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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Hooters' Chicken Wings

Chain restaurants have become the norm and for good reason.  Folks unless adventurous foodies was consistency in the foods they order out.  Some reason that at least they know what they are going to get whether on the east or west coast, the food is the same.  They tend to be good restaurants to stop at when traveling in an area where you are unfamiliar with good local restaurants.  Hooters is an international franchaise featuring mainly pup grub style food.  It is a fun place to go with a nice, friendly atmosphere.  Orders are shot into the kitchen on a clip, the waitresses skate around on roller skates and one or more sports games are on the televisions scattered throughout the restaurant. 

Hooter's wings
We stopped at Hooters with a friend and his young daughter (age 8).  The chicken wings are available as bare or breaded with a variety of sauces.  We ordered hot bare, parmesan breaded, Louisiana breaded, spicy garlic breaded wings and the kids chicken strips.  There were 10 wings in each flavour served with carrot and celery sticks, blue cheese and ranch dressing.  Sides included sweet potato fries and curly fries. 

This is a meal that could easily be duplicated at home but every once in awhile it is nice to indulge.  We make sweet potato fries, French fries and chicken wings at home.  Some gourmet style kitchen stores sell the cutters to make curly fries if you don't want straight fries.  The cutter ranges in price from $20 to $250 depending on the style. 

4 food lovers commented:

LindaG said...

Appreciate the review of Hooters.
So I have to ask, since there was a report on the news the other day.

The National Organization of Women apparently thinks Hooters, as an 'adult establishment' needs to be forbidden from serving children. (I'm really starting to dislike this country.)

Anyway, did you see anything wrong with Hooters having a children's menu? Just curious.

Thanks for the links to your recipes, too. :)

Garden Gnome said...

You are welcome :) I didn't see the review. I am a Mom to grown children and a Grandma who tends to be rather on the conservative side especially when it comes to children. While I would not take a child into a Hooters with a casino (Las Vegas) I did not see anything more damaging to a child that Barbie and friends or a day spent at the beach would do or watching roller bladers in a public park. In fact the waitresses have more clothes on than some on the beach. If the National Organization of Women are concerned over Hooters, my opinion is there are a lot more establishments they could target.

The food was good, the service was excellent and our waitress was extremely pleasant to our friend's child. They have an excellent, inexpensive kid's menu. If the issue with this organization includes drinking in front of kids, they can see that at home and the vast majority of restaurants as well as theme parks. So I would not hesitate to take a child to Hooters.

LindaG said...

My kids are grown, too. I've never been to Hooters. Have tried to get the hubby to go, just to try their wings, but so far it's a no go, haha.

Thanks again for your review and comments. :)

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

I have never been to a Hooters, but have heard numerous people say their wings are the best!