Address: 2331 East Cumberland Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Price: 10 Pieces for $8
Tracy’s Overall Review: After reading the description “Pilsner-Brined Hot Wings” both Scott and I were scared these wings were going to be too fancy to be good. However I saw these wings mentioned a bunch on the Internets and the place sounded intriguing so we decided to give them a try. I am glad we did because these wings were delicious. I could taste a little fancy in there but a solid foundation in authenticity pulled them through. The wings were very tender and crispy. The sauce was decent, it started strong but didn’t have staying power as the wings cooled. As I made my way through the wings the sauce lost it’s tang and heat. The bleu cheese dressing was kinda gross. It was watery and tasteless even though it had lots of blue cheese chunks. Overall, though, I found the wings to be very enjoyable.
Scott’s Overall Review: We were the first ones in for lunch so I was pretty psyched for fresh wings. I was not disappointed . The wings here were pretty good. The only suggestion I could give is “more sauce”‘. I was kinda worried about the pilsner brine but that didn’t seem to alter the taste at all. The wings were good but the blue cheese was lame. The blue cheese tasted like mayo and water kinda like a cold mayo soup. I would definitely go back for wings here!
Authenticity: Even though they don’t use a “pilsner brine” in Buffalo this element of fancyness was not too overpowering to make the wings not taste like Buffalo wings. Other than the brine the wings were prepared authentically.
Wing size: Most wings were a nice size, but some were small.
Sauce: Very good at first, but lost steam as the wings got cool. Could stand to be more tangy and hot.
Accouterments: The wings came with celery and carrots. Although it contained lots of bleu sheese chunks the dressing was pretty watery and tasteless.
Atmosphere: Located in Port Fishington, the Memphis Taproom is a hipster bar with a good sense of humor. Interesting art installations, rustic decor and decent music. The menu is very creative and we would totally come back again to try out some of the other items. The service was also very nice.