Hot wings are superior to cold wings for many reasons, such as the ability to reach the outer edges of the stratosphere without succumbing to ice fractals. Fly high with the wings attached to today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of piping hot wings, sandwiches, salads, and nonalcoholic drinks at Alondra Hot Wings. Redeem at one of Alondra's four area locations: on Main Street in Alhambra; on Pine Avenue in Long Beach; on Whittier Boulevard in Montebello; or on Alondra Boulevard in Paramount.
The eponymous hot wings are Alondra's house specialty, fried and served with ranch or blue-cheese dressing, as well as celery and carrot sticks. Choose two sauces to accompany your platter of poignant poultry; options are ranked on a scale from mild to suicide and include such varietals as lemon-pepper, spicy barbecue, maple syrup, and Thai chili. Sate burgeoning grumbles with a six-piece platter served with fries ($7.25), or go deep and gobble up a 50-wing platter ($25.95) and finally prove to friends that commissioning a T-shirt made of wet wipes was a good idea.
Aside from the savory wings, the restaurant features a menu of quality food and atmospheric vapors that are satisfying for families and individuals alike. Fill a torso pouch with a variety of classic, grilled comestibles, such as the Big Apple burger, a large, marinated Angus ground-beef patty crowned with avocado, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onions, and dressed with mayo and thousand-island dressing ($9.50). They also provide similarly geography-themed New York–style hand-tossed pizza, which can be made to order with whole-wheat dough, ranging in price from $5.95 for a small cheese to $20.99 for the 16-inch, meat-heaped "untouchable" premium pie. End it all with a dessert such as the deep-fried Twinkie ($1.50), a fairground favorite that tempts even the most devout dentists.
Alondra Hot Wings won second place in My Fox LA's Best Wings contest, according to CityVoters. Eighty-three percent of more than 180 Urbanspooners like the Montebello location. Yelpers give the Alhambra, Paramount, and Long Beach locations a 3.5-star average:
Alondra Hot Wings
Hot wings, New York-style pizza, and Philly steak sandwiches may be the signature foods of the east coast, but it's hard to imagine any restaurant treating them with more reverence than west-coast franchise Alondra Hot Wings. The eponymous wings are the house specialty, hot and slathered in one of 18 sauces. Ranked on a scale from mild to atomic—which requires a waiver to order—the sauces also include flavors such as lemon pepper, spicy barbecue, maple syrup, and thai chili.
Alondra's other major influence is written all over the menu—and the walls. Also from that old Italian-American milieu: pizzas built on from-scratch dough, bearing names such as The Godfather—a hearty amalgam of four meats—and the Little Italy, which flecks chicken breast with basil. Draft beer and wine help mouths cool down after biting into a hot wing or almost insulting the ghost of Al Capone.