Friday, June 28, 2013
Wingster (Athens, GA)
Wingster is a dive, which mostly caters to students and the local poor(er), who mainly pick up or get delivery. Hardly anyone ever eats in, which might be because of the greasy seats and tables. An older Chinese guy runs the place, but it is mostly uninterested male undergrads that 'deal' with the customers. Overall, Wingster seems to do good business.
I order 10 Wings ($6.95) and get them “Crazy” (4 peppers), which is the second spiciest (after “Insane”). The wings are small, juicy, but not very crispy. The sauce is spicy, but not too hot. They claim the wings are never frozen, but I am a bit skeptical. I also get The Chuck ($5.95), which is the spiciest burger they have. The Chuck comes with “Norris sauce”, Texas BBQ, jalapeños, lettuce and tomato (no blue cheese). It is definitely one of the spicier burgers I ever had (even without the jalapeños, which never appeared, and with me scraping off the cheese, which did come despite me explicitly asking for "no cheese" on my burger). The patties are prefab and unimpressive, but the spiciness overrides everything.
Wingster is the closest to a real dive that we have in downtown Athens. It serves very decent wings, but has very poor ‘service’.