A man in seach of the Emerald city’s best wings

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Polynesian love? Chicken wings!

Well after a hard game of Kickball near Greenlake we needed to get some libations and grub.  Oh yeah WINGS baby.  Headed over to the Luau Polynesian lounge in tangle town.  I hit up the Shaggy’s Spicy Wings.  You might want to check them out if you like dry rubbed wings with killer sides.  These bad boys come with a house made rub, crunchy veggies and a pineapple spiked Roquefort dressing.  If you have been reading my blog you know I like wet over dry, but something about this place and these wings makes me want to hula!

Score 4

damn fine but could use some more spice!

I’ll be back.

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Jillians Billards – Boneless and bone in…

 

Its not everyday one of your bros moves down-under.  So when he does you have to have a party.  Jillianswas the chosen joint for the occasion.  What a great excuses to dig into some wings.  Oh yeah, happy hour prices might as well get the boneless and bone in wings!

First the boneless.  Pass.  Nothing special really just deep fried chicken tenders that are dredged in a weak wing sauce.  You best like the tenders and like them soggy.

Wing Score: 2 – not gross but not good.

Second, bone in.  Honestly nothing I would waste my time writing about.  They are just ok.  I would say an average style of sauce but not hot what so ever.  The base is vinegar with a slight pepper ting.

Score: 2 – once again I would pass on these.

I guess the moral of the story, go to Jillian’s to play pool, games, and drink with friends.  Just skip the wings.


St Andrews pub – Pass up the wings but drink the scotch!

Celtic playerIf you like soccer and you like scotch then you best be stopping by St. Andrews pub on aurora.  I do have to mention that you should pass on the wings.  I hate giving bad reviews so I will be frank.  The wings are small, very small.  Dry and over cooked, they might be freezer burned or the cook just leaves them in the fryer too long.  The sauce is ok, but nothing to write home about.  My copilot on this day had a burger, he said that was bomb and the fries were very good, but who does fries bad?

St. Andrews is a sweet little joint on the northwest side of Green Lake.  It is a soccer fans mecca in the phinny greenlake hoods.  The owner always has some sh*t to talk and has a classic ascent.  The guy knows his sports and his scotch.  What ever scotch you want he has!  Great pub, I will be back.  I just will not order the wings.

 Score : 2 (not ordering again)

Cheers!


Buckley’s spicy Guinness pub wing, good eats.

Buckley's All Rights ReservedHoliday time, time to take the people who work with you or for you out to show some appreciation.  In other words, get them drunk and feed them something good.  So I do my duty and show my thanks to two people who help me a ton at my day job and help me get paid. 

On this day I take my assistant and the man, the guy who makes sure my inventory is golden, out for some brews and grub.  Buckley’s on lower Queen Ann is the joint.  This little pub is a great place for sports fans and fans of good beers.  Check out the list!  My love for the night, Black and Tan.  But you know me, time for some wings…

Buckley’s has two types of wings, the Spicy Guinness or the BBQ.  I gotta go with the spicy Guinness, some on I’m drinking black and tans!  It really does not take too long to get me the wings.  One black and tan later here are the wings.  Good size, nothing too small.  Plenty of meat.  Mostly drumsticks.  The sauce is very bright red, I was surprised because with the love of the stout I would think they would be darker.  First bite, nice, a bit sweet, then there is a hint of heat.  Not hot or vinegar like Franks and not burn like like a buffalo style.  They are good.  I will totally come and get more!

Sometimes the best part about taking others out to eat is to try other pun grub.  The sweet potato fries are the chronic!  Make sure you get some with your wings or with your meal.  I also had this kick butt salad, Northwest Apple Salad.  No need for the full size unless you are hungry.

 Wing Score = 4 – I’m in to these wings, but not the best in Seattle.

 Next, please!


Cheesecake Factory has hot wings, what don’t they have ?

Well the wing quest is still on.  Number one in Seattle is Coopers Ale House.   I am grubbing wings almost once a week and hunting for all the great chicken wing love in this emerald city.

This weeks stop: Cheesecake Factory.

I was just planing on taking some garbs back downtown, but I made sure it was during lunch time.  My wingman is a coworker, fellow wing aficionado, and indulgent of anything HOT.  Well if you are in any city the week before xmas you know that the downtown shopping district is how do you say, chaotic?  The Cheesecake Factory was shoulder to shoulder.  20 to 40 minute wait.  That is why I love the bar, most of the time room, fast service, and always chatty staff.  BOOM.  Two seats at the end.  Time for some wings!

Fast service, did i say that.  I love the bar.  Here are my wings… Nice combo of wings and drums.  The are breaded and deep fried.  Then tossed in some pure franks red hot.  These are damn good.  A bit of grease because of the coating, but when did that stop you?

These would be perfect wings to cure a hangover.  Massive grease, great flavor, and just the right hotness.  There is enough to share as an appetiser or get an order for yourself.

Score 4.5 (damn good). I’ll try them again next time.

 


Glazed Chicken Wing Love at Gordon Biersch’s

Damn good wings at the Gordon Biersch.  They are a solid 4 on my scale.  A bit tiny and sort of dry but they are sweet, similar to the Thai chili at Wingdome.  Nicely glazed and they have a lovely crunch to them.  Short and sweet – just like these wings.

Score – 4

I will be back.  They do have some great beers, but due to the company I work for.  Zero drinking at lunch for me.


Green Lake Bar & Grill – Happy hour love

Sunday afternoon was on pisser of a day.  Honestly did you see how much rain Seattle got in the last 72 hours!  Way too much, but wings were still on the mind.  The roomate and I walked down to the Green Lake Bar & Grill.  Sweet little joint.  I will have to take the lady down for some dinner. 

Ordered up me a Trumer Pils, good clean beer.  Oh yeah, thank you for happy hour! 

5 wings only $3.50…. Garlic Buffalo wings

On my scale a 4

Really good wings. cooked to perfection.  Deep fried then tossed in thier own garlic hot sauce.  A nice vinager base.  Could be a bit of franks, butter, and a ton of garlic.  They paired awesome with my pilsner.  I will be back.trumer pils - proper glass