Foodie Friday – ATL Wings

There are two types of buffalo wings in this world – crispy and terrible. There is no debate.

There also is no debate that ATL Wings (ATL stands for All The Love) has some of the best wings in the Valley. They are triple fried, much to your doctor’s consternation, and come in a variety of flavors that range from sweet to savory to oh-lord-what-in-the-HELL-was-that kinda hot.

First rule of ordering wings at ATL – take whatever you normally order when you get wings heat-wise and crank it down a notch. The medium wings you see on the menu are what constitutes hot most other places. The hot are bordering on insane and I can’t tell you what happens when you get above that because I’m not that crazy.

I am, however, crazy enough to make the Spicy ATL part of my regular order. These are wings dry rubbed with their secret ATL rub with a healthy dose of Cayenne pepper added in. If you don’t cry at least a little, you don’t have tear ducts. Or feeling in your mouth.

Others on the dry-rub list that are absolutely incredible are the ranch, lemon pepper and regular ATL. For those who like something bordering on the teriyaki end of things, go for the Sweet and Tangy – approved by my 20-year-old son.

Add in a side of fries – get the ATL seasoning, trust me – and maybe a biscuit smothered in honey for desert and you have a meal made in heaven. Until your next doctor’s visit.

ATL Wings has three locations in the Phoenix area and one, improbably, in New York City. We found the Glendale location on Yelp and you can do the same thing right here.

Oh. Two last things. Wings are only 65 cents each on Tuesdays and can be ordered in sets of six. And if you go any other day, ask for the loyalty card – it doesn’t work on Tuesdays, but I can tell you now you’ll go back other days.

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at