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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Perkiomen Cafe (Oaks) - Hot Wings

The texture is extra crispy with a generous coating of hot sauce that doesn't break down that crispy exterior. - 4.5

The sauce is great.  Just hot enough with a oily butter sweetness that hangs out in the background with the peppery goodness being trumpeted atop the crispy shell. - 4.5

The flavor is of one of the best wings I've had in a while.  The juicy chicken underneath is fresh, flavorful and everything comes together with the crispiness to the sauce.  So simple yet so good. - 4.5

Edibility is really nice.  The burn is mild yet hot enough to keep me interested.  If you go on Tuesday, you'll get 8 wings for just $3.  I slammed all 8 with no problem and probably could've had a few more! - 4.5

Overall, this is a solid wing and one of the better ones out there.  They've managed to stay consistent through the years.  I first had these about 10 years ago and I was curious if they were still the same, or if my memory was cloudy.  Sure enough, they didn't disappoint and I was thrilled to have these wings live up to the reputation that many locals give them. - 4.5

Total Score: 4.5/5

The Perky isn't going to win over folks who are looking for a fine dining experience, or a night out with the family.  In fact, there is nothing fancy about the place.  It's a neighborhood bar where most of the patrons know each other.  If you can get past all that, go for the wings...they're worth it.

As for the beer selection, it's real slim though they manage to usually keep 1-2 decent selections on draft.  I spotted an Anchor Our Special Ale and Yard's Brawler on tap...and not getting any love the night I was there.  Funny part is that I asked the bartender for the Anchor beer and she struggled to figure out what I was talking about before finding it, pouring it, and a local stating that a beer from San Francisco was way out of place at The Perky.  I disagree.  I think the potential is there to expand on the beer selections, especially during a night when bands play.  You just have to offer the right beers and promote those beers!

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1 comment:

Brian P said...

Always love to hear about a good wing place not far from home. Will make sure to check it out.