'Hotlanta Wings and Things' is a small local restaurant specializing in a variety of wing flavors along with authentic traditional soul food dishes, barbeque, and seafood.
Operating for over two decades in this location, 'Hotlanta Wings and Things' has proven itself a stand out among similar types of eateries in the area.
This Black-owned business is operated by Co-owner Tabitha and her husband. In this brief clip with Tabitha she talks about how the business came about, competition, and advice to others starting out. Listen below:
The dining area is small and no frills with a counter area and stools, as well as several tables. Ambient music is playing in the background.
I visited at about 1:00 in the afternoon for lunch and was able to place my order quickly with an ETA of 20 minutes given for it to be ready, and that was accurate.
I ordered mild hot wings with mac n cheese, and the ribs, fish, and chicken combo plate, with greens and potato salad as sides.
The Wings and Things did not disappoint. The mild hot wings were very tasty, saucy, and spicy, cooked to perfection.
The fried chicken wings were also very good. The batter/coating used was flavorful and it had a nice crispness to it while also presenting an appetizing appearance on the plate.
Both wings were cooked well and are some of the best chicken wings I’ve tasted so far on my tour.
The ribs were tender and near falling of the bone. The taste will more than satisfy a craving for authentic down south, home cooked barbeque. The fried fish was cooked well, golden brown, crisp, and tasty.
Of the side dishes the macaroni and cheese was excellent and in the top 3 of my tour so far. The greens and potato salad were okay, however, the potato salad for my taste had a bit too much pickle relish and the consistency of it was not my preference.
The combo plate was ridiculously generous for the price point. If there is one takeaway here it is that Hotlanta Wings is serving good quality food at great prices. They are expert at the Wings for sure.
'Hotlanta Wings and Things' is a small local restaurant with good food and prices and an overall satisfying food experience! Definitely a go-to place for all things chicken wings.
The restaurant is located at 3950 Pierce St #B, in Riverside, CA 92505. Service options include dine-in, takeout or delivery. If you've visited share your experience in the comments below.
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