Posts Tagged ‘Wings’

Newtown’s Clubhouse

September 2, 2009

Clubhouse Bar & Grill sign Newtown, PADonna and I were hungry Sunday afternoon so we headed south to Washington’s Crossing to have a burger at the Lion Heart Pub but unfortunately it had closed and was under renovation to become an Italian restuarant next month. Instead we headed towards Newtown in search of a decent burger and new place to post about.  We drove by Issac Newton’s, knowing they had great burgers but I wanted a new place to post about. We ended up at the Clubhouse Bar and Grill.

We grabbed seats on the outdoor patio as it was sunny and warm. Donna ordered the Potato Skins and Chicken Wings and I went for the Burger and Pizza Fries.

Potato Skins at Clubhouse B&G in Newtown PA

The Potato Skins, turned out to be the best appetizer of the meal. The standard portion of four skins were generously filled with potato, Cheddar Cheese and real Bacon.  The dish comes with Sour Cream on the side but Donna doesn’t use it.  The skins were a little dry so Donna used some of the Blue Cheese Dressing from the wings to give the skins a little more tang and some moisture. The skins componets are a classic mixture of tastes and textures making them an easy order here at the Clubhouse or just about any decent bar or restaurant.

Chicken Wings at the Clubhouse B&G in Newtown, PADonna’s Chicken Wings looked promising as they arrived at the table but turned to average as we tasted them. These were the Biggest Wings I have seen yet in Bucks County but the lack of a crisp skin got them rated as average. They were cooked thoughout but could have used a few minutes more to crisp the skin.  The Hot Sauce dressing was simply hot sauce and margerine leaving a big opportunity to flavour the wings rather than just make them “hot”.  The dish did come with Carrots and Celery, both of which rarely come together here in Bucks County but the Blue Cheese dressing was lacking Blue Cheese morsels to give it any tang or texture. So these wings ending up being average for us.  Not bad just not up the standard set by other restaurants on the Best of Bucks – Top 5 Wings list created here on the blog.

Bacon and Bleu Burger at the Clubhouse B&G, Newtown, PAMy Bacon and Bleu Burger came with a good sized burger patty, two real Bacon slices, Lettuce and Tomato with Dill Pickle and Potato Chips on the side. Also on the side was an addition serving of the Blue Cheese dressing to serve as the Bleu portion of the burger. I was disappointed that it was dressing rather than actual Blue Cheese morsels that I had gotten at other places here in Bucks County. The medium rare turned out to be medium well so the dressing did come in handy giving the burger some much needed moisture. The untoasted bun was decent and fresh but could have been improved by a few minutes on the grill. It was an OK burger but there are better choices here in Bucks County. Check out the Best of Bucks Co list for suggestions.

Pizza Fries at the Clubhouse B&G in Newtown, PA

Sometimes you get what you order and it doesn’t taste like you thought it would.  The Pizza Fries that day were an example of that.  I knew my burger would come with potato chips so I wanted some fries to go with the burger. The Clubhouse menu offers a half-dozen different kinds of fries but for some reason the pizza fries sound the tastest. Our waiter described them as a large order of fries, covered in Marinara Sauce and Mozzerella cheese.  And that’s exactly how them came but unfortunately the dish didn’t work for me.  Somehow the marinara sauce came across as being slightly metalic and not at all like a pizza sauce I was dreaming about when I ordered. We both had several trys at them and as time when on the fries got soggy.  The cheese was good by itself but the combo didn’t work for us.  It might work for you but it didn’t work well for us.  Least we know.

Net-net we had average appetizers a decent outdoor patio. If you are looking for a great place for Wings or Burgers, try the Best of Bucks County Top 5 Lists.  Let me know what you think about the Clubhouse below in the comment box.

Read other reviews about the Clubhouse here, here and here.

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Clubhouse Bar & Grill – 501 S State St, Newtown, PA 18940-1933              215-860-5566

Yes, this is a Smoking Establishment

July 21, 2009

D'Ag's Bar SignDonna and I went for a drive Sunday to the Ottsville Inn in northern Bucks County. I remember seeing ads for it  Bucks County Hearld and always wanted to go but when we got there is was closed.

