A couple of years ago, when I was relatively new at the Scene and still discovering the perks of employment, I was invited along on a mission to decide who had the best wings in town. I'll never forget the trip out to Clarksville Highway and Nuttin' But Wings. Their famous "Honey Hot" sauce had a stong impact on my young and impressionable mind--it was sweet, then hot, then sweet again. Magic.
So, imagine my delight when I spotted a "Coming Soon" sign for the wing joint on Charlotte Pike, just a few short blocks from the Scene's offices. I'm pretty sure the cross street was 15th; I do know that it was before the Jiffy Lube.
Check out Jim's 2006 Best of Nashville write-up after the jump.
Best Hot Wings: Nuttin' But Wings
Wing joints have sprung up faster than kudzu in every strip mall from Bellevue to Antioch, but so far there's only one Nuttin' But Wings, worth the haul out Clarksville Highway to its hard-to-see home in a small shopping center at 3538 W. Hamilton Ave. At Walter Box's chicken coop, you'll find uncommonly toothsome wings, neither undercooked and rubbery (a sign of hurry you get in some high-volume wing-eterias) nor overcooked until they're hard to tell from the bone. And even the maximum heat setting, the aptly named "Nuttin' But Hot," doesn't scald your tastebuds so thoroughly you can't enjoy the tangy subtlety of the sauce--although the "Honey Hot" has even more flavor and cumulative heat. Pain was never so pleasurable. --JIM RIDLEY