Gus Malliaras opened the Detroit Wing Company in 2015 and has five locations that feature only chicken wings and a wide selection of sides.

Photos via Detroit Wing Facebook

He grew up waiting on tables … His grandparents opened the popular New Hellas restaurant in Greektown, Detroit, back in 1901 … and he has owned his own Coney Island operation.

Gus Malliaras is the reason why so many people today may ask what a Detroit Wing is … Has the Detroit Red Wings hockey team gone into the chicken-eating business? … The scattering of locations, five of them, by Gus may be one of the very few, if any, where five locales all feature only chicken wings and a wide selection of sides from which to choose … including best sellers garlic parmesan, honey BBQ wings and many others … Every item on the menu is made to order from scratch at each location.

Gus Malliaras

His Detroit Wings are in Southfield (Greenfield and West Nine Mile Road), Detroit (inside the MGM Hotel & Casino), Chesterfield, Eastpointe and Taylor … All locations are carry-out only … A few seats at the locales are available for people waiting to get their orders.

It is a many-faceted operation with 17 homemade sauces from which to choose … Also sides with the classic wings, boneless wings or chicken tenders … or the sides by themselves … made to order are mac ’n’ cheese, fries topped with homemade beef gravy stewed for more than 24 hours, fries topped with choice of sauce and cheddar cheese, homemade dill potato salad, homemade chili in bowls, homemade cole slaw, homemade cornbread muffins, etc. … Even desserts like homemade cheesecake, New York style, etc.
Detroit Wing Company opened in 2015 … and has become a major player in home dining goodness, suddenly winning many honors.

TOO BAD SO MANY delicatessens of yesteryears are gone … Old Tyme, Billy’s, Ben & George, Irving’s, Liberman’s, Boesky’s, Four Roses, Sabra, Flashenberg’s and other good ones who served the real thing … with no slicer shavings! … Also, semi-delis like Darbys … They are fondly remembered by many for a worthy hot corned beef sandwich … with honest-to-goodness slices … not hidden shreds of beef.

FOLKS LIKE THE delicious lettuce wraps at Shangri-La in West Bloomfield’s Orchard Mall on Orchard Lake and 15 Mile roads that rank up there among the best … Customers fill the five per order cold and crisp lettuce leaves with a great mixture of water chestnuts, shitake mushrooms, bamboo shoots and chicken … A true standout among many fine presentations.

OLDIE BUT GOODIE … The Jewish lady called her newspaper and asked for the obituary section department. The obit gent asked, “What can I do for you?”
“I’d like to place an obituary,” she said.
“How would you like it to read?”
“Irving Cohen died.”
“That’s it? But you get four lines in the obit. It’s included in the price.”
“Alright. Irving Cohen died. Cadillac for sale.”

CONGRATS … To Lana Gilberman on her birthday … To Joe and Lois Sposita on their anniversary.

Danny’s email address is dannyraskin2132@gmail.com.

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