Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Divine at Durty Nelly's

902 406 7460
Wing Night: n/a
Regular Price: $12/pound
Reivew Date: Tuesday June 14th, 2016
Rating: 4/5

The luck of the Irish is something that I have experienced with wings at a few Irish pubs in the past (I'm sure you know where I mean), so the decision was made for review number 99 to take place at an authentic Irish pub on Argyle St. to see if this lucky streak could continue, and thankfully my luck didn't end there!  

Thanks to @alangdon17, @richyule, @devokan and @labville for coming along for the adventure. 

Durty Nelly's is not mistaken when they say they pay attention to detail, the pub was designed and built in Dublin then shipped over to it's current home.  It's a fairly large and inviting place with a reasonably priced menu. 

Wings are $12/pound with no wing night, however I did notice a pretty decent rib special on Wednesday's that I will have to go back and try.  I was hopeful that they also provide some attention to detail in the wing department, and was very happy to find out for myself.
Wings at Durty Nelly's!
Breading: 5/5 - The breading had a nice light crisp to it, wasn't too thick and was bursting with flavor, this was some of the best breading I have had in a long time! 
Secret spice breading
I'm not sure if there is a secret recipe involved that calls for 11 herbs and spices however I swear my taste buds picked up a hint of KFC here.   

Overall Quality: 4/5 - The chicken had a nice fresh taste to it and was fairly free of fatty pieces based on the size however I did find a couple of broken bones and some darker meat on a couple of the wings. 

@labville went with the smoked wings.  They were fairly tiny compared to the regular wings but they tasted amazing.  On my next visit I think I will see if they can do an order of half regular and half smoked wings, the best of both worlds!

Sauce Selection: 2/5 - Your choices include Clamato Buffalo, Whiskey BBQ, Honey Garlic or Mango Sweet and Sour, it was nice to see some unique variations instead of just your standard wing sauces.  I have been on a bit of a honey mustard kick recently and think a 'Pot of Gold' type mustardy like sauce with a bit of a kick would have been an awesome addition.

Wings are also served with Ranch to compliment/mask the pickled vegetables that found their way on the plate (maybe this is common fare in Ireland?).  If you're a big fan of saucy wings you may want to request additional sauce with your order as I found the containers to be a tad on the small side, but no big deal.

Service: 4/5 - We grabbed a seat around 7:00 PM on a Tuesday evening and the place was pretty busy, so I was expecting a bit of a wait however we were greeted quickly and all of our food came out within ten minutes which was pretty impressive.  The orders were all correct and drink refills were offered.  

Size: 5/5 - Both the flatties and drumsticks were quite plump.  It almost looked like a couple of chicken legs were disguised as drumsticks, they were pretty impressive.
Plump wings
Overall Rating: 4/5

Well, I'm glad my lucky streak didn't end here.  I would go back to Durty Nelly's for wings any day.   Maybe I will even be lucky enough to find a four leaf clover hidden amongst the pickled condiments on my next visit.  

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