Thursday, September 01, 2005

Wangs and Thangs

How many chicken wings can we eat? We got a ton of chains: wingstop, pluckers, wing zone, wings to go, wings of glory, lone star wings, ETCETERA. But here’s a mom&pop: Wangs and Thangs, in south dallas, from Andre Turner, former investigator & military man, and wife Belisha, who goes by Renee, who runs the kitchen. Are their wings deep-fried like everyone else’s? Yes. But they’re whole big wings, homestyle, not the itty-bitty wings you get at the chains. They also do catfish, turkey legs, sausage on a stick, burgers, & more. Sorry, no first-hand testimony ... but you gotta love them on the merit of the name alone.

5000 hohen ave, off 45, near Lamar & Emery. 214-565-8599
6 pm to 10 p.m tues-thurs. fri-sat 6 pm to 3 am.

21 Comments:

At September 01, 2005 12:17 PM, Anonymous m.b. said...

T.G., I know peopel like all kinds of items, I guess you have to throw something else into the mix, but I for one do not mind when you concentrate on sweets, ice cream, "ETCETERA"!

 
At September 01, 2005 1:36 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

So, d'ya miss me?

No, thought not

 
At September 01, 2005 1:40 PM, Blogger TG said...

what the hell, is everyone pouting around here or what? buncha prima donnas!

 
At September 01, 2005 2:24 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

Actually, I was thinking about you, TG. I am reading a book called "The Upright Man" by Michael Marshall. The hero is a guy named Ward who has an evil, serial killer twin. Ward is in a bar when he starts a rant about how he hates "fasion" and a lot of other things about modern life. The part that made me think of nyce:

The whole country is being turned into a muffin-packed panic room where MBAs and soccer moms sit reading books on how to love themselves more, as if that could be even remotely possible. THEY'VE TURNED SMOKY, COOL COFFEE SHOPS INTO PLACES WHERE THE PERKY GO TO IBOOK THE NOVEL THAT WILL PROVE JUST HOW SENSITIVE THEY ARE; made fuggy, scary bars into places that feel like the Employee Relation Facilities of forward-thinking megacororations.

PS: Most of the book takes place in Washington State.

 
At September 01, 2005 2:27 PM, Blogger emmmjay said...

Kind of hard to add anything to that

 
At September 01, 2005 3:18 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

tg: i didn't mean to call you perky. if you thought so, my apologies.

 
At September 01, 2005 3:26 PM, Anonymous mary worth said...

what's wrong with perky?

 
At September 01, 2005 3:59 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

On the subject of wings, I invite you to take a trip to the Plano Mexican restaurant, El Norte, reviewed in the DMN last week (and given ***).

Looking east from their parking lot is a veterinarian's office, with a sign which boasts a specialty in treating birds. Next door to the vet's office is a Pizza Hut/Wing Street combo "restaurant" and directly across the street is a Wing Stop. Kind of makes you wonder, doesn't it?

 
At September 01, 2005 5:19 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I can vouch that there are any number of smoky, bombed-out bars and indie coffee shops here in the NW. The thing about fiction is that it's not always based on facts.

 
At September 01, 2005 6:26 PM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

Twisted, we've no doubt you have found plenty smoky dens to while away your off time in. But the point that everything in fiction isn't true is meaningless. Sometimes fiction has more truth in it than factual accounts.

 
At September 01, 2005 6:46 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

OH, what a bunch of pseudo-intellectual, quasi-spiritual horseshit! Anyway, I said it isn't ALWAYS based on facts. And, while I'm at it, Michael Marshall is the worst kind of hack. Don't get me started, man. You don't want to do that. NOBODY WANTS THAT!

 
At September 01, 2005 8:03 PM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

no one has ever called me even quasi-spiritual before.

 
At September 01, 2005 8:12 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

twisted, marshall isn't a favorite author of mine. i think he often writes well, but his plots are too outlandish and gory. stephen king has given his books glowing blurbs. sometimes i read just whatever is at hand, however, and i thought that quote might let teresa get in a plug for starbucks.

 
At September 01, 2005 9:08 PM, Anonymous red ennk said...

wangs and thangs menu sounds a lot like texas state fair food. isn't that opening pretty soon? wonder what their new fried dish will be this year.

 
At September 01, 2005 9:43 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

i guess if you can't wait for the fair to open, you can JUMP off 45 and get a turkey leg.

 
At September 01, 2005 9:46 PM, Anonymous charlotte russe said...

tg: will you have a topic tomorrow, or will it be one of those freeform friday's? you could give us a jump start, perhaps one of your great pastry recipes. be nice (nyce) if we could talk about something other than junk food.

 
At September 01, 2005 10:08 PM, Anonymous plain java joe said...

d.b.: sounds like a plan

 
At September 01, 2005 10:12 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

red: i think the fair fried food specialty will be something from 7-Eleven this year, maybe that big gulp candy bar. hear they tried doing a grande latte, but it just didn't hold up well in the deep-fryer.

 
At September 01, 2005 10:49 PM, Blogger Scott--DFW said...

Speaking of fried foods, that photo essay in the latest Texas Monthly knocked my socks off. I understand that the author and/or photographer were probably trying to make the stuff look excessive and unappealling with their close-ups. But I want, want, want an order of that chicken-fried bacon.

Scott

 
At September 03, 2005 6:47 PM, Blogger emmmjay said...

Looks like everyone took off for the weekend.
Hope you are all having a good one.

 
At October 15, 2005 10:27 PM, Blogger RM said...

I THINK THIS PLACE IS A GREAT PLACE TO EAT. MY FAMILY LOVE TO GO FOR THE GOOD FOOD THEY HAVE. DOWN HOME COOKING. TRY IT YOU WILL LIKE IT. MRS. RM

 

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