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Monday, January 3, 2011

Phamous Phil's BBQ (Collegeville) - Hot Wings

The texture is not of the typical wing, as these wings have been roasted out in the smoker, which sets Phil's wings in a whole different league of their own.  This method makes the internal juices turn to steam from the inside out, yielding a skin that has been pulled tightly around the meat.  - 4.5

The sauce is hot but it is slightly subdued because of the natural smokiness that the meat has taken on.  See the notes on the flavor category for greater detail. - 4

The flavor...due to the method of cooking these wings, along with the dousing of the hot sauce,  your taste buds end up in the quandary of enjoying the complex roastiness of toasted wood with hints of cooked apple and vanilla in the background, or riding the wave of endorphins caused by the peppery heat.  Very different & very good! - 4.5

The edibility is good.  I would say that the sauce is hotter than the standard hot sauce on wings but that roasty quality seems to mellow out the burn.  You get about 7-8 jumbo wings in a 1 pound order.  I started with a cup of soup before moving on to these bad boys for my meal.  They're big enough to fill your mid-day appetite. - 4

Overall, this is a nice wing that I look forward to getting into again in the near future.  It's not the typical hot wing, which to me, is the appealing factor about them.  Tender, and juicy on the inside, and exploding with flavor once you sink your teeth into them. - 4

Total Score: 4.2 / 5

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Marley said...

Nice! Happy new year to everyone, and a great 2011!

John at PHL Parking said...

I can imagine the smoky taste you are describing.

Unknown said...

As good as these wings are I'm still partial to the smoked meatloaf sandwich!

JimG said...

Love their stuff, especially the brisket and potato casserole. But the food too expensive. Always think something is missing from the order after I pickup an order and pay.