Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hot Wings Cafe (Pasadena)


I don't know how I ended up here.  But I do know that I won't return.  The service was good and the staff was nice but the wings were mediocre at best.  I enjoy wings as much as the next guy but maybe I'm just a bit pickier.  

As much as people would like to think I am some sort of food snob, I swear, I am not.  For instance, all I wish for when ordering chicken wings are the following:
  • Chicken wings
  • Crispiness   
Seriously, is that so difficult?  When I order chicken wings, I expect meaty wings from chicken and not from quail.  I vehemently abhor scrawny wings.  Honestly, who serves this crap??  Secondly, serve me wings that have had the fat rendered out enough so that the skin is crispy and not flabby like the buffalo wings that were brought out to me.  Maybe I'd give the place a pass if they weren't featuring wings, but since they are in that business, I won't.

At least the lemon pepper wings were good in flavor and texture.  But again, the size of these puny things was an absolute joke.  No wing should be smaller than the size of a human thumb - a female thumb at that.  Never again.                

Menu cover.

When in Rome...

 Dozen Wings - buffalo & lemon pepper.

Pitcher of hef.

The busy decor.


  1. It is actually not that hard to make the best Chicken Wings at home. Those ones look a little on the bland side...I would definitely have to spice them up with some hot powdered chile from Hatch, New Mexico. If you happen to be looking for a good source for powdered green chili from Hatch, try the Chimayo Chile Bros., I order mine securely from their Google Shopping Cart at: http://www.chimayochilebros.com/shop

    1. You got your plug in, David. haha But I agree, wings aren't that difficult to make at home. =)