Thursday night I had dinner at The Penny Farthing Bar and Restaurant in NYC’s East Village. The combination of wood paneled walls, wooden booths and candle lit lighting made me feel like I was walking into an 1800s saloon, minus the cowboys.
The menu was extensive, offering everything from butternut squash risotto to bangers and mash to buffalo wings! One order, mild or hot, was $8 and served with carrots, celery, and chunky bleu cheese. I chose hot wings for an appetizer and the steak BLT as my main course.
Shortly after placing my order, a plate of 8 wings made its way to the table. Their lack of size turned me off, but their rich orange color had me curious about their taste. The sauce was more mild than hot, but plentiful. Overcooked, the little meat they had was dry, and the chunky bleu cheese was more like milky bleu cheese.
On a positive note, the steak BLT was massive and pretty tasty. I’d have it again.
That night I only ate four wings, which is an unusual number for me as I usually throw back twelve minimum. In the midst of March Madness, I’m dedicating these four wings to the teams in this year’s Men’s Final Four: Butler, Connecticut, Kentucky, and VCU.
The wings were nothing to write home about, but my steak BLT hit the spot, the atmosphere was nice and the service was good. If The Penny Farthing were to start a penny wing night, I’d give their wings another chance. Fingers crossed.
2011 Wing Count: 533
Rating: 1 Tums