Saturday, February 26, 2011

New Rating Scale

I started this blog about six months ago and so far have rated wings from about a dozen different places and even rated a few that I've bought and cooked from frozen at home.  This is something that I plan on doing for a while and I feel it's time to make some changes. 

I've decided that giving a simple rating out of 5 is not going to cut it anymore.  It’s time to use the official BOSSS chicken wing rating scale which will detail exactly why each rating will be rated the way they are going forward:

1. Breading - This can make or break the wing experience.  Too crispy, overcooked, undercooked, not enough ... you never know.  Breading with some noticeable flavor or spice is a great way to start a wing.

2. Overall quality - Maybe the wings are huge and have a delicious crispy breading, but if they are super greasy, slimy, undercooked/overcooked, contain feathers or have a freezer burnt like taste to them, then size or breading really doesn't matter at this point.

3. Sauce selection - Variety is the spice of life.  It's good to know if you go back to the same place for wings that you can switch it up a bit.  Having to select between two different kinds of sauces can get old pretty quick.
This category is purely based on the number of sauces offered and is calculated as follows:
1 - 3 sauces = 1
4 - 6 sauces = 2
7 - 10 sauces = 3
11 - 14 sauces = 4
15 + sauces = 5

4. Service - Always important.  You might find a place with amazing wings, but if the service is horrible you probably won't want to go back anytime soon.

5. Size - Yes, it matters (or does it?).  The larger the wing the higher the rating will be.

So there it is, the new rating scale.  I will be putting this to use in the very near future. 

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