There are two types of people in this world: people who love chicken wings and people who don’t. Now don’t worry, I’m not going to start making accusations about which type of person is better – even though the answer is obvious. However, I do think that you can tell a lot about someone from their approach to chicken wings.
I know how this sounds, but hear me out.
Do they attack their chicken wings like a wild animal? Ravenously tearing meat off bone, face and hands covered in sauce, clearly unfazed by the carnage left in their wake? These people aren’t here for your approval, they don’t care what you think of them. They’re living life in the fast lane, always on the lookout for their next adventure.
Or maybe they approach them with military precision? Carefully working their way through each wing, stripping them of every last tasty morsel before licking their fingers clean? These guys value organisation, and always want to get their money’s worth. They probably have a leather-bound diary filled out for the next 12 months and rigorously go through their receipt line-by-line after shopping, carefully checking off each item against the running total in their head.
And let’s not forget about the knife and fork brigade. Anyone who forgoes their hands and instead uses a knife a fork to eat chicken wings cannot be trusted, simple as that. I mean, come on. Just look at the absolute state of this.
(Donald Trump, cutlery user, late night tweeter, doombringer, bad guy)
Anyway, if you like chicken wings, you need to get yourself down to El Capo for Wing Wednesdays.
Having already made a name for themselves as the place to go for a raucous night of tequila-fuelled revelry, El Capo are now earning a well-deserved reputation for fantastic food offers. Following on from Steak Out Monday (a 2-person steak, 2 sides and a bottle of wine for £25) and Taco Tuesday (£1 tacos) is Wing Wednesday, where all wings are 50p each.
That’s right. 50p per wing. And these aren’t some tiny little wings devoid of any flavour either, oh no. These wings are pretty damn impressive, just look at them.
The wings themselves are perfectly cooked, with the meat falling off the bone. And when it comes to sauces, you have plenty of options to choose from. Whether you want a classic dry rub, or something a little more adventurous, you’ll find it here for just 50p.
Both times I’ve been on a Wednesday I’ve just gone for one of everything they offer – because what’s the point in doing something if you’re not going to do it properly?
A word of warning though. If you’re going to sample the ‘diablo’, save it for last. It’s not an overbearing heat – the flavour comes through nicely – but it’s got an impressive after-burn that sneaks up on you out of nowhere.
So, whether you’re after a cheap midweek dinner or just want some tasty bar snacks to soak up all that beer, you can’t go wrong with Wing Wednesdays at El Capo.
See you there. Just remember, no cutlery allowed.