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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ortino's (Schwenksville) - Hot Wings

The texture may be one of the best wings I remember having in a long time. Crispy outside with a moist, juicy center. The sauce sticks to this crispy outer shell but that crackly outer shell makes these nearly outstanding. - 4.5

The sauce is of superior quality. Keeping this one simple plays to the benefit of the wings. It's mostly Frank's Hot Sauce with perhaps a touch of margarine, or oil and some extra shakes of garlic powder. - 4

The flavor...alriiiight! That's what I'm talking about. Juicy meat, crisp skin, and very slightly modified Frank's Hot Sauce sticking to the wings. Nice hot pepper and garlic with vinegar flavor melding along with the crisp wing. Wow. Very nice stuff. - 4.5

Edibility is excellent, as well. I can go much hotter than the typical hot wing, so this simple, modified Frank's Hot Sauce version was suitable for continued eating and kept me coming back for more. I ended up slamming double digits on day one and I couldn't wait to get into the leftovers the following day. No need for the blue cheese unless you love blue cheese. I happen to enjoy blue cheese but I wouldn't put it on till my last bite because the sauce is so uncorrupted that you have to respect the simplicity of it all before introducing any foreign elements. - 4.5

Overall, I would be eating these once a week if I didn't have so many other food items to attend to. Everyone I know that has had these, have spoken highly of them. Even my buddy, Eric(egajdzis) speaks highly of them and he's about as picky as I am, if not more with local cuisine. Grab 'em and enjoy! - 4

Total Score: 4.3/5

Ortino's has 5 taps featuring local Pennsylvania craft beer, or other beers featured from the Philadelphia area, or beyond. There are also 2 large coolers directly to the right when you walk in with different six packs of craft beers, imports, and macro/malt liquor. Straight ahead, there is a mix of malt liquor and craft beer with other microbrews featured in the Philly area and beyond. A nice beer find for the Philadelphia suburbs.

Ortino's Website

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