If you consider yourself a connoisseur of the chicken wing, this place needs to make your restaurant bucket list. I'm from the west side of the cities, making D:Spot a bit of a field trip, but life had us in the area so we stopped in. There is nothing special itself about the restaurant; it's a strip mall place that would be classified as a dive bar if there was a bar. That is really the only shortcoming of D:Spot; wings without beer is like a day without sunshine. But don't let that stop you from visiting.
We were blown away by the number of wing choices on the menu, I didn't count but there has to be over 70. And the recipes range from simple buffalo to very complex flavor combinations worthy of a James Beard award. It's a bit overwhelming but the men behind the counter talked us through some of their favorites, and the most popular, and we settled on 4 types. We also got a small order of fries after reading they too were some of the best in town.
After ordering, we found a table, settled in, and watched the news on a big screen TV and watched dozens of people come in and pick up orders. It seems D:Spot does a lot of take-out business, and given the sparse and simple restaurant accommodations, this doesn't surprise me. We're now kicking ourselves for not getting a couple of dozen wings to-go to bring home and freeze for future wing cravings.
The verdict: Delicious. We were torn between the Kamikaze and the Tarantula, both Asian inspired wing flavors, and ended up getting both to do a side-by-side comparison. They were both very good, although I preferred the Kamikaze better and my husband preferred the Tarantula. The Tarantula flavor profile was heavy with ginger, and ginger is not my thing which is what tipped the scales in favor of the Kamikaze. There are a few options for traditional buffalo sauce and we opted for the Buffalo Bill; buffalo sauce with chunks of blue cheese. These were delicious. The buffalo sauce had so much flavor and the blue cheese chunks gave no need for dunking the wings (I didn't check, but there didn't seem to be an option for blue cheese dressing anyway). So if you like your buffalo wings with blue cheese or ranch, then order the Buffalo Bill or the El Rancho. We also tried the PB&J wings to be a bit more adventurous, and were surprised at how delicious these were. The peanut butter gives the wings a salty flavor and the grape reduction provides just a hint of sweetness. I don't know if I could eat more than a couple of these, but they were good. The seasoned fries were crispy and flavorful, but I wish I had skipped the fries to leave more room for wings (and I love fries!).
Wings do run about $1 to $1.25 each, expensive if you are used to going to less "gourmet" places. Don't let the price keep you away. These wings have meat on their bones, not like the pathetic chickens on a diet found elsewhere. I had 6 wings and was full (but that didn't stop me from eating 3 more until I was grossly stuffed). We plan on visiting again, but will either take friends or bring them home for a party so we can try a greater number of flavors with the help of others.
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