Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Caught off guard at Curly's


I’ve been a little slack in the review department lately so it was finally time to get this posted.  On an adventure over the holidays I ended up stopping in at Curly’s in Enfield for a bite to eat.  I’ve stopped in on my travels before and I’ve had some great food on my previous visits.  I finally decided it was time to try the wings.  Unfortunately the last review of 2012 didn't fly (no pun intended), I'm hoping 2013 will soar to new heights.  

The wings are $8.99/pound and there is no wing night.  I was surprised to see the wings were served on a nice little bed of corn tortilla chips.  I am a huge fan of chips, so this was way better to see than the standard carrot and lettuce bedding that some places serve wings on. 

Breading: 1/5 – The wings had an extremely light breading to them and is barely worth mentioning. 
Wings on a bed of chips.
Overall quality: 0/5 – This is the first time I’ve ever rated this category a zero.  It didn’t take long before I noticed a good sized feather, which usually isn’t a huge deal, just eat around it and move on however our server walked by right as I made this discovery and she asked how the wings were. 
Now that's a feather.
I’m generally not the type to complain much and I just held the wing up.  She quickly realized what I was indicating and the look on her face was priceless.  She took the wing back and said they would make me a new batch however I tried a couple other wings and they had a horrible rancid type taste to them, I’ve never tasted chicken like this before.  I explained that I appreciated the offer and not to bother with the other order, I just don’t want any wings at all at this point. 

Sauce selection: 2/5 – Your choices of sauce include BBQ, Honey Garlic, Plum, Sweet Chili and Hot.  I went with the Sweet Chili on the side, it was what you would expect from a Sweet Chili sauce. 

Service: 4/5 – We were served fairly quickly, our waitress was very polite and attentive and I did appreciate the offer for a new batch of wings.  Curly’s has $2.82 drink specials every night of the week.  I treated myself to a couple of the drinks on sale that evening which ended up being a Rum Runner (which isn’t a bad drink at all I might add). 

At the end of the meal it was time for the bill and based on the situation with the wings I really wasn’t expecting to see them on there.  When the bill was being handed out she mentioned due to the wing situation she deducted a Rum Runner off the bill.  That’s a nice gesture, but I still don’t think I should have been charged anything for the wings. 

Size: 3/5 – The wings were a fairly standard size. 

Overall rating:  2/5

Even though the wings were extremely horrible I will go back to Curly’s, I’ll just order something else on their menu and maybe I’ll even see if they serve side orders of those chips I mentioned, they were really good. 

8 comments:

  1. I would have gone with "Crusty at Curly's" or "Choked on a feather at Curly's" :)

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  2. Hey wing man check out pilots pub down woodside, wing night every Wed .........they are bomb

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    1. Oh I have and you are absolutely correct, Pilot's Pub has some incredible wings, did you try the dry Cajun on?

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  3. Most of Curly's food is barely edible.

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    1. I've had a couple of good meals there but I haven't been back to try the wings yet.

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  4. Went there with the groupon for a pitcher of beer and a pound of wings. It is the first time that i have EVER left a wing uneaten which says a lot. They are disgusting and I would never order wings there again. It actually surprised me because I have had their burgers before and really liked them.

    -TLA

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    1. wow, that's rough. Yeah, the other food I've had there was fine as well, too bad the wings haven't improved yet.

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