Ottsville Inn signSo we ended up at D’Ag’s just down the 611 from the Ottsville Inn. The first thing I noticed on the way in was a sign that said “Yes, this is a Smoking Establishment”. So OK Dorthy we may not be in Kansas any more. LOL. This was not a restaurant, this was a Bar and proud of it.

 It was dark inside but despite the warning, actually not smokey at all.  The U-Shaped Bar was full of regulars and competative game of skeet ball was underway. It reminder me of the U sharped bar at the Pineville Tavern just a little bigger.  Donna and I found our way to a table in the middle area of the bar and sat down. We reviewed the one page menu and checked out the Happy Hour Complementry Kielbasa & Kraut and Perogies. Donna opted for the Amgus Burger and I went for the Hot Wing.

D'Ag's Angus BurgerDonna’s Burger was a great bar burger. Cheap, tasty and fast. The toasted bun arrived with a char-grilled 4 ounch patty with some decent processed cheese. The burger comes with choice of ketchup or no ketchup but you can get French Fries instead of chips. It was a working man’s burger in a working man’s bar.

D'Ag's Chicken WingsI went for the Chicken Wings. The waitress advised they came as either BBQ or Hot but I could get the Hot Sauce on the side. She made it seem like they were going to burn my mouth off so I decided to go with the sauce on the side. The wings arrived quickly as good bar food does. I was surprised that they order came with Baby Carrots when virtually every other places we had wings didn’t offer carrots. The medium sized wings we nice and crispy, just like I like them. The Hot Sauce was actually pertty mild and basically the classic butter and commerical hot sauce mixed together. I found the sauce a little runny but mild enough for me. The Blue Cheese Dressing was very good with some good cheese chunks on the bottom of the sauce. A good mayo based sauce that matched with sweet chicken meat. A good wing and at a great bar price.  For other wing suggestions, check out the Best of Bucks County – Wings page.

My fellow bloggers at Bucks County Taste have a great post on what makes up a great bar and based on their criteria I think  D’Ag’s would score pretty high although I didn’t see a lot of bourbon being consumed.  I think D’Ag’s is a Cool Bar and I can’t wait to go there for an Eagles Game cause I gotta believe the place with rock.

Oh head’s up they take only cash

D’Ag’s, 7349 Easton Road, Pipersville PA 18947                       215-766-9605

Hard Rock Wings

June 27, 2009

Ryan and I got to spend Friday in New York City doing some touristy things. We started our visit out by getting a personal studio tour of the Howard Stern Show, then a tour of Times Square including a visit to the Hard Rock Cafe, a visit to BLT Prime (more on that later) and finally a comedy show at Ha! It was a great father-son day.  You can see the photos of the Stern Studio tour at my and Ryan’s Facebook pages.  

No visit to Times Square is not complete without a visit to the Hard Rock Cafe.  The Cafe is almost a museum that also serves food and sells T Shirts.  They have some great Rock ‘n Roll memorabilia all over the store if you haven’t been there before.  Ryan and I stopped in around 4:30 for a drink and some Chicken Wings. I knew they could not qualify for my Best of Bucks Co. Wings Top 5 list but I thought I should report on them in case you are in the neighbourhood. LOL.

Hard Rock Cafe Chicken WingsThe Chicken Wings were good but not great.  The Medium Sized wings arrived quickly from kitchen despite a large crowd on a Friday afternoon. The skin was not crispy but cooked thru.  A little more cooking time could have done the job here. The wings come spicy or BBQ but we stuck to trying the spicy and they were Spicy.  The first bite put the heat in you mouth and it stuck around even after you swallowed.  Not really a flavourful heat but just a burn. Once the burn died down, you did get a good chicken taste.  The celery was fresh and crisp but two different sizes that was a little weird for me.  The “White Blue Cheese” dressing had obviously made hours before because all the cheese pieces were at the bottom of the container.  Once I fished out a piece of cheese, it was pretty bland and missing of the tang that a good blue cheese has. The cheese did cool some of the heat from the sauce so it was OK. The wings were big enough that it made a enough of an appetizer for Ryan and me to share.

Read another review of the Hard Rock Cafe here.

Hard Rock Café, 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036,                   (212) 343-3355

Phillies Phan Phood

June 19, 2009

Phillies ScoreboardI got to go to the Phillies-Baltimore Game tonight as a guest of Chris and his company, a major healthcare portal, so I thought I would do an article on food at the Phillies ball park.

