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haji1096 Mar 9, 2011 09:45 AM

Anyone have any suggestions ?

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    bulldogblue Mar 29, 2011 10:49 AM

    Taps on Washington has surprisingly good wings, they are actually grilled as opposed to fried (mostly because they don't have a real kitchen) but the sauce is a pretty good concoction, which seems to be based on Franks and Garlic. Be forewarned they don't have a ton of food, but as the name would imply they have a ton draft beers available.

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      beer_chris Mar 26, 2011 05:53 AM

      Some local hounds and I did a 'crawl' of a number of wing places (been about a year ago I think?). We made a spreadsheet and ranked them (http://is.gd/R0J66w). Of this list, sadly Petrol Station has stopped serving wings.

      The winners were Beaucoup Bar and Grill and Little Bitty Burger Shack. Top notch yardbird appendages at these spots.

      1. Lambowner Mar 22, 2011 10:19 AM

        We like the Thai wings at Thai Cottage (very sweet sticky sauce) and the Vietnamese wings at Le Viet. Neither are likely from the country represented, but they are why we go to these two places on occasion!

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        Le Viet Restaurant
        11328 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077

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          DoobieWah Mar 23, 2011 05:12 AM

          Can you tell us more about Le Viet? It's in my neighborhood and we tried it a couple of times many years ago, but weren't overly impressed. Give me a reason to go back, Lambsy. What do you like and what do you avoid?

          TIA.

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          Le Viet Restaurant
          11328 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077

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            Lambowner Mar 23, 2011 12:49 PM

            I like those wings! We once got a lobster dish, which like most Asian places, just hacked that thing up like a carrot so if you got some tail meat, it was by accident, but it was tasty. It's really been a long time since we were there, my better half is not all that enthused. But he does like their Korean ribs on the lunch special menu.

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              DoobieWah Apr 1, 2011 01:02 PM

              Just tried the wings at Thai Cottage. They are called "Wings of Paradise" and that sticky sweet sauce you describe was the best thing about the meal. It is delicious! My son said the wings tasted a lot like the ones I make at home. (I'll take that as a compliment.)

              For lunch he had Pad Thai and I had the Basil Chicken. Neither held up to our old standards at SingHa, but they were about half the price and certainly Chow--able, (all rights reserved). We both ordered pretty spicy, (4 out of 5), and his was little too spicy for him. I liked mine just fine.

              They have dumplings, too.

              Next time.

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                Lambowner Apr 2, 2011 06:32 AM

                I haven't been to SingHa (where is that?) but the Pad Thai at Thai Cottage is my so-far favorite. With shrimp. Now you got me thinking of those wings...

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                  DoobieWah Apr 2, 2011 07:19 AM

                  The wing sauce was great! I was dragging my son's uneaten chicken through the leftover sauce before they took it all away.

                  SingHa WAS at Westheimer and Gray Falls where Cliff's Hamburgers and then Texadelphia USED to be, and where Mumbai Spice is now.

                  It closed and the owner opened The Bangkok Room downtown, but I believe it is closed as well.

                  If anyone knows what Johnny is up to now, I'd be grateful. He is one of a kind.

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                  Lambowner Apr 2, 2011 06:35 AM

                  oh, maybe we need a pad thai thread. I was just thinking of the version at Thai Pepper which is also good, but I haven't been there in years. Parking is such a hassle.

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                  Thai Pepper Restaurant
                  2049 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098

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            dfan92 Mar 21, 2011 10:15 PM

            Frenchy's >Popeyes just sayingg

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              DoobieWah Mar 22, 2011 04:58 AM

              Popeye's wings have two things I prefer over Frenchy's, (which IS great, BTW):

              #1 Popeye's leaves a huge knob of breast meat on their wings so that they are not just an afterthought, but really they are the best part of the dinner box, and

              #2 They are 1.5 miles from from house.

              When Frenchy's wings double in size and they move in next door, we will agree.

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              bornie Mar 21, 2011 06:11 AM

              The chx wings at Indika's during happy hour are addictive!

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              Indika
              516 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

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                sethnavajo Mar 9, 2011 03:23 PM

                For buffalo style wings: Christian Tailgate

                For standard chicken wings: Beaver's (on Wed only), Barbeque Inn, and Breakfast Klub.

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                Breakfast Klub
                3711 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002

                1. DoobieWah Mar 9, 2011 12:29 PM

                  I know this isn't what you are looking for, but I like Popeye's wings better than...weeeeeell, almost anything!

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