March 18, 2009

Ain't no thang but a chicken wang

Hello again. Sorry, I know I have been lagging with the updates. I just finished taking my finals, but the hustle never stops. School and work are wearing me down. Have you ever read or watched Harry Potter? My O-chem lab feels just like a Potions class. You have to be real careful and good with your technique, and that's no joke kid.

A quick shoutout/congrats to my two buds who made it to Western U for Veterinary Medicine. Party time! Hopefully I'll be joining you next year.

I haven't had too many exciting eats lately, but I plan to capitalize the free time I will have this week and the next. So without further ado...

Wing Stop. I had tried this place once on a previous occasion in Chino (in the 24 Hour Fitness Plaza).

They have a variety of bottled beers, but the only thing they had on tap was Newcastle and Bud Light. I told the guy I wanted the Newcastle, and he poured me a Bud. When I pointed this out, he asked if I wanted the Bud. Whoohoo, free beer!

I guess this place is popular for offering a variety of different flavors for their wings: Atomic, Cajun, Original Hot, Mild, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Parmesan, Hawaiian, Teriyaki. You can sample their sauces before you choose. If you're wondering what the Hawaiian was, it was just a simple sweet and sour sauce. I ended up getting 10 wings, where you could choose 2 different flavors, and got the Hot and BBQ. The pictures I took with my phone aren't worth posting up, since I took better ones today, but I will say that there wasn't a whole lot of meat on the wings, and the BBQ flavor was nothing to write home about. I don't know about it being "smoked." It just tasted really sweet to me. The hot was a bit tangy and decent. I'm guessing that the wings are made to order because it took a while for our order to came out, and there was no one else in the place. Overall my impression was that it was an average place that was a bit pricey.

Wing Stop
4200 Chino Hills Pkwy
Chino Hills, CA 91709

I ended up trying it again last night w/ a friend in their Glendora location. We got the 35 wing meal that came with fries, a side of veggie sticks (carrots and celery), and the choice of two sauces (ranch, bleu cheese, and honey mustard), in which we opted for the first two. you can see the sauces hidden on the left side. The meal cost $25.29, and along with two beers (again they had a wide selection of bottled, but only Bud Light and Newcastle on tap @ $3.50 each) the total came out to be $33.88. You get to choose up to three flavors for the 35 combo.

The meal. I wish they had given us more veggies, but it was a fair amount. 4 sticks each of fresh thickly cut carrots and celery. The large fries given were a good amount but weren't as crisp as I'd have liked. At both locations, the fries had this strangely sweet flavor to them. I don't know exactly what it was...

Lemon pepper. These sort of tasted like they had been brushed with the same seasoning as the fries. I don't know why, but I think of crack when I imagine the workers sprinkling this onto the wings.

Cajun, which is just their original hot flavor with some special seasoning, which tasted mostly like oregano. The wings definitely had a nice kick that burnt your lips, but wasn't to the hotness level that you'd be sweating trying to eat these. For those that would like that, go for their "atomic" sauce.

The mild. Not much to really say about is what it is.

The meat was again on the small ratio. The wings weren't drenched in the sauce, but it was still good amount. I wish we asked for the wings to come out in segments or something, so they wouldn't have gotten cold. The 35 wing combo, although it may seem a lot, is just the right amount for two people.

Service at both Wing Stops was friendly. It just takes a while for your food to come out, so be forewarned. Open until midnight.

1365 E Gladstone St
Glendora, CA 91740

Lastly, one of the places on my list to check out was The Donut Man in Glendora, so I was looking forward to a strawberry donut for dessert, even though I was pretty full from our meal.

I was surprised to find out that it is a small little place (and funnily enough, next to a gym. oh those poor souls) that has their goods displayed in the windows, in which you order from the outside. There is no inside seating, so your choices are either eating in the car or sitting on one of the two lone benches in front of the store. If you look on the bottom left corner, you can see their apple donuts (click the pic for zoom). I've also read that they make peach donuts when its in season.

But I was here for their strawberry donut ($2.75). A glazed donut cut in half and filled with so many strawberries that it looked like that one boa who tried to eat an alligator and burst. The syrup/glaze was a little too sweet for my liking, but the strawberries were delicious, and the glazed donut was a nice light compliment. It wasn't soggy either, which was a good sign that the donut hadn't been sitting out for some time. All of this was washed down with some good ol 2% milk ($1.25). I was done after this. By the time I got home, I abandoned any hope of going out for St. Patty's Day to let my stomach have a break...

915 E Route 66
Glendora, CA 91740

24 hours. Cash only, but they got an ATM machine on the side.

Posts always take longer than I think they will. I'm out folks. Gonna sleep like a baby tonight. See yaaa.

3 rah rah rahs:

shavedicesundays said...

Those wings look really good. Barely passed OChem. Haven't made much use of it since. Happy Lost Night!

Barefoot Plumies said...

I love wings and those look really good! A friend of mine just told me about the wings at Albertson's. We tried all 4 varieties by our house and we liked the honey and cajun wings the best. Not bad for a grocery store.

That strawberry donut looks heavenly! Wish I was having that with my coffee instead of oatmeal right now.

Anonymous said...

Wing Stop puts sugar on their fries. True story.

Mmmm Donut Man... I've always wanted to go.

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