Harry The K'sWe started the evening out at McFadden’s but it was so noisy that we only had one drink and headed into the park. Chris suggested we head up to Harry The K’s Bar and Grille. We ended up sitting under the “P” in Park under the Phillies scoreboard in Left Field.  It was a unique view of the field where we had great service from Teri, some good company and some decent food.

Phillies Chicken WingsThe first group of appetizers included some decent wings, Philly cheesesteak spring rolls, fries and chicken fingers. The Chicken Wings were good.  They had a nice heat to them, fairly meaty and nice roasted chicken taste finish. I usually like a crispy skin but as the wings cooled the skin seem to crisp up.  I think the reality was they were drying out but they were good.  The Blue Cheese dressing was surprisingly good. Nice tang from the blue cheese, mostly a sour cream base that cooled the heat of the wings and some small cheese chunks to give the sauce some texture.

Cheesesteak SpringrollsAn interesting dish on the menu was Cheesesteak Spring Rolls. These rolls had a nice crisp wrapper that contrasted to the soft gooey meat and cheese filling.  The filling actually tasted like a cheesesteak sandwich. The group’s only concerns with the dish was the meat to cheese ratio of the filling, which we all liked but wanted more meat, and the fact that we couldn’t order more than two rolls per order. That didn’t work with a group so well.  The mayo based sauce had a bit of heat to it so it was great for dipping. Definitely worth trying.

Chicken FingersThe Chicken Fingerswere huge, I hate to see their hands. LOL.  The batter was very light and flavourful and the meat was moist and sweet. The mayo based sauce matched well to the fingers completing the dish.

Hot DogNo, baseball game can be played without a Hot Dog. So our second course was hot dogs. It was the 6th inning so we went for dogs.  These great 6 inch dogs, had a nice steamed dense bun almost like a potato bun. The actual wiener was mildly spiced and well cooked. Someone, who will remain nameless, liked her dog with ketchup only.  The rest of us went for mustard and/or relish.  The dogs were great and perfect for our second course and for the first course anytime at the ball park.

We enjoyed our food at the ball park, it was just a shame the Phillies lost but 40% of our group was hoping for the O’s. Glad I got to go an spend some time with the group but the Phillies will win next time. LOL.

The Wyck

June 8, 2009

Candlewyck Beer & Ale

I got a recommendation from Chowhound CWDonald  to try Ted’s and the Candlewyck for great burgers.  The Candlewyck is closer and we were hunger so we tried it.  We have been going to the Wyck since we arrived in the US in 2001 but haven’t officially blogged about it.  We have always had good food there and this visit was no exception.

CW suggested that we try the Black & Blue burger or the Steakburger. Donna decided to try the Steakburger.  The menu said it came with cheddar cheese, onion sticks and A1 sauce. Steakburger at the Wyck We forgot to order the fries as CW recommended but the burger was filling enough without them.  As you can see the generous 6 oz Patty is covered in onion sticks and Cheddar Cheese.  I think they are smart covering the onion sticks with cheese rather than the other way around.  The cheese keeps the onion sticks in place.  Onion Sticks btw are inch, inch ‘n half pieces of sweet onions battered and deep fried prior to being placed on the burger. The batter was a little thick but they maintained their onion flavour. The first bite you could pick up the A1 Sauce,yes A1 on a burger LOL making the combination of burger, onions and A1 sauce actually taste like a steak. It’s a wonderful burger and worthy of our Best of Bucks Co – Burgers – Top 5 listing.

Chicken Wings at the WyckI had the Chicken Wings.  You could smell the heat as the order of 11 wings arrived.  The smell was misleading as the actual wings were Medium Heat and most likely mild if you really like heat but I like medium so I was good to go.  The wings look crispy but they are not.  I found out later that if you want them crispy you can ask and they will do them crispy for you. I didn’t know then, now I know. The small to medium sized wings were actually very good despite my initial disappointment about the crispness. The heat is immediate when you bite into them but it’s a sweet heat and continues into a nice after-burn after you swallow. The flesh is well cooked, moist and a nice chicken flavour.  A nice addition was the Blue Cheese Dressingwhich had a nice grey colour to it from the plentiful chunks of blue cheese.  This was the best Blue Cheese dressing we have covered on the blog so far.  The celery was crisp and fresh.  A very good wing and worthy of addition to our Best of Bucks Co – Wings Top 5 list

The Wyck also offers a full menu and daily specials plus over 300 different Beers and Ales from around the world.

