This is part of an ongoing series reviewing hot wings in the Huntsville area. Visit #HsvHotWings for a comprehensive linked list.
Village Pizza, directly across East Limestone Road from East Limestone High School, is a long-time go-to for us for their excellent pizza. While over there for a game recently, I noticed wings on their sign.
Wings are listed in various sizes, with flavors including teriyaki, barbecue, and honey mustard, and the heat levels being their own flavors. The hottest appears to be Extra Hot on the online menu, but when my wife ordered them she was told Triple Extra Hot was the hottest. So, she brought home 12 Triple Extra Hot for $9.49 plus tax. I got six drums and six flats.
Quality: 5/10. These are priced competitively, the meat was of reasonable quality, and they were warm. However, there was considerable size disparity, with some pieces being more than twice the size of others. The meat was mushy, with little crispness.
Flavor: 7/10. Tasty munchies; well within tolerance for bar/football game/party food. There’s a basic buffalo wing scaffolding, a little bit on the salty side, with black pepper and garlic prominent.
Heat: 5/10. Village Pizza’s Triple Extra Hot wings hit like one of the high-revving Japanese cars of the ’80s: you get up to speed quickly, and it’s fun, but you’re not really going all that fast at the red line. Perhaps a bit of excitement here for a civilian palate, but a chilehead will be fine with a periodic sip of tea.
Village Pizza will continue to be one of our favorite locally-owned stops, as their pizza is among the best in the area. However, there is a little room for Village to raise its hot wings game.