This little hole-in-a-wall in a not so great part of town just won the Sun-Sentinel's latest reader poll, which has about as much credibility as when someone on match.com tells you how smart and funny they are. They are a chain, and the Sun-Sentinel covers a large area, so name recognition may have more to do with them winning than anything else. I doubted that they'd be the "best in south florida", but I wanted to try them anyway.
Their website is a disaster; under construction they say, but they have a menu up there which says that wings are $7.95 for 10 and $8.95 if you want them grilled or with garlic. I called them up and asked for 10 wings buffalo medium grilled. The girl seemed perplexed and told me that they don't have grilled wings. Ok, well maybe it was an old menu. I'll take them any way you make them. When I picked them up I checked out their menu; they charge $8.95 without the grilling. The place didn't smell so good; couldn't quit pinpoint the source.
Wings Plus Chicken Wings
I'd read a few obviously bogus "reviews" on yelp and they claimed that the wings were big; these wings aren't big. They're smallish and rather dried out. The sauce is mostly butter; so how can butter be bad? But the celery is limp and the "blue cheese" tastes like mayo with bits of blue cheese thrown in. I'm not sure what the deal is with the poppy seeds that are in the blue cheese. There seems to be no point to them at all.
Now I don't dislike dried up wings in a buttery sauce, but its simply a misrepresentation to call these the best of anything. They're no better than what you can get at a lot of places. Anyone can melt some butter and throw in some hot sauce. There's nothing special here.
What I did discover is that this "chain" is really a franchise deal with each place independently owned with different menus. And what a great franchise owner they have with no website to advertise their businesses. They do apparently have their shill network going as they get a lot of positive buzz. If you ask me, its just more egg on the face of the Sun Sentinel.