Read other review about the Cadlewyck here, here and here.

Candlewyck Beer & Ale, Rte 413 & Rte 263, Buckingham, PA, 18912                  215-794-8233 

Live Music and a Great Burger

May 29, 2009

John & Peter’s is the oldest continually owned music club in the USA and it’s right here in New Hope, PA. They have live entertainment everyday of the year and twice on Saturday and Sundays.  Over the years artists many artists including; MARTIN MULL, PENN & TELLER , JOHN SEBASTIAN,  GEORGE THOROGOOD, COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD, NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE, MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER, RICHIE SAMBORA, JOHN HAMMOND, NORAH JONES, IRON BUTTERFLY, BADFINGER, ORLEANS, TINY TIM, and SLIM PICKINS (from Dallas, Texas) have played this tiny venue either on the way up or the way down but they played here.

Best Burgers in Town - Peter and John'sBut Donna and I didn’t go for the music, we went for the burgers.  Robbie had recommended J&P last weekend when we were on our Memorial Day Weekend Best in Bucks Burger Search but we didn’t make it. We made it tonight and it was a good recommendation.

Pork WingsTo start we went for the Pork Wings. Four weeks ago I had never heard of pork wings in my 50+ years and now two times this month.  We ran into them the first time at Big Bob’s BBQ and they were very tasty so we had to try them again.  These wings were coated in apple cinnamon glaze and tasted more like pulled pork than the “mini-ham” wings we had at Big Bob’s. These were equally large and moist as Big Bob’s. Pork Wing at John & Peter'sOne surprise was that the Apple and Cinnamon glaze did not penetrate the pork flesh but remained on the surface.  That was a little disappointing for the first bite until I realized the existing taste was a great pulled pork taste. The huge size to the wings made this appetizer very filling.

Cheesesteak with Tater Tots - John & Peter'sDonna decided to go for the Cheesesteak for her main.  That came with Sauteed Onions and Provolone Cheese with a side of Tater Tots. This classic sandwich is still Number 3 on our Sandwich Survey (shameless plug for taking the Sandwich Survey, if you haven’t taken it yet, take it now.) Donna’s sandwich was full of tender, moist beef covered in gooey cheese and caramelized onions.  Very tasty.  The Tater Tots were truly bite sized, crispy on the outside with a good potato taste on the inside. 

John & Peter's Burger

There is only one burger on the menu and it comes standard with lettuce, red onions, tomato slices, pickles and potato chips. To customize your burger,  John & Peter’s offers 6 Cheese Options; cheddar, Swiss, mozza, goat, blue cheese and pepper jack plus they also offer jalapenos, saute onions, saute peppers, salsa, mushrooms, roasted peppers and bacon.  I got mine with Swiss Cheese, Mushrooms and Bacon.  My first impression was the amount of bacon on the burger-5 slices.  After I assembled the burger, it was huge. The first bite made me feel like Guy Fieri from the Food Network.  I had to cut the burger in half to make it managable. In doing so I lost control of the mushrooms which squirted out onto the potato chips. No biggie but if they cooked the muchroom covered in cheese rather than place them on top of the cheese they may have stayed in the burger. The burger was very moist and I ended using three large napkins.  The burger was cooked Medium Rare, becoming the first burger we reviewed being pink in the middle. The biggest taste of this burger was the strong bacon taste and the actual ground beef taste. Another first as the fix’ins had overcome the meat taste in other reviewed burgers on the first couple of bites. The moist perfectly cooked 8 oz of ground beef, the amount of bacon, cheese options and fresh veggie options makes it one of the Best Burgers in Bucks.  Check out the other Best of Bucks- Burgers here.

It’s fun taking pictures of food in restaurants, you get all kinds of comments but at John & Peter’s, I got to meet Erik and his wife, Lisa  and their friend at the bar and Dan and his girlfriend at the next table.  Eric recommended the Pork Wings. Dan recommended the Catfish Po’Boy which came with homemade Remoulade Sauce which he had just finished.

