Steven Lo and his wife Jen opened Wings of Glory, their paean to American-style Buffalo chicken wings, in South Melbourne in 2015.
Today the couple opened an outpost in the CBD.
"The goal was always to expand one day and when the right opportunity came up, we jumped at the idea," Jen Lo says. "We've opened in the city to reach a wider market."
"The interior is an indoor-outdoor garden feel and similar to our flagship store," she adds, referring to the artificial turf that they also used at the original Clarendon Street store. "It's a very vibrant space and we want any future Wings of Glory stores to have a similar look and feel. It's comfortable and accessible to all and we want people to feel welcomed."
As in South Melbourne, the new diner on Little Lonsdale Street will offer chicken wings (original glory wings or boneless) or a seitan vegetarian option in various flavours: a mild-to-hot, vinegar-based sauce; spiced Cajun; a sweeter honey glaze; chilli mango; smoky barbeque or the lemony-pepper dry rub.
Try the hand-cut, twice-fried chips, which are prepared over two days. A range of beers, from IPAs to American amber ales, are also on the menu.
On Wednesdays, wings are $1 after 5pm.
Wings of Glory
288 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Mon to Thurs 11.30am–10pm