|view from the door. obtained from www.yelp.com|
|Obviously Beer and Water.|
A little background on this place and their fantastic wings. They have a secret recipe. Word on the street is that there is high competition between this place and Club Garibaldi in Bay View because they have pretty much similar recipes. We won't get into all the details but supposedly someone brought the recipe from Points to Garibaldi. Maybe check out both and you can be the judge.
Back to the topic at hand. We enjoyed sitting at the bar, watching the games, talking with our fellow pub goers and to the bartenders. The bartenders were friendly and helpful. They said we can order any increment of wings we wanted. There is only one type of wing available. No options for sauce.
I'll combine our food and thoughts since we both ordered wings and shared a side.
Details: I ordered 6 wings. Jamie ordered 8. We ordered a Large side of fries to share with a side or ranch dressing for dipping. Blue cheese and celery.
|Large Side of Fries and Side Ranch Dressing.|
Thoughts: Ranch had a nice creamy consistency to it. Slight touch of onion flavoring to it compared to other ranches. Blue cheese dressing was creamy and had a nice blue cheese flavor to it that wasn't too overpowering or strong. Good sized pieces of celery and they weren't the wimpy celery that you can sometimes get with wings. They were nice and crisp and hydrated. If you bent them, they'd break versus just bend. Fries were crispy. Wings were out of the park (might as well go with the baseball analogy since the game was on). They were cooked perfectly. Cooked well enough that the skin wasn't soft and fatty textured but not too long that it made the wings dry. The fact that they fry, sauce and then grill the wings leave them free of being greasy and not overly saucy. It seemed more like a dry rub type of wing because of this. The lack of excessive sauce cut down on how spicy it felt on your lips when you bit into them (you may know the sauce's effect on the HEAT [pun intended due to the NBA finals...go Mavs!] factor if you watch Man vs Food. Some things were so spicy he had to wear gloves while eating some things covered in hot sauce). The wings did have a kick to them. The guy next to me would periodically do a quality check to see if I was handling the heat. I think he was impressed by my skills. Definitely a kick to them. Spice that hits you at the back of your throat. It didn't get me sweating until the fifth wing I ate. Just a little glisten of sweat... didn't require me to wipe my
|6 Wings with Celery and Blue Cheese Dressing.|
Jamie enjoyed the smokey grill flavor the wings had. Thought the size of the wings were perfect and enjoyed that there wasn't any soft skin pieces. She also commented on the fact that in our baskets there was a nice wing to drummy ratio (can't you tell she works for a bank?). Jamie said she could pass on the fries. Nothing special. Almost like we got the bottom of the bag of fries because we got little pieces. 8 left her stuffed.
Other factors to keep in mind:
- We were carded at the door. Not a kid kind of place.
-The wait time was initially 40 minutes for the wings but I timed it and it only took 30 minutes. Not bad really since we were drinking beers while waiting and the game was on which kept us occupied.
- May have to wait for an open space to open up on Thursday night due to the wing night crowd. Can't really say on how the other nights are.
- Menu consists of typical bar type foods.
- No website to link to. But, many review and pictures from pub goers that are online.
-Nightly deals include: Mon $1.25 beef or chicken tacos and $1 off Mexican beers, Tues $2 hamburgers and $1 off pitchers, Wed $1 PBRs (grrreat deal), Thur 50 cent wings.
- Bathroom situation is sub par. Nice pub like this would benefit from bathroom update. Felt like a dive bar type bathroom set up. Two different worlds.
I would definitely come here again for wings. I neglected to pay attention to the menu close enough to give you a run down of everything else they had or how much the wings were on a normal night. I had one thing on my mind when I went, 50 cent wings, and that's what I got. I was very satisfied with the food. The place was a nice chill hang out too.