By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Nov 10, 2022 at 10:01 AM

Something new is taking flight at HotWax by Meat & Co., the comfort food hot spot serving up Nashville hot chicken sandwiches and phenomenal smash burgers at Crossroads Collective, 2238 N. Farwell Ave.

Beginning today – and all day every Thursday and Sunday moving forward – HotWax will be serving up their own special recipe for wings, available for dine-in, carry-out or delivery.

The jumbo wings, which are dry brined in salt and Szechuan peppercorns, are then double fried to achieve an ultra-crisp exterior crust. From there, guests can choose from smoky dry-rubbed wings or a choice of sauces including mild or hot buffalo, molasses BBQ, Nashville hot or extra hot.

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Wings will be served 8-per-order with a portion of fries and a choice of house ranch or blue cheese dressing for $14.

Chef and co-owner Ben Crevensten says that, at least to begin, HotWax will be running the wings special in limited quantities. So sell-outs are entirely possible for the first couple of weeks as they adjust their buying based on consumer demand.

HotWax is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.