
These beauties are hot, but not so hot that you feel like your face is melting like those Nazis at the end of Indiana Jones. You can have the Diablo sauce on pretty much anything else on the menu including their burritos and rather excellent tacos, but wings will always come out top in my book. They’re only 50p on Wednesdays too so you can eat the heat to your hearts content.
El Capo, 12 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF
Smokin’ Aces @ Yard & Coop
For somewhere that specifically specialises in chicken, and chicken related products – it should come as no surprise to learn that Yard & Coop have a devilishly spicy wing on their menu. These heated buggers also win a fair few Brownie points because they’re massive – almost pterodactyl sized in fact. The addition of horseradish makes your nose twitch worse than that woman in Bewitched.
Yard & Coop, 37 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HW
Cry For Help @ Solita
Try not to cry for help when eating these – you’re just going to look stupid and weak in front of that big bald bloke from Wigan who’s sat on the other side of the restaurant devouring a 3-foot burger like it’s a chicken nugget. These bad boys use everyone’s favourite (and hottest) chilli – the Naga or Ghost chilli – so there’s an instant kick followed by instant pain.
Solita NQ, Turner St, Manchester M4 1DW
Old School BBQ Bus
Up until last night these beauties were the hottest wings I’ve ever had – as well as probably the tastiest. Cooked on a proper BBQ (in a school bus), these magnificent bastards managed to make me cry out in pain while a poor woman from Oldham panicked and ran to the bar to buy me a beer. It didn’t douse the fires though – they stayed for hours.
The Old School BBQ Bus, Alford St, Chadderton, Oldham OL9 7LP
Hotter Than The Sun Wings @ Bunny Jacksons
These are definitely the hottest wings that money can buy in Manchester. My face knows it. My tongue knows it and my stomach knows it – which just hasn’t been the same since. This combination of about 5 of the hottest chillies known to man actually got me a little bit wired, and plumped up poor Kate Tighe’s lips so much that she looked like one of them idiots off TOWIE. They’re only 50p each too!
Bunny Jacksons, 1 Jack Rosenthal Street, Manchester M15 4RA