Getting back to basics with classic wings, fries and cold beverages at the new Wing Stop

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By Pamela Brownstein

The slogan at the new Wing Stop reads: “Want wings? Call the wing experts.” The restaurant, located on Robert Smalls Parkway near Jersey Mike’s and Goodyear, specializes in chicken wings and stays true to what it does best. The 11 wing flavors are all unique, and you can order classic or boneless wing combinations.

The wings are tasty at the new Wing Stop.

Besides wings, the simple menu features chicken strips, glider sandwiches, and a variety of sides including fresh cut seasoned fries, creamy cole slaw, veggie sticks, potato salad, baked beans and fresh baked rolls.

The Lunch Bunch sampled the rolls first and they were warm and buttery. Then we all ordered different flavors of wings and shared them.

We agreed that the Original Hot was really good — it’s not as hot as you think, but it has a good kick. I like more mild flavors and thought Lemon Pepper and Honey Mustard were spot on.

The Louisiana Rub was a favorite with Nikki and Buck, while Peggy enjoyed the Cajun flavored wings.

Their boneless wings are big and not over-breaded, but I am a traditionalist and still prefer the bone-in.

Wing Stop also has many beers, so Lunch Bunch guest Daniel sampled the Westbrook IPA from

Cajun wings with veggie sticks and ranch.

Charleston. Peggy tried the Stone IPA on draft and I had a Blue Moon. Because, really, what are hot wings without a cold beer?

Rick, the owner, opened the store in early November. With delicious wings, tasty fries and a nice selection of beers at a good price, it’s no wonder the place was attracting a busy Friday lunch crowd.

You can call ahead, order wings and pick them up at a drive through window. They also offer family packs with 30-50 wings that are a yummy solution for a no-fuss family meal, or for parties.

Wing Stop is located at 272 Robert Smalls Parkway, Suite #300, Beaufort, and is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to midnight. Call ahead to order at 843-379-3535 or order online at www.wingstop.com.