|Lucille wants your wings, Jimbo|
I used a Buffalo Wild Wings gift card for wings last night. The gift card has been sitting in my wallet around two years. I am terrible using gift cards. I love getting them, but once I get them they vanish down my long-term memory rabbit hole. The only gifts cards I use fairly frequently (for me) are Amazon cards because I reload my account and buy stuff online a couple of times a year.
Wait. I’ve meandered. We were discussing wings.
I got a large order of flats only, with 4 different sauces and two orders of carrots & celery plus bleu cheese. It was just the wife and I, so the idea was to eat a late dinner while watching The Walking Dead. We live about 12 minutes from the restaurant, so when I started the online order at 7:50pm I was fully confident I’d be back with the wings by 9pm for the weekly dose of zombies.
At 8:10, we were still researching the sauces (when I say we, I don’t mean me.) This was how it went for 25 minutes:
Me: “How about the Caribbean Jerk?”
Wife: “…let me read the reviews. I want to know what’s in it. Where did it go? I just had it on my phone."
Wife: “…it was right hear. Let me back up a page.”
Wife: “…here’s a review. Let me read that.”
There were 4 sauces, gang. By the time I left the house, it was 8:15. I assumed I would just barely make it back in time.
To my great surprise, the order was ready when I walked into the restaurant at 8:28. I was in front of the TV by 8:50.
The wings? Not gourmet but okay, and the sauces were as such:
Caribbean Jerk: Fine by me, too hot for the wife (sorta like me).
Mild: Mild. Ordinary. No big deal
Garlic Parmesan: Tasty enough, and the garlic wasn’t overpowering, which made the wife happy. I like garlic in doses high enough that it seeps out of every pore in my body. But it gets a thumbs up.
BBQ Honey mustard: Tangy and sweet. A pleasant surprise.
Would I go there again? Yes, especially if I need wings in a hurry. On a 1-5 wing scale (1 being inedible and 5 being wing nirvana) they get a solid 2 wings. I will eat any wings, but I start enjoying them at ‘2’ so they made the cut. I’m not big on chain restaurants for wings, so that’s actually decent by my standards.
|Acceptable wings served up fast|
As to the Walking Dead: If Rick's folks don’t start killing some Saviors by the wing-bucket pretty damned soon, I’m going to get bored.
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It’s petition season. I will either start circulating a petition today, or I won’t run at all. (See the very next item on today’s entry.)
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Well, it’s been a nice 6 weeks recharging my batteries but the math doesn’t work, kids. Time to bump back up to 2 ¼ jobs.
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