During a spontaneous trip to Baltimore to see the Red Sox play the Orioles, we had dinner at The Wharf Rat, located right near Camden Yards. A British pub-inspired eatery, they served some good food and good beer – many of which are served hand-pumped at the traditional 55 degree temperature.
Of course, like any self-respecting brewpub they had wings on the menu, but with your choice of four flavors: buffalo, jerk, BBQ, or Old Bay. Since we were in Baltimore, home of Old Bay seasoning, we figured we would go with that.
The good news is that the wings were perfectly cooked – crispy, moist and delicious. The bad news is that their Old Bay style wings simply involves sprinkling Old Bay over the cooked wings. Underwhelming at best, and not really either hot OR saucy to be honest.
Now, if they had been baked or grilled with Old Bay, that might be different: the flavor would penetrate the wings more and as it toasted the Old Bay spices, a whole new flavor would arise. Or even if they put Old Bay in a buttery hot sauce. But just sprinkling it on wings just didn’t add enough flavor.
RATING: 2 out of 5 stars