Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Pauly's Pizza-ria

Location: 719 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60628
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A Quick Word:
Located near the Columbia College dorms, Pauly's Pizza-ria is one of those late night joints similar to the Greektown area near UIC.  They offer tons of options from pizza to wings to gyros and more.  But, just like many of those late night joints near UIC, the food just turns out to be pricier when sober and average tasting at best.  The atmosphere later at night is a little strange with some random person coming in and singing and then leaving without another word.  I may being a little harsh on the restaurant because I know I can cook the same wings we ordered.  But, all I felt comfortable giving Pauly's was a 2.5-mile rating.

What We Ate:

BBQ Wings

The menu here is extensive.  It took several minutes to comb through it all, but in the end, we stuck with an order of 6 jumbo BBQ wings.  These were coated in a thin layer of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce after being flash fried.  We decided on BBQ sauce rather than Frank's Red Hot and other variations of store bought hot sauce.  I will say, the wings are cooked to order and are larger than some of the smaller wing joints.  But, why would they use a store bought sauce... I could make this myself at home.  The carrots and celery that accompanied the wings were not the freshest and arrived in a puddle of water.  They biggest downer was the price for me.  Non-special wings at over $1.00 per, it just doesn't make sense to me.

The DOs/DON'Ts:
- Late night restaurant!  There are a couple in the area.  May be worth giving the other one a try.

- Don't expect the highest quality food, but I guess I shouldn't have either.

How far would I walk for this food?

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