The wind beneath my Sticky Wings

I need you all to take this address down: 40 Brick Lane, London E2. Do you have that saved in your address book on your phone? Yes? Good.

Sticky Wings

That’s the address of a restaurant that serves some of the best chicken wings I’ve ever tasted and I lived in the “Deep South” aka Virginia in The States for a year so I know what I’m talking about.

Succulent, full of flavour, ambrosial…all adjectives that can be used to describe the chicken wings at StickyWings. Look I’m not going to bore you with a long review here, I’m in love with the place so it might just get emotional if I write for very much longer.

All you need to know is this:

  • The Chicken Wings are amazing.
  • The owner AKA The Boss Man is super friendly
  • The meals are super value for money (Less than a tenner for my meal and a coca cola)
  • The interior is bright and colourful without being tacky
  • Did I say that the Chicken Wings are amazing?

Get going there today! Even if you have already made plans! Just go…I beseech you. If you don’t like what you eat then well something’s wrong with your taste buds or you really just don’t like chicken and therefore you should not have gone in the first place! That’s a joke. I love you for reading my post for this long!

StickyWings heaven

StickyWings heaven

Seriously though head down there, you really won’t be disappointed. I had American Buffalo and StickyWings BBQ flavoured wings with fries and I’m still thinking about them to this day.

All hail StickyWings and all that is gloriously delicious!

Perfect for:

  • Lunch
  • Fun evening
  • Evening with friends
  • Informal date night

http://www.stickywings.com/

@stickywings

 

A trip to The Blue Nile Eritrean Restaurant

The Blue NileUnlike some Londoners I’m not a postcode snob. As long as I can get to a place comfortably and in good time I’m open to all places! This means that I don’t miss out on some great happenings around our lovely city. Well thankfully I didn’t have to travel too far to sample the delights of The Blue Nile Cafe/Restaurant in Woolwich. The building in which the cafe is housed, used to be a sausage making shop and the owners have kept the charm of that little piece of history with some beautiful tiling and original features.

I love Ethopian food so I was intrigued to try the Eritrean cuisine on offer at The Blue Nile. The menu is influenced by Eritrea’s Italian colonial past with hints of Italian food on the menu.

A friend and I went for lunch and enjoyed a delightful £5 offer for 2 stews and an accompanying dish of either rice or injera. We both went for the injera of course!

Blue Nile

Kilwa and Injera

I had a meat stew called Kilwa, which had beef mixed  with onion, tomatoes and garlic sautéed in a seasoned red pepper sauce as well as a spinach stew which went perfectly with my injera bread. The beef was perfectly seasoned and tender, with a sauce that was so delicious when scooped up with injera. I love my food spicy but this was not overly spicy which was actually a good thing given that it was still quite an early lunch.

I absolutely recommend visiting The Blue Nile even if you don’t live locally – the service is friendly and the food completely authentic!

Perfect for:

  • Lunch
  • Family
  • Friends

http://www.bluenilecafe.co.uk/

@bluenile73