’Tis Dining Month, the tastiest time of year! This means we’re dishing up fun and fascinating food content throughout October. Dig in, Milwaukee!
Each Wednesday during October – Dining Month at OnMilwaukee – we’ll stop in to try the wings at a local restaurant and share our thoughts and photos.
Skybox Sports Bar
2213 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., (414) 810-0763
Wings come in buckets of seven for $9 and includes nicely crisped waffle fries. You can addition additional wings for $1 each. Wednesdays are wings days and wings are 50 cents each. Skybox also does buckets of boneless (a half-pound) and tenders. Those are also $9 with fries.
The options are limited, but good. Wet options include Crown Apple BBQ, Housemade BBQ, Housemade Garlic Parmesan and spicy Buffalo. Dry include Cajun, Lemon Pepper and spicy Slap Your Momma.
Size and shape
Average in size, the two orders I got seemed random. One was entirely drummettes and the other was all flats except one drummette.
I liked the light spice and the super crispy dry cajun wings, which were fried and delicious, but since the entire order was drummettes, it felt a bit more like fried chicken than wings. The Housemade BBQ were really good, drenched in a really solid sweet and tangy sauce.
My server was super nice and the wings were delivered pretty quickly. Definitely demands a return visit to check out the other flavors.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.