Shout out to our wait staff Patti and “Pumpkin”.  “Pumpkin” was telling us The Raven is opening up soon under new management so we will be reporting from there soon.  The Raven used to be Donna and my favourite upscale restaurant in New Hope.

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John & Peter’s 96 South Main Street, New Hope, PA, 18938          215-862-5981

Super Burger at Mike’s

May 27, 2009
Mikes York Street Bar & Grill
Mike’s York Street Bar & Grill

I extended the Memorial Day Weekend Best of Bucks – Burger Search by one day and went to Mike’s York Street Bar & Grill.  Thanks and shout out to Chowhound TwoBellies for suggesting Mikes.  I went there today and had a very good burger.

Mike's Wings

As an appetizer, I had their wings.  You get about 12 wings in an order with some blue cheese dressing and come celery sticks.  When waitress Donna brought them I could smell the hot sauce aroma coming off the wings and figured I was in for some heat. Wrong, they ended up being the mildest of the all the wings we tasted during the Weekend Burger Search. The skin was soft and hot to touch.  The well cooked wings were good to eat but the missing heat took away from the wing experience.  The Blue Cheese Dressing appeared watery at first but with some stirring it thicken as all the cheese curds we stuck to the bottom of the cup. Even after stirring, the dressing was the most watery of the dressing we tasted this extended weekend. Net-net ok wings but there are better options here and better wings elsewhere.

Mike's Super BurgerOne of the better options here is the Mike’s Super Burger. Of the five burgers offered on the menu, this is their most popular Mike’s according to my waitress Donna. The burger comes with bacon, mushrooms, sautéed onions and Cheddar cheese. The egg-wash coated bun did it best to try and contain the ingredients but several pieces of cheese-coated mushrooms kept sliding out.  They were usually easy to find on top of the generous order of well seasoned fries. LOL and get lots of napkins. 

The burger comes with a steak knife and with Donna’s suggestion I carved the burger in to pieces make the eating easier. The first bite was delicious with the perfectly sauteed onions, cheddar cheese and mushroom forming this triumphant combo of taste, texture and aroma. Just wonderful. The second bite you pick up the crunch and smoke of the bacon. Then the third bite you get the ground beef, cooked to a perfect medium as requested. A great burger and worthy of inclusion on our Best of Bucks – Burger Top 5 list.

Mike’s has also been recognized as Bucks Best Sports Bar and Best Ribs by the local newspaper.  Since I have a Best in Bucks Ribs category, I will have to go back and get me some of them. Until then, please use the comment link or reply box below to suggest other great places in Bucks for me to try and report on.  Thanks again for helping break the 2,000 mark earlier this week.

Mike York's Street Bar & Grill on Urbanspoon

Mike’s York Street Bar & Grill, 544 York Rd, Warminster, PA 18974               (215) 672-3300

There’s a Bubba’s in North Bucks

May 25, 2009

Bubba's Pot Belly Stove Restaurant

Thanks and shout out to Chowhound Bucksguy14 for his recommendation of Bubba’s Pot Belly Stove restaurant for our Memorial Day Weekend Best of Bucks Burger Search.  Bubba’s burgers are truly worth the trip to North Bucks.

Bubba’s is located on Route 309 just about a mile south of the Bucks-Lehigh County line. The rustic interior reminded me of some the Muskoka lodges north of Toronto. You know the kind where there is polished varnished wood on the floor, walls and ceiling, stuffed animals and beer brand mirrors on the walls and a very comfortable feel to the place.

Chicken Wings at Bubba's Pot Belly Stove restaurant

Donna and I shared the chicken wings as our appetizer. The menu offers them as Mild, Hot or Deadly.  The hot scared us and deadly was never an option, so we went with mild.  The wings arrived quickly and were pipping hot. The skin was very crispy, the best we have had recently in that aspect. The heat was very mild but the meat was moist with a good fried chicken taste. The Blue Cheese Dressing had a nice tang to it coming from the cheese and a higher mayo to sour cream ratio. We used the fresh Celery Sticks to fish out cheese chucks which confirmed that the tang was coming from the blue cheese. I would recommend the Hot version.  Bubba’s actually bakes those wings in large batches in hot sauce and then deep fry the individual orders as they come in.  The baked-in heat and heat of the frying intensified the wings making them very satisfying.  Donna and I both agree that the “hot” wings should be included in our Best of Bucks – Wings Top 5 list.   Check out other Top 5 wings at that page.

