Friday, February 19, 2016

Piquant at Patrons Golf & Lounge

Wing Night: Wednesday and Sunday - $10/pound
Regular Price: $12/pound
Review Date: Sunday February 14th, 2016
Rating: 4/5

Another NFL season is in the books which means the Sunday void will be filled with watching my other favorite sport – golf. 

I’ve been hearing about Patrons Golf & Lounge for a little while now and figured it would be a great time to take a visit and watch the final round of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am while trying some new wings.  I was happy to see the game on the TVs when I arrived however I was also hoping for sound, but it was Valentine’s Day after all so I’m sure no one else wanted to hear it.  I was assured the sound will be loud and clear when the Masters is on.

I was impressed the moment I walked through the door.  This place has a nice upscale type feel to it with beautiful decor, multiple TVs and of course a few giant screens for the golf simulators, these things looked awesome!  I’ll be sure my clubs accompany me on the next visit, I can use all the practice I can get before spring arrives.

Now, on to the main reason for the visit - to try some Patrons Crispy Wings.  A pound will run you $12 and if you find yourself there on a Wednesday or Sunday you can save a couple bucks.  From 4:00 – 10:00 PM you can choose between a draft and a pound of wings for $14 or $10 if you skip the beer, but who skips out on beer with wings?

I took a seat at the bar and proceeded with my order.  It was love at first sight.

Breading: 5/5 – If you’re a breading fan then these are the wings for you.  Each wing contained a very thick coat of breading that packed a solid crunch, I was very impressed.
A beautiful looking plate of wings
Overall Quality: 4/5 – Based on the size I was a little afraid of what I was about to find under the breading however I was happy to see little to no dark meat.  They were nice and juicy and cooked all the way through (if it was me cooking them they would be burnt on the outside and raw in the middle I’m sure, this may have happened to me before). 

The only issue I had was a picking around a few fatty type pieces however I would think this is unavoidable due to the size. 

Sauce Selection: 2/5 – Your options are Buffalo dipping sauce, Blue Cheese dressing, BBQ, Sweet Chili or Lime Sea Salt.  The sauce selection was not nearly as unique as I was expecting, some sort of signature house made sauce would have been really nice to try (preferably with a golf related name but that may be difficult).

A couple of other dry spice options would also be nice to see to toss these jumbo wings around in and provide further flavor to the beautiful exterior coat. 

Service: 4/5 – As soon as I took a seat I was asked if I was interested in a beverage and a beer was in front of me in no time. 

I eventually grabbed a menu to gaze at and even though I already knew I was going to order the wings I wanted to try a lot of other items, I guess this is what return visits are for.  My order was placed and I was hoping for some Buffalo sauce however I was told it is no longer available and the sauce selection will be narrowed down in March.  I was slightly disappointed as this is a fairly standard sauce and always a good choice but oh well, there were other options (I later learned the sauces will not be changing and there must have been an oversight there, no big deal).

The wings didn’t take too long to arrive and drink refills were offered, which I gladly accepted.

Size: 5/5 – These might have been the largest wings I have ever seen!  The thick layer of breading may enhance the size a bit but there was certainly no shortage of meat underneath.
Massive!
Overall Rating: 4/5

If you’re a fan of golf, beer and wings I would definitely recommend checking this place out.  Bring your clubs and look forward to a pound of delicious wings after the 18th, I know that’s what I’ll be doing on my next visit.

1 comment:

  1. Wings+Sports+ Beer who can say No to that. I just gobbled up the wings, they were so juicy and succulent. They even made me forget about seeing my team loose.

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