By Pamela Brownstein
Lunch Bunch spared no calories as we indulged in the yummy comfort food at Carolina Wings & Rib House in Port Royal.
After sharing a plate of their renowned Mozzarella cheese sticks with marinara sauce, Elizabeth and I both hit the salad bar. (It makes me feel less guilty, and a trip to the salad bar is included with the Wing Plate.)
April ordered a salad too made with iceberg and romaine lettuce with shredded carrots, red cabbage, bacon, tomatoes, onion, croutons and buffalo chicken with honey mustard dressing.
Kim tried Rob’s Chili: a hearty meat and tomato based chili with beans and just the right amount of heat.
Buck savored a grilled chicken wrap on a tomato basil tortilla and filled with strips of grilled chicken, lettuce, tomatoes and ranch dressing, with a side of sweet potato fries.
Elizabeth sampled the Wing Plate with 10 boneless wings and Wing Chips. The wings were covered with hot sauce, so they definitely had a kick.
I also had the Wing Plate, but mine came with nine regular wings — half honey mustard and half lemon pepper flavor — as well as a side of Wing Chips, Carolina Wings’ legendary potato chips that come with a side of ranch dressing. They are so good. I could dip everything into that ranch sauce.
Nikki knew exactly what she wanted: the riblet strips. She chose CW’s classic sauce to cover the slow-cooked riblets, and also a side of Wing Chips.
With TVs at almost every individual table, as well as above the bar and around the restaurant, Carolina Wings provides the perfect atmosphere to watch multiple sports games at once, especially now that baseball season is upon us. It has a jovial environment that’s family friendly in the large dining area, or you can choose to just sit at the bar.
Carolina Wings is located at 1714 Ribaut Road in Port Royal. For take out, call 843-379-5959 or visit www.carolinawings.com. Open Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; bar stays open until 2 a.m.