Young Avenue Deli
2119 Young Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Young Avenue Deli is known for creative sandwiches and awesome french fries. I have eaten a Young Avenue Deli many times but I never took the opportunity to try the wings. Turns out I wasn’t missing much.
The menu stated, “Hot Wings (BBQ or Deli Style Habanero)” I had no idea what they meant by deli style, but I sure as heck didn’t want BBQ sauce so I ordered the Habanero. When the wings showed up a few moments later I was immediately disappointed. I could tell they were going to be sweet. Very sweet. The sauce was a barbeque sauce mixed with a pepper sauce that had a faint habanero flavor. I wondered if perhaps I was served the bbq wings by mistake, so I asked my server…. Nope, my order was correct. Basically, these wings were as far removed from classic wings as you can get. They might have been redeemable had there been a decent amount of heat to counter the sweetness but that was not the case.