Gene White burger at Bubba's Pot Belly Stove restaurantFor my entree, I ordered the Gene White burger after getting our waitress Milan’s burger recommendations.  Bubba’s serves 10 different burgers each with different combinations of cheeses, mushrooms, onions and bacon. All Bubba burgers come with lettuce, raw yellow onions, tomato, dill pickle spear and potato chips. What makes the Gene White special are the two Fried Onion Rings and Blue Cheese. The Gene White burger might know the Blaine Burger at Isaac Newton’s as they both are very similar in ingridents. After I assembled the burger, I took a bite. The fried and raw onions dominated the first bite, the tomato came thru in the second and the third was dominated by salty blue cheese. The char-broiled meat then began to balance the flavours into one great burger taste. The bun was very good in controlling the pile of ingredients buts yet soft and absorbent enough to capture their juices. A very good burger.

British Burger at Bubba's Pot Belly Stove

Donna chose the British Burger.  Cheddar cheese and saute onions make the difference for this burger.  The perfectly Sauteed Onions were almost transparent and almost glowed on top of the melted cheddar cheese.  Donna reported that the sweetness of the onions matched well with sharpness of the Cheddar Cheese. Donna’s patty was also char-broiled reminding both of us of burgers cooked over charcoal at outdoor campfires.  The rustic decor of the room supported that vision of the burger. Donna agreed that these burgers were worthy of inclusion on the Best of Bucks – Burger Top 5 list make our Memorial Day Weekend Search successful.

Onion Rings at Bubba's Pot Belly restaurant

We also ordered a side order of Onion Rings.  They were lightly battered with nice thick slices of sweet onions.  The batter was crunchy  but did not overwhelm the onion flavour. A very nice side.

Some other items that Milan shared with us that were popular were the Dinner Specials, the French Onion Soup and the ribs.  The four Dinner Specials that day included different scampi and Prime Rib all for under $20. They also offer different kinds of omelets for late breakfasts and for some reason the omelets are served with steak fries.  I will have to try that someday when my doctor is not reading this.

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Bubba’s Potbelly Stove, 1485 N West End Blvd, Quakertown, PA 18951     215-536-8308

Forget the Apple – Try the Beers

May 24, 2009

Isaac Newton's, Newtown PA

Our Memorial Day Weekend Best Burger in Bucks Search naturally took Donna and I to Isaac Newton’s in Newtown. Poker buddies Jill and Scott work there and normally that would be enough to visit but Isaac Newton’s reputation for good burgers and lots of different beers earned the visit.

Isaac Newton's Beer Tap List

Isaac’s offers 19 different beers and ales on tap and an additional 200 bottle brands including some of those great Belgium brews I tasted on my last trip to Brussels.  All of these are offered as take out.  In addition to the wide variety of beers and ales, Isaac’s holds weekly Beer Seminars on Thursdays hosted by different breweries.  The seminars are a great chance to round out your beer knowledge and to sample different offerings from breweries. They also offer Specialty Keg Wednesdays, when they tap a rare and hard to find keg. Check their Web site to see what coming up next week.

Special Beers List at Isaac's Newton's

Make sure you check out the Special Beer Boardover the main bar at Isaac’s.  The beers are truly special and not available widely.  I loved the humour the beers are presented with.  In fact the entire place has a good tongue-in-cheek attitude making it an enjoyable visit. In fact since we visited mid-afternoon on a slow Saturday, some of the staff were having a super soaker water gun fight outside the restaurant. LOL.

We came with the purpose of having Wings and Burgers but the menu offers a full set of dining options including a pretty broad kids’ menu.  I would recommend the place for lunch or dinner.

