If you haven’t seen the “Let’s Flap Our Wings” thread our friend @corvette_johnny suggested we get together here for their half price happy hour specials. (Mon & Tues only) The original plan was a wings only menu however once we got there that plan went out the window.
To start let me tell you I’ve passed this place hundreds of times over the years and not once paid it a moment of attention. As the matter of fact as I was walking in I was thinking to myself: “what the heck did CJ get us involved in”. Once I opened the door and looked around the place was pretty nice for primarily a bar /pub, clean decent seating and an overall cool vibe, lots of TV’s and even a rather inviting out door courtyard. (weather permitting)
We ordered 4 orders of wings to start (10 wings per order) $10 regular menu price so $5.00 happy hour. Buffalo, lemon garlic, jamenson bbq and Asian zing. The wings are fried and fairly meaty nice sized wings, all the sauces were very good with the buffalo being the weakest in my opinion. Not that it was bad but just straight Sysco buffalo sauce nothing special about them, as @seal put it very “pedestrian wings.”
All the other flavors were very good but each just slightly lacking from being excellent. The Asian had nice ginger flavor but no “zing”, the lemon garlic decent lemon flavor but a bit shy on sauce, the jamenson bbq was good but no strong jamenson flavor.
As I said the wings were 80-90% away from being excellent. Again for the price I feel like a hypocrite complaining at all.
We decided to try something other than wings so we ordered:
Truffle fries, NJ Buger, Fish and Chips and some nacho style waffle fries. I’ll tell you what for a “pub” I’m hard pressed to complain about anything, the only “problem” would be the burger we ordered medium rare and it came out medium well. Still delicious, honestly a great burger with pork roll egg and cheese on a great bun. Served with Old Bay Chips which @seal insisted were from a bag, @corvette_johnny bet were made fresh, the waitress said CJ was correct!!! (for losing the bet we will be announcing the first HO tattoo party where we will gather and eat and drink as Seal receives the tattoo of CJ’s choosing)
The fish and chips were better than many others in the area, namely The Beach Tavern which sucks. Waffle fries were good and the truffle potatoes were very good as well.
All of the above for $76 (tax no tip) including 5 drinks. (Also on happy hour special)
A few highlights of the night, Seal apparently eats his wings meat and bone. Yes when we were counting wings Seal definitely was missing some bones, straight down the hatch. @BossaNova under the assumption of unspoken but understood threat, that if they didn’t change the Irish music to Johnny Cash something “bad” was going to happen. Lastly was @corvette_johnny insisting that our waitress who was on her first day on the job actually got he job by winning a wing eating contest. Interestingly enough she never actually denied it.
Let me just tell you all after having experienced a few meals with these gentlemen, just sit back and be quite, no need to say anything, these guys do all the talking.
This might be a diamond in the rough, I can say I will be back for sure, and you are nuts if you don’t take advantage of this Monday & Tuesday happy hour specials. Another good time and very good discovery, thank you gentlemen!!
(Typed on my phone my thumb is numb will re-read and edit tomorrow, for tonight you get the point )
Only one pic.