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Pizza Hut: Wing Street

Today on the Bite Tonight: Boneless Wings from Pizza Hut

Buffalo Wild Wings is the spot for flavor bursting, mouth watering sauces, but lately the wings haven’t been that great. Josh and I decided to switch it up and try out Pizza Hut’s wings. We picked up a carry out from the Ferndale, MI location on Woodward Ave. See how they ranked.

Atmosphere: 3 out of 5 bites

Price: 3 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 3.5 out of 5 bites

Service: 4 out of 5 bites (fast)

Wow Factor: 2 out of 5 bites (Average carryout pizza place)

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Spicy BBQ: Sweet and sassy with just a little kick. Sweet, spicy, and pretty good. I like that the sauce wasn’t super thick and heavy. The wing itself was juicy and tender and there wasn’t too much chunky breading.

 

pizza hut spicy bbq

Spicy Asian: Eastern spiced tangy sweet sauce. I was really excited to try this sauce because Asian Zing is my favorite. The sauce was good, but it was no Asian Zing. The sauce wasn’t as thick as I’d like and didn’t stick to the wings very well. The flavor was sweet and spicy with a hint of chili and ginger.

Spicy Asian wings

Pizza Hut is a good place to get wings when Buffalo Wild Wings has a long wait. Pizza Hut was fast and the wings were better than Buffalo Wild Wings because there wasn’t a lot of burnt breading. When it comes to sauce, Buffalo Wild Wings takes the cake. My advice: get naked boneless wings from Pizza Hut and pick up a bottle of your favorite wing sauce from Bdubs.

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Yum Yum Express

Today on the Bite Tonight: Yum Yum Express

yum yum express menu

There seems to be an influx of Asian restaurants opening up Downriver. The newest one is located on the corner of Southfield Rd. and Lafayette in Lincoln Park. Specializing in Chinese and Thai cuisines, Yum Yum Express announced it’s grand opening a few weeks ago. See how they ranked.

Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bites

Price: 3.5 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 3 out of 5 bites

Service: 4 out of 5 bites

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Ma and I wanted to dine in, but the restaurant was only opened for carryout due to a broken dishwasher. The restaurant was still very accommodating. Sometimes, Chinese tastes better out of a box anyways!

Sweet & Spicy Thai Wings: Now, based on the menu description, I expected these to be tossed in a sweet and spicy Thai sauce, but it was served on the side. Bummer! The wings still tasted good, moist on the inside, crispy on the outside. Tip: Toss the wings in the sauce so that it caramelizes. This will really up the ante!

sweet chili wings

Chicken Fried Rice: Chicken, Carrots, white onion, peas and egg. Pretty standard. I did have to pay an extra 75 cents to add the egg to the fried rice which I didn’t like.

fried rice box

Beef in Garlic Sauce: Beef sauteed with broccoli, mushrooms, baby corn, green pepper, and water chestnut in a slightly spicy garlic, brown sauce. Pretty tasty, with a rich garlicy sauce. I would’ve like some onions, but the veggies were crunchy and fresh.

beef with garlic

beef with rice

Yum Yum Express has better prices then other local Asian restaurants. The food is decent, not the best, but not the worst. Service was really good and we were greeted with smiling faces. The inside of the dining room is really nice, with bright walls, and a modern design. Yum Yum Express offers party trays which sets them apart from the rest. Stop in and check em out!

yum yum express dining room

 

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Wing Doozy

Today on the Bite Tonight: Wing Doozy

When Josh and I were in Grand Rapids, we wanted a really great wing joint. So we did our research and all signs pointed to Wing Doozy. Voted 2014 King of Wings Champions, this little, local dive place located just outside of Downtown Grand Rapids offers around 20 different sauces and rubs. See how they ranked.

Atmosphere: 3 out of 5 bites

Price: 3.5 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 3.5 out of 5 bites

Service: 3 out of  5 bites

Wow Factor: 1 out of 5 bites

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We got four flavors of boneless wings. We tried to choose a nice variety:

Left: Dave’s BBQ Doozy (medium heat, BBQ sauce mixed with hot wing sauce): Sweet and hot.

Right: Spicy Garlic Parmesan: Salty, nutty Parmesan with spicy garlic.

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Left: Sweet Honey BBQ: Sweet, rich, thick, sticky BBQ. Classic!

Right: Asian Ginger: Slightly sweet with a hint of ginger. Reminded me of a sesame sauce. It’s no Asian Zing, though!

wingdoozy

In my opinion, there are two thing that make good wings: sauce and meat. Wing Doozy has delicious chunks of lightly breaded white meat juicy chicken, but the sauce was just OK. If I could put Buffalo Wild Wing sauce on these boneless wings, they would be the best! Stop in and check em out. Keep on working on the sauce profiles and Wing Doozy can easily take over the wing nation!

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