I just got back from George’s Wok & Grill out in West Valley, and now all I want to do for the rest of my life is sit in a room with a limitless supply of George’s chicken wings and a bottle of Sriracha.
The wings themselves are fairly standard. But the batter they’re deep fried in is insane. It’s as though they took chicken wings and covered them with the outer layer of a doughnut, except it’s savory instead of sweet. Then, when you slather them with hot sauce, they take you beyond consciousness into a sort of fatty-rich-spicy-crispy nirvana. I don’t know; maybe I was just really hungry.
Anyway, the wings were the best part about the meal. For an entree I had the special chow mein, which is shrimp, chicken and vegetables over noodles. It was good. A fine, solid dish — and several orders of magnitude healthier than those wings — but I didn’t hear any heavenly choirs when I bit into it like I did with those wings.
The wings were $7.25 for a plate of nine. The chow mein was $10.75. George’s also serves nine different combination dinners that range from $9.75 to $10.75. There’s beer, wine and cocktails. And there are steaks and seafood from the grill as well as any number of traditional Chinese (or, more accurately, traditional American-Chinese) dishes from the wok, including some of my favorites like shrimp in lobster sauce for $18.25 and Szechuan chicken for $10.75.
I may try some of them at some point; I may not. But I know that every time I go back, I’m ordering wings. Then, when they arrive at the table, I may ask them to marry me. And I’m asking the bottle of Sriracha to be my best man.
George’s Wok & Grill
Address: 1210 S. 80th Ave.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays-Fridays, 4-9 p.m. Saturdays, closed Mondays.