Fibber McGee’s Bar and Grill in downtown Beverly is a local Irish themed watering hole known far and wide for night wing Tuesdays, and with 10 different wing flavors on the menu, you know they’re serious about their chicken wings.
After hemming and hawing over which flavor to order (Carolina gold, or maybe kamikaze — or what’s that PB&J flavor taste like?), we settled on the Kansas City BBQ — and a pile of wings coated in that thick, sweet, smoky sauce were on its way to our table.
The wings, served with the typical carrots and celery with blue cheese for dipping, were tender, and the sauce lip smacking delicious – but we couldn’t help but notice that the meat itself wasn’t all that flavorful or juicy. Overall we thought the Kansas City BBQ flavored wings from Fibber McGee’s were good, but failed to earn that elusive five-cock rating.
As we rode the Red Line back from a successful wing experience at Silvertone, a little birdie came out of nowhere and uttered these words: BonChon. BonChon has your standard Korean cuisine, but are known for their Korean fried chicken (or KFC!). BonChon chicken comes in two flavors – soy garlic or hot. For reviewing purposes, we decided to spice things up by ordering a boxed combination of hot wings and drumsticks.
The first thing that sticks out when you bite into the wings is the perfectly crispy exterior. Next, you will be hit with a deliciously sweet flavor, followed by a generous kick of spice. If you can’t handle spice, we recommended trying soy garlic. Our one gripe is that due to the various sized wings, we experienced a few where the meat was somewhat dry, but still very good nonetheless.
Bottom line is that for those of you that haven’t already consumed this world famous fried chicken, you should do so immediately.