Friday, June 29, 2012

Time flies...

It's hard to believe it's been a year since Shaylyn and I posted on this website. We were talking about it just the other day and came to the conclusion that it's time to get it up and running again.

Sorry for the long hiatus, folks. Look for updates weekly from here until the foreseeable future.

Some exciting changes, too. In addition to chicken wings, Shaylyn will be reviewing various restaurants and meals and food items. We felt it was time for an expansion and a change. Her tastebuds are changing and her food interests are expanding.

So, check for a first update soon and regular updates from that point forward.

Thanks so much for sticking around and for visiting this blog.


Sam (the editor and the Chick's dad)

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Harold's Chicken

Harold's Chicken
1208 E 53rd Street
Chicago, IL 60615
Hyde Park Neighborhood
(773) 752-9260

Just like every kid, I really like not having to be in school--which is just one of the reasons why I like Spring Break.

Another reason is that my dad takes me on a small vacation every Spring Break. This year we went to Chicago to see some friends and go to the Field Museum and to the University of Chicago Oriental Institute.

We also had some chicken wings.

My future aunt, Jen, wanted us to try a place called Harold's, which is near the University of Chicago. She said it was not only good, but it was where President Barack Obama used to dine when he was just a local politician. That's why I wanted to go.

We ordered when we got there and my dad had to talk through a thick piece of glass and pick up the food through a weird revolving door. I ordered three chicken wings and they were really big. They weren't cut up, serving the whole wing, and they were breaded, which I normally don't like and, unfortunately, I didn't like it this time either. It was really salty.

The meat of the chicken was juicy at first, but if you let the chicken sit for too long (and I had to, because it was really hot when we got it) it dried out pretty bad.

And, if I haven't complained enough, their hot sauce was just a bit too hot for me, though it was very thick and dipped very well.

In the end, I liked some things about Harold's (it was cool that you got a slice of white bread with for each separate order) and there were things I really didn't like (I don't think most people eat in at Harold's--it wasn't very clean and not very eat-in friendly). So, in the end, I'm going to give Harold's a 6 out of 10. It's not my favorite, but I've had worse.

My dad said the chicken breast was juicy and great tasting and Kim liked the chicken nuggets. They said it was better than KFC. They both said it was real cheap, which they liked a lot.

If you try it, I hope you like it!

Final Rating: 6-of-10

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Chick 'N Wings back from short hiatus

Sorry about being gone. I wasn't feeling well, and then my dad has been really busy and hasn't been able to make me wings. I'm back though and will have a new review up next week. Dad bought some new sauce and I'm going to try that out, and then I may be reviewing Stucko's in Marquette.

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Domino's announces new wings

First of all, I hate the phrase "boneless wing." It's a chicken tender!

Anyway, now that I have ranted, I wanted to let everyone know that Domino's has announced a new chicken menu that will be hitting a location near you. Instead of their old chicken kickers, which I never reviewed but really didn't care for, they will have a boneless wing with dipping sauces. In addition, they are going to have a new recipe for their regular chicken wings. I don't know if that's exciting, or not--I kind of liked the old wings.

Here's an article in Crain's Business Journal about it.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

In Jim's Opinion

So my dad just pointed out that my blog was mentioned by Jim Koski, a DJ at my favorite radio station, Q107-WMQT in Marquette, in his blog called "In Jim's Opinion."

Here's the link and it's the Feb. 15 post.

Sonya Thomas sets new speed-eating record for wings

One of the things I would like to do a little more on the site is post, but there are only so many chicken wings my dad is willing to buy each week (he'll come around eventually). So, my dad came up with the idea of posting a chicken wing related news piece or article or links to other chicken wing blogs and sites.

So, this time we decided to post a cool news article we found about Sonya Thomas setting the new speed-eating record for wings. She calls herself the Black Widow. She even beat Joey Chestnut, who my dad says is the top eater in the world.

You can visit the page by clicking here, and there's a video, too.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mueller's Pizza

Mueller's Pizza
447 W. Washington Street
Marquette, MI 49855

A few nights ago, I ate some wings from Mueller's Pizza's new location in Marquette. They are from Escanaba originally and just opened up on Washington Street in downtown Marquette. My dad wanted to try their pizza, so we stopped in.

I ordered 12 wings and asked for sauce on the side. The sauces I asked for were buffalo, hot buffalo and garlic.

The wings were cooked 'naked,' which is how I like them. They were full of juicy meat, which is my favorite part. They were not too small and were cooked so the skin was nice and crispy.

Out of the sauces I got, I liked the regular buffalo the best. It didn't really taste like any buffalo sauces I've tried before, so I can't compare it to any. It had a good heat and full flavor, but it was not as good as Frank's Red Hot or some of my other favorites.

The hot buffalo was spicy, and a lot of people might think its too hot.

I did not like the garlic at all. It definitely tasted like garlic but was too salty for me.

I will rate the wings a 7 ½. They are pretty good, and I will have them again if my dad goes there for pizza. Of course, you should try them, too, and let me know what you think.

Final rating: 7.5-out-of-10