Wing it at the New North County Brewery
I went for the beer, but fell in love with the pub food. More precisely, the wings. Yes, beer is swelling at the new Stormhouse Brewing pub, which opened on May 20 in Crystal Cove Commons. I especially enjoyed the Florida Orange Blossom Honey scented Billie Rose Blonde and, surprisingly for me, the Mango Grapefruit Sour beer. I’m not usually a fan of acids, but this balanced and refreshing sip won me over. It was the star sip from our four-beer sampler.
And those chicken wings were the main bite ($ 13). They’re plump and deep-fried, and they’re tossed very lightly in a homemade Buffalo sauce. (You choose the intensity of the heat. We chose medium.) The result is a crisp, juicy wing that isn’t at all gooey with the sauce. To the eye, the wings appear to have no sauce. But once you’ve tasted them, the flavors burst.
They also make baked chicken wings with a Parmesan crust and a light mix of sauce (Chef Ray’s Famous Baked Wings, $ 13). Hope to try them on my next visit. (StormhouseBrewing.com)
This wing speech reminds me: today is National Chicken Wing Day. If you are a wing lover I’m sure you have a go-to spot. If you’re looking for a tangy wings variation, maybe try Barrio Bar in Rosemary Square, where Executive Chef Roly Anoceto rubs them with Spanish pimenton, adobo, garlic, oregano and chili peppers. smoked, fry them and give them a mixture of honey with saffron butter. (Wings of Barrio, $ 13). And if that’s a wing deal you’re looking for, Duffy’s Sports Grill stores have a special “wings and rings” lunch today: five wings, onion rings, and your choice of Pepsi product for $ 10.99. . The offer is available until 4 p.m. today for restaurant customers.
Whether or not you had it this weekend, make it delicious!