I could eat chicken wings every single night and be happy. Buffalo is my favorite flavor/sauce, and I don't care how unhealthy it is.
The best wings I've ever had come from a place called Tarks of Dania Beach. Since 5 hours is a bit far to drive for dinner, I've had to find something comparable here in Jacksonville. Like any other question, I turned to Facebook for some suggestions. The hands down most popular answer was V Pizza. I'll be checking out the other suggestions in the future, but for now, I took a trip for something a little different.
V Pizza has 3 locations around Jacksonville - San Marco, the Beach, and Mandarin. After a lame day, I decided to treat myself to dinner at the San Marco location. I don't need a reason to eat wings, but I figured I'd take it.
V's slogan is "The Art of Pizza." They serve up authentic Napoletana pizza that has been cooked in ovens straight from Naples - the real deal. If you're looking for New York style, this isn't what you would expect. They're all about unique ingredients, and that carries over throughout the menu.
So, the wings. The menu lists them as "Marinated with Fresh lemon, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Rosemary, Salt & Pepper, Fresh Garlic, and Caramelized onions." That's right - they aren't buffalo.
But, don't stop reading! I knew that going in, but I've heard so many things about these wings that I had to check them out.
I also ordered a pizza, because #EmotionalEating. The pizza wasn't that good...
What's the verdict on the wings?
Surprisingly, the wings are really good. Typically when people go crazy and tell me I HAVE to try something, it isn't worth it. But, I really enjoyed these - they were crispy, juicy, and had a ton of flavor to them. They cook them in their special ovens, so there is a bit of extra char on them that adds to the crispiness. I wasn't let down by them, and I'd probably go back to have them again. Unfortunately, they aren't buffalo, so they'll never fill my "oh man I need wings!" craving.
I'm Jenn! I'm a baker, blogger, sorta-runner, and writer living in Jacksonville, Florida!