Lemon Pepper flavored chicken wings have long been a favorite of wing lovers everywhere, particularly in the South. Packed with flavor and unique in their taste, lemon pepper wings continue to be one of the most sought-after wing flavors available.
However, the lesser known “lemon pepper wet” flavor, has recently begun receiving unprecedented attention from the mainstream media. The lemon pepper wet flavor has typically remained a pleasure confined to the taste buds of Atlanta, but recent shout outs in popular culture from the likes of artists such as Rick Ross and Donald Glover have brought the relatively unknown flavor to the spotlight.
Although the lemon pepper wet wing has recently seen a boost in popularity, there is still some confusion over what exactly the lemon pepper wet flavor is. So, we’ve decided to dive into the details behind this insatiable fast food sensation
What are Lemon Pepper Wings, and What Do They Taste Like?
Lemon Pepper wings are chicken wings that are lightly battered, fried, and tossed in a lemon pepper seasoning. Crispy on the outside, and tender and juicy on the inside, lemon pepper flavored wings have a unique appeal. The seasoning combines the strong, sour citrus notes of lemon oil with the sharp, pungent flavor of black pepper, creating a taste unlike any other.
What are Lemon Pepper Wet Wings, and Why Are They So Popular?
Lemon Pepper wet wings have become more popular in recent years, partly due to being referenced on Donald Glover’s hit television show, Atlanta. In episode 2 of Season 1, Earn (Glover) and Darius (LeKeith Stanfield) visit J.R. Cricket’s to enjoy the delicious treat, nearly bursting into tears as they open the box and observe the food.
However, the wings shown on the episode—which were fried buffalo wings coated in lemon pepper sprinkles—were not an actual item on the restaurant’s menu, or the true definition of a lemon pepper wet wing.
So, What Are Lemon Pepper Wet Wings, Really?
The true lemon pepper wet wing has been a staple of American Deli’s menu for years; our original lemon pepper wet wings do not include buffalo sauce or lemon pepper seasoning, but instead are coated in our signature lemon pepper sauce from top to bottom, giving every bite a potent, zesty kick.
Where Can I Get Real Lemon Pepper Wet Wings?
American Deli has been serving lemon pepper wet wings for many years, earning acclaim from wing lovers throughout Atlanta and beyond.
If you’re ready to take a bite out of the most flavorful wings in the city of Atlanta, find a location near you or order here.