Inexpensive and Authentic
Sammy’s Hot Wings is a bit of an anomaly—albeit a tasty one—on trendy Robson Street, in an area packed with chic, upscale restaurants and urban hotspots. The small restaurant is simple and unpretentious, drawing locals and tourists who like their chicken wings hot, hotter and hottest. The crisp wings are served in several sizes, accompanied by your choice of hot sauces made right on the premises, and come in five “heat levels”, from mild to incendiary. The sauces are so popular that Sammy’s now bottles and sells them onsite. Comments on many of the city’s foodie blogs are favourable, and the place has developed a roster of regulars since it opened in the late nineties.
This is not somewhere to eat if you want to lose weight. Items are substantial and hearty. The menu includes a selection of Greek dishes such as slouvaki, a range of freshly made burgers, chicken, shawarma, falafels, and even Philly cheese steak.
Casual and Friendly
The surroundings are simple, but the service is friendly if informal. In teh summertime, it’s nice to sit outside on the small wooden patio, watching people pass by as you wash down your meal with a nice cold beer.