The day starts off with a text from Dan seeing if I want to go check out Major Goolsby’s. Â Of course I say yes Â seeing as it was on all of our lists of places to go. Â The text messages and phone calls start flying through the airwaves to everyone in the crew to see who is down to roll. Â So we all pile in the truck and make our way downtown. Parking was a major hurdle. There just happened to be a Marquette and Wave Â game going on so street parking was out of the question. Twenty dollars later and 3 blocks away in a parking structure we finally made our way there.
We were seated in a huge booth surrounded by TV’s showing college basketball and the Olympics. Â Breaking away from the normal wings and beer tradition, a couple of us ordered mixed drinks which turned out to be complete garbage. They were watered-down, flavorless and weak (my second one was good, ’til I spilled it on the floor-AMO). Very very disappointing to say the least. They don’t have aÂ variety of sauces which I think kind of sucks. Just Hot, Mild and Medium. Also, you can only order them 12 (1lb) at a time so there is no 50 or 100 wing type of deal which I think is another downer.
(Thanks for the plastic fork and knife)
Now to the most important part, how they tasted. The mild was a great. Great flavor with just a little bite. Couldn’t have been that hot since Danny’s girlfriend was into them, who hates hot stuff. Â All sauces had a cayenne (traditional buffalo wing) base; however as you climbed the heat scale they began to add new flavors to the mix. Â Their version of medium was the mild wing, with cayenne and cajun dry powder added. Â Their hot, was a cayenne base with a splash ofÂ Tabasco, good, but not overly hot. Â After a drink or so, we decided to ask the waitress if we could create our own flavor, which was no problem (huge bonus). Â We asked for the hot wings with the cajun flavoring (think lawry’s cajun powder). Â Those had to be the best. We think they should put our hybrid wing on the menu. Â The crispiness of the wings was spot on. Probably the crispiest wing we have had on a wing thus far. Â The wings were also pretty big. About the size of Magoo’s (we will have a full review of them soon) and just as meaty. Major Goolsby’s, all in all, has its pros and cons.
The wings were great, the service was pretty good and but the drinks bombed hardcore. Drinks, 7 orders of wings and a bowl of soup for Danny came out to $93. After hearing about this place from others, I guess I expected more though.