The flatbreads currently available at Wild Wing Cafe.
Part of the appeal of “limited time offers” at restaurant chains – think McDonald’s McRib or Wendy’s pretzel bacon cheeseburger – is the items are bound to eventually disappear. But Erik Combs, chef of the Mt. Pleasant-headquartered Wild Wing Café, says the scheme also gives chains an opportunity to assess the popularity of new dishes before adding them to the permanent menu.
Wild Wing’s flatbreads evolved from a limited time offer. “We’ve had them for years now,” Combs says.
The flatbreads have been on the menu for so long that they’re due for an update. The chain’s new menu, rolling out in August, will feature redesigned flatbreads.
“We’ve designed a completely new style,” Combs says. “The whole thing, top to bottom, is changed.” Continue reading
Moving from Seattle to Charleston last year meant trading chicken feet for shrimp heads, an exchange which was easier to swallow before the onset of genuinely cold weather made every day feel like an excellent day for dim sum.
If you’re not already enamored of chicken feet, there’s nothing I can say to sway you: Gelatinous skin and chewy tendons don’t come across as selling points, I know. And chicken feet’s resemblance to human hands probably doesn’t help. But chicken feet, one of the great intersections of Chinese and Jewish cuisines, have a deep-set braised flavor that’s ideal fodder for extending gnawing sessions. Chicken feet, rice noodles and turnip cakes are my idea of a perfect dim sum meal.
So I was thrilled when an online amble led me to a Yelp review citing the chicken feet at Riso Noodle House in West Ashley. “For those wanting more authentic flavors, they give you a second menu full of more unusual flavors such as chicken feet,” Brandon H., a curry fan, reported back in July. Continue reading