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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Review Preview: St. Louis Wing Co.

Posted By on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Wings at St. Louis Wing Co. - IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
  • Wings at St. Louis Wing Co.
This week, I visit St. Louis Wing Co. (9816 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-962-9464) to try to make amends for an error of fact -- and to see if my opinion needs correcting, too. A sneak peek at my review is after the jump.

In a post on Gut Check, Riverfront Times' food blog, I got a little snippy about my visit to St. Louis Wing Co., opining that, at the very least, a restaurant specializing in one specific preparation ought to be able to get that one thing right.

I attributed the sogginess to a coating of batter that hadn't been fried long enough. That was a mistake on my part, and chef/owner Bobby Tessler ripped me a new one for it in the comments thread beneath the post. And I had it coming: At the very least, a food critic reviewing a restaurant that specializes in one specific preparation ought to know how it's made.

So: my bad. Didn't change my opinion of the wings I'd eaten, though.

Then, a few weeks back, a Gut Check contributor -- a writer who doesn't dole out praise unless it has been earned -- extolled the glories of St. Louis Wing Co.'s wings. I knew I had to go back.
Visit the RFT restaurant page late this afternoon or check back here tomorrow morning to learn how my return to St. Louis Wing Co. turned out.

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