Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Jake Melnick's Corner Tap

Location: 41 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611
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A Quick Word:
So I previously reviewed Jake Melnick's for their XXX wing challenge.  But, this time, I tried their amazing wings.  Rated as some of the best in the city, I was excited to try the different sauces they offered.  And just like the city's consensus, I agree with the title as some of the best. The waiting staff is friendly and the atmosphere is very sports bar-like.  I do want to come back and try some of their flatbreads and BBQ that I saw other tables trying.  Hope to update soon!

What We Ate:


Never thought I would enjoy whiskey and iced tea but this creation is amazing.  It is made with sweet tea, lemons, and whiskey and served in a huge mason jar.  I was surprised how well it went together and was actually very refreshing especially with spicy wings. (sorry for dark picture)

The Combo (Pancho's and Traditional Spicy) Wings

So the combo wings is a great way to try two different styles.  You get the option of Traditional Spicy or Traditional Mild and then Pancho's Special.  It comes with four wings of each variety so eight total which is a good amount for one person because the wings are pretty good sized.  The traditional spicy is like a typical buffalo wing sauce with not much of a kick.  I did wish it was spicier, just not like the ghost pepper wings I previously posted about.  The Pancho special wings are made with garlic and cayenne and I believe are grilled rather than deep fried like the rest of the wings.  The grill flavor was pretty overwhelming, but the cayenne was still strong enough to be noticed.  You can have a choice of either blue cheese, ranch, or in our case, both dipping sauces.  The blue cheese is mild so even if you don't enjoy it usually, this may be the place to try it.

Pumpkin BBQ Wings **Seasonal Special**

Whenever I see a seasonal special, I tend to try it.  Unfortunately, most aren't that great, especially when pumpkin is involved.  However, I was pleasantly surprised with these wings.  Another eight wings covered in a thick pumpkin BBQ sauce.  The pumpkin flavor was noticeable.  It is more of a sweet flavor that reminds me of honey BBQ with pumpkin pie spices.  These aren't too good if you dip them in either ranch or blue cheese so I suggest not to.

Crispy Southern Fried Pickles

So this item is a first for me.  My friend suggested we get them because she loves them.  And I agree 100%.  These are unreal! Thinly sliced pickles are lightly breaded and then deep fried quickly.  They are served with a buttermilk ranch dipping sauce.  The batter is well seasoned... almost reminds me of a "sour cream & onion" flavor.  What is even better is when you dip the fried pickles into the blue cheese dressing that comes with the wings.  I think this is the best combo so make sure to try it.

The DOs/DON'Ts:
- Do ask to try the Ghost Pepper Wings (XXX Wings), but only try 1... I believe they charge $1 and trust me it is all you need.
- This is a great place for watching sporting events.  TVs are all throughout the restaurant.

- Don't try to eat all the ghost pepper wings.  They are unpleasant and hurt for days after.  If you do though, remember to
- Don't try parking around here.  It is tough and expensive.  I would take the public transportation if anything.

How far would I walk for this food?

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