Name: Aris Sports Bar (Formery Papa Giorgio’s Pub, name change, same ownership)
Where: 1657 S 108th St West Allis, WI (Inside Pallas restaurant)
Review Date: April 13, 2011
Wing type: Traditional, Bone-in, Breaded
Wing Special: $0.35 Wing Wednesdays, $0.50 Boneless Thursdays
- Chicken Quality: Above average sized wings with a nice light breading. I don’t often like breading on wings as it can often be a bit too much and soak up grease and sauce making them a bit soggy. But this breading was light and crispy, adding a nice crunch to the juicy wings.
- Sauce Variety: Six flavors total: Mild, Medium, Devil’s Hot, Caribbean Jerk, BBQ Spice, Garlic Parmesan
- Sauce Quality: I sampled the following flavors:
- Devil’s Hot – traditional cayenne pepper hot sauce based flavor, very traditional. Not what I would expect from a flavor called “Devil’s Hot,” but, a fair amount of heat along with the tangy taste from the vinegar. A very good traditional Buffalo style sauce.
- Medium – very traditional buffalo flavor, quite low on the heat scale for what I would expect from a medium flavor.
- Garlic Parmesan – I nice buttery flavor with a heavy dose of Parmesan cheese flavor. I wish it was a bit heavier on the garlic flavor, but, a great option for someone looking for a flavorful with with little to no heat. Some of the wings that were a bit on the drier side were a bit bland, but the ones heavy on sauce were very enjoyable.
- Spicy BBQ – Very good BBQ sauce with a nice tangy, smoky, flavor, not a lot of heat by any means, but just enough to give it a bit of a bite. One of the better BBQ flavors I’ve had in a while
- Caribbean Jerk – I’m always hit our miss with a Caribbean style sauce, I love it or hate it. This one leaned toward the ‘love’ end of the spectrum. Heavy on the Caribbean Spices with the tastes of allspice and cinnamon coming through, these wings had a touch of sweetness cut by other flavors to balance it out. Not spicy, but a good flavor note the less.
- Sides Quality: Wings are served with celery and carrots with a choice of bleu cheese or ranch. Ryan and I both had the bleu cheese and neither of us really cared for it at all, we best described it as “funky.” A bit sour tasting along with a strong mayo taste, not very good. Luckily none of the wings are all that not the require the dressing as a cool down option.
- Value: Great value considering the size of the wings. The normal menu price is very average at about $0.66 per wing and on Wednesdays it’s $0.35 wings and Thursdays you can find a $0.50 boneless wings
The Final Score:
Chicken Quality: 8/10
Sauce Quality: 8/10
Sauce Variety: 3/5
Sides Quality: 3/5
Overall: 25/33 = 79