Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Teresa's Next Door (Wayne) - Wings

The texture is of a crisp but tender wing.  I used the knife to cut between the joints and the tips but the meat was so juicy and tender by being cooked as a whole, unbroken wing, that it didn't take much. - 4
The sauce is more like a glaze than the typical drenched wing that I'm used to having.  It's still hot and packed with some flavor but I'm more of a "messy" wing lover.  Not that I can't appreciate what TND does with their wings but sloppiness isn't always a bad thing.  Plus, a little bit more sauce adds to the punch of the pieces of exposed chicken you get when you cut off the drumstick from the wing. - 3

The flavor is nice.  Not sure if these bad boys are cooked with a dry rub, or salt first but there is an addictive flavor bursting out of the skin.  It's not the sauce but there is a wonderful punch of flavor that you get once you sink your teeth into these wings. - 4

The edibility is great.  Nothing overpowering here.  Just lots of flavor, clean, crisp, and moist.  It's no wonder these wings have garnered the attention that they've received over the past few years.  Very delicious with a mild snap from the skin and a juicy, flavorful meat underneath.  I had no problem chowing down the entire plate for lunch. - 4.5

Overall, these are top notch wings.  Lots of flavor.  Plenty of "oomph".  Outright delicious.  If my biggest gripe is the small amount of sauce and lack of sloppiness, I can get over it because the positives are far greater than my aching to have my fingers and lips covered in an orange-red glow. - 4

Total Score: 3.9/5

TND always has great beers on draft, and in bottles.  During this particular visit, I had a Nebraska Hop God:
look: 4
smell: 3
taste: 3.5
feel: 3
overall: 3

From notes...on draft at TND.

Appears a semi-transparent light gold with a fluffy white cap that slowly fades into tubular lacing wrapped around the tulip glass.

Smell is of sweet caramel, candy sugar, Belgian yeast, mild spices, citrus, floral notes, and wood.

Taste is of the aromas with a sweet, apple, citrus, and floral flavor clinging to the palate. It seems a bit on the sweet side like it didn't ferment all the way, or there was some unfermentables added.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, spritzy, sweet, and warming from the 10% abv.





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