Address: 1116 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA 19107
Price: 8 to 10 Pieces for $8.99
Tracy’s Overall Review: These wings got off to a good start but quickly degenerated into a dry, salty pile of chicken arms. I don’t like having to dismember wings before I eat them. By the time I ate a couple wings the remaining were so dry they actually grossed me out so bad I couldn’t finish them.
Scott’s Overall Review: The atmosphere was nice. The place is very clean, has an extensive bar and nice people.
The wings?!? The wings are a little confusing. A little different at first glance since the wings aren’t cut. The first couple wings were really good, but something happened. Maybe there was a change in the earths gravitational pull, I don’t know. The wings were very crispy and the sauce good but sparse. I think the goal here was to get a nice crispy no mess wing. They accomplished that but as time passed the wings dried out and were not as good. They could have been a contender. They just needed to give more sauce even if it was on the side. The worst part of the order had to be the bleu cheese. I am not even sure if its allowed to be called bleu cheese. The taste is reminiscent of mayo and rubber with barely any chunks of cheese. For a nice size order of wings there was also very little celery and carrots. All in all okay but the search continues…
Authenticity: First off they serve the wings whole (inedible wing tip and all) and unchopped. That’s not how they do ‘em in Buffalo. They seemed not to use any extraneous ingredients in the sauce.
Wing size: The sizes varied, but they averaged out to a decent size. The downside was the smaller wings got a little overcooked. They say you get 8 to 10 in an order. We got 9.
Sauce: The sauce was good when the wings first came out, but then within minutes it became this dry, salty, orange wing coating. It kept your fingers cleaner than usual, but it was pretty nasty. Also it only comes in one (pretty mild) variety.
Accouterments: Pretty lame. We got only 3 celery stalks and some carrot sticks. Also the “bleu cheese dressing” was just gross. It was like a cup of mayonaise with some bleu cheese crumbles in it.
Atmosphere: Quintessential Irish Pub, complete with Irish music playing nonstop on the speakers, a zillion beer mugs lining the walls and a giant Bufflao head behind the bar. It was super busy with the lunch crowd when we first got there, but by the time we got our wings (it took them 25 minutes) it was just us and the alcoholics. The waitress was super nice. This place is also the recipient of a few Philly “best wings” awards (although we’re not feelin’ it).