Boneless 'Wings' takes off on Ivy Road
For over a year, the former University Grille/former Hardee's on Ivy Road has sat empty, tempting passersby with the signs heralding gyros and souvlakis. The restaurant is empty no longer. The Greek enticements are gone from the windows and a sign out front announces Wings Over Charlottesville.
Owner Manny Moreira is just frying some chicken when Dish calls, so when he gets back to us, he explains the small franchise's concept: 23 different flavors of "boneless" wings.
Dish knows wings are phenomenally popular and a couple of restaurants in town already carry "wings" in their monikers, but what's with "boneless" wings? They're really chicken tenders, and if you call them that, everyone expects those processed nuggets, explains Moreira. "We use the term 'boneless' wings."
Along with the 23 flavors of chicken, Wings Over Charlottesville offers up sandwiches, wraps, burgers, pork ribs, and free delivery in the university area.
"We picked one thing and we do it well," Moreira assures.