Issac Newton's Wings

As for the Chicken Wings,  Isaac’s offers only one menu offering so you may need to special order yous thru the attentive wait staff.  We just went for the menu offering and got the order to the right.  There are about 9 wings to the pound making each wing a little larger than you get a most places. When the wings arrived, you could smell the heat coming from the almost fluorescent orange wings. That was scary at first since Donna and I don’t do a lot of heat but the first bite relieved our stress as they were, in fact, medium in heat. Medium Heat to me is when you bite into the wing you can taste the heat but it’s not overwhelming the taste of the chicken and burning your mouth.  You should get a nice after-burn once you swallow the meat.  These wings has a nice crispy skin so that with the heat, they give a great mouth feel. The chicken meat flavour actually does come thru on these wings reminding me of really good fried chicken with out the hot sauce.  Isaac’s wing order comes with a creamy blue cheese dressing that Chef Scott told me is made from one gallon of sour cream, one gallon of mayo and five pounds of blue cheese crumbles.  The resulting sauce is smooth at the same time having small crumbles of cheese in every dip. The blue cheese in very mild and I do like mine a little stronger but this as good as any we have had in Bucks County.  The other nice thing was that the order came with celery sticks and carrot sticks. Yes carrot sticks, which seem to be rare with chicken wings in Bucks County. Net – Net these wings are good enough to be added to the Best of Bucks – Wings.  Check out the other Top 5 Wing Winners.

Blaine's Burger at Isaac Newton's

Isaac Newton’s offers 10 Different Burgers on their very funny menu.  All the burgers are 8 oz, hand formed and served with “free” Belgium Fries. They are priced $8,70 to $10.90.  Depending upon your taste, you can chose from 5 different cheese; mozzarella, Swiss, Jack, Blue Cheese, Brie; bacon and 2 types of mushrooms; portabella and shiitake. They also serve  Turkey and Garden burgers for those who swing that way. LOL. They also offer the Martin Challenge where you can double any burger for $4,99. No prize, just a cheap way to get a full pound burger.

 We went for the Blaine’s Burger. It comes with two thick slices of bacon, blue cheese crumbles, lettuce, tomato, pickle, Swiss cheese and a “nest” of fried onions. The fully assembled  burger had to be 6 inches tall. We cut the burger in half and took a bite.  The first distinctive taste was the salty Blue Cheese followed by the Smokey Bacon and then the moist meat.  The nicely charred burger was well seasoned and cooked to order. The Onion Nest was unfortuately cold but the onion flavour still came thru and the onions were still crispy in texture. The nice surprise was the bun. It was thick enough to control all the burger fix’ems but absorbant enough to capture the juice flowing from the burger. The Belgium Fries had been tossed in what we thought was Old Bay, I’ll have to ask Chef Scott about that Tuesday night at poker, and came with spicy dipping sauce that also looked like it was seasoned with Old Bay as well. A great burger that I have added to my Best of Bucks – Burgers Top 5 list.  Congrats Isaac Newton’s.

BTW -Special shout out to our waitress Cheryl who put up with us today. She allowed us to take our time, answer lots of question and take the photos.  We found out she takes photos of her food as well and proved that by some great shots of her recent trip to Pittsburg.  She has great stories about London, England as well.  So if she is serving you at Isaac Newton’s, ask to see her latest photos.

Isaac Newton’s, 18 South State St., Newtown, PA, 18940, (215) 860-5100

Just Sports – Great Wings

May 19, 2009

Just Sports WingsMy vote for the Best of Bucks – Wings is Just Sports. They are great wings.  Medium in size about 8 to the pound.  Their skin is golden brown and crispy. Medium heat from the sauce. Moist and sweet flesh. A chunky blue cheese dressing on the side with some celery sticks. The orders come in multiples of 6 and come in 9 different sauces. They also have boneless wings (from the Boneless Chicken Ranch) but I think the wing has to have a bone to be a real wing.

In addition to the wings, Just Sports has the usual bar food food menu but has a couple of specials worth noting. Fresh Made to Order Potato Chips.  They come with different seasonings and dips. $1.50 for the chips and $3.50 chips with dip. The other special is the “Breakfast at the Bar” eggs and toast for$1.00. Monday thru Friday 7-11am.

Just Sports also features the “Wings of Fire” Wing Eating Challenge. The challenge is to each just 12 wings in three hours. No drinking while eating. Why just 12 wings?  The wings are just so hot only 3 or 4 (the manager wasn’t sure) people have completed it. The manager said the wings are at “11 million Scoville units” hot. That would make them almost pure capsaicin. I am sure the wings are hot. I think we should alert Man vs. Food.

So for great wings head to Just Sports. BTW they have Texas Hold’em games on Saturday afternoons.

Just Sports – 2160 York Road, Jamison, PA 18929   267-483-8512