If you like wings and sliders with sauces ranging from sweet honey BBQ to spicy hot and take the milk, you have to check out a new chicken joint in the Kroger Mall off Ga. 96 at Warner Robins.
This is what I did on Wednesday for the inauguration of Nameless Chicken, a sister restaurant to the Fried Green Tomatoes locations in Central Georgia. Another Fried Green Tomatoes sister restaurant is Wingtopia in Macon.
I ordered combo #2 which includes eight wings with two sauces, crinkle fries and a “corn salad” taste.
For my sauces, I chose the Honey BBQ, touted as a big flavor with extra love, and the Louis Louis, which is described as a fusion of juicy, garlicky, buttery, and Cajun that fans of wings should “be prepared to get their hands dirty!” ”
Some of the sauces have a red pepper grading. One red pepper is just enough, two red peppers mean the heat lingers a bit, three red peppers are for those who like it hot, and four red peppers mean you better order your milk now.
The wings are made with whatever sauce you order and the two sauces I chose live up to their names.
The Honey BBQ, which had no red pepper rating, was mild. The Louis Louis sauce with its two red pepper rating was just hot enough to accentuate the flavor, but was a different kind of heat than their spicy-sweet Peach on Fire with its four red pepper rating. Additionally, black sunglasses near a menu selection signals that it is a signature item.
For me personally the fried chicken wings were the right size – not so big that they lose their flavor and crunch and not so small that you crave the meat.
Everything is made fresh to order. The fries were hot and salty. The corn salad was sweetened with corn bits.
#2 was on sale for $9.99.
A variety of bottled and canned drinks are offered, including soft drinks, sports drinks, orange juice, energy drinks, Dunkin’ iced coffee, flavored soda water, and beer.
I chose a can of AHA lime and watermelon sparkling water for 79 cents. The total cost of my lunch with tax and tip was $12.91.
The fun part about visiting a restaurant during its grand opening is that most people are usually jolly. Customers wondered what they tried and shared what they thought. Only good reports have been heard.
Jonathan Braxton and boyfriend and girlfriend Isabella Casanova each had the No. 2 combo.
When asked, Braxton praised the Gangnam Style wings, which are touted as secret teriyaki recipes by Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonym used by the creators of Bitcoin.
A self-proclaimed lover of teriyaki wings, Braxton said No Name Chicken had “pulled it off”.
The restaurant also serves chicken tenderloin sliders, street fried rice, stir-fry mix, as well as small house salads and sliced carrots and celery.
On my next visit, I plan to try the sliders: one with Orange Panda sauce and freshly made guacamole and the second with peach BBQ sauce. Both are signature sauces, and the guacamole is billed for adding a “real burst of flavor.”
The colorful L-shaped dining area features three high tables with chairs in front and six regular tables with four chairs lined up along the L side of the restaurant. A few tables for two are outside in front of the restaurant.
Each table inside has a small basket with a salt shaker, Texas Pete Hot Sauce, ketchup, lemon pepper seasoning, and a seasoned salt for the fries. I didn’t need any of the above. The basket also contains individual Wet Ones, antibacterial hand wipes, which are welcome for wing eaters.
Plus, you can get ranch, blue cheese, and yumyum sauce on request.
Bottom Line: Not only were the wings finger licking good, but as one customer noted, you start putting down a wing but stop to see if there’s maybe just a little bite of meat you have missed.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The number is 478-313-5422. The transformed space at 778 Ga. 96, Suite 130, once housed Sweet of Life.
This story was originally published August 25, 2022 12:14 p.m.