I enjoy the finer things in life, such as chicken wings and beer. I’ve created this blog to share my experiences with fellow wing lovers. My goal is to try as many different wing establishments as possible while rating each one. Feel free to leave any comments/suggestions. Enjoy!
I missed wing night with everyone a while ago due to a late night at work so Thursday I decided to go where it was held – Dave Doolittle's. Wings are $0.40 on Thursday's. Everyone last week said the wings there were awesome, so I had to try them. We arrived and it was pretty busy, generally a good sign, I was expecting some pretty good wings.
Breading: 2/5 – Fairly average, a light breading that was a bit overcooked. Nothing special at all and a bit disappointing for someone that likes a good breading on their wings.
Good size wings, but that's about it
Overall quality: 1/5 – This is automatically rated at a 1 if feathers are found on a wing. There was only one wing with feathers and I know it is a rare occasion, but even the other wings did not taste that great. A fair amount of discolored chicken, overcooked, fairly dry and a bland taste to them.
That's a nice looking feather
Sauce selection: 1/5 – This was very limited - mild, hot, honey garlic and blue cheese (an extra charge). Not that a larger sauce selection would have made much of a difference here.
Size: 4/5 – I have to admit, these wings were pretty much “jumbo” as advertised as I noticed on the sign outside, and most of them were pretty big. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I usually find any wing that is advertised as “jumbo” really seems to have a lower overall quality to it.
Kind of odd looking
Service: 5/5 – I would almost feel better if the service was as bad as the wings, but Steve (the guy that served the wings) was awesome. The wings arrived pretty quickly for how busy the place was. Once he was aware of the feather situation, he was pretty cool about it and let us know that this is not a regular occurrence (he had nothing to do with the feathers on the wings of course). He sat down and chatted with us for bit, and due to the feather situation and without anyone asking, he determined the wings were on the house for all of us. You don’t find service like that at very many places these days, and based on the service alone, I’ll probably go back there for a meal someday, something other than wings of course.
Total Rating = 2.6/5
Based on the rare occurance of the feathers, I feel I may have to give this place another shot sometime down the road, just to be fair.