2102 S. 67th Street
Omaha NE 68106
I almost forget how to do this. Oh, but I bet I can get back into the groove of making snarky comments in written form as easily as sliding a LaVista Keno wing off a dirty plate and into the dumpster from which it came. (See…it IS easy to get back into the groove!)
|Yep….it’s a sports bar.|
Why haven’t I done a lot of dive bar or wing reviews lately? I have no idea. At some point this year I just seemed to have lost my creative “mojo”, so instead of mindlessly cranking out reviews that I wasn’t happy with…I just walked away from the whole thing for a while.
BUT…to the delight of some…and the dismay of others (I’m looking at you Finnegan’s Pub and Grill) I’m back at it!
For those that might forget how this all works, and as a reminder to myself, here’s how this whole shebang goes.
|That’s why I’m here.|
|These guys! Don’t bro me if you don’t know me!|
|Unoffensive so far|
Size: They were all fairly uniform in size and on the smallish side, which I actually have no problems with. Out of the six I ordered, there was really only one “outlier” big boy which was just slightly undercooked and more chewy then a fistful of Double Bubble from the bottom of last month’s Halloween candy bag. But other than that, not awful.
Score: 5 out of 10
Extras: The mime behind the bar didn’t ask me if I wanted blue cheese (because he didn’t talk) so I ended up with Ranch…which was equally as unremarkable as trying to have a political discussion with the mime.
You know, to their credit here, there were plenty of extra napkins, an extra bowl, celery and not one but TWO wetnaps!
And remember kids, the real beauty of the wetnap is that the corner of the packaging can double as a toothpick to dislodge any wings that may have become stuck between your front teeth.
Score: 7 out of 10
Final Score: 28 out of 50 — Middle of the Road!
Scuba’s Final Thoughts: Overall, they really weren’t awful, but definitely not the place to make a special trip to for the true wing connoisseur. They were not messy in the least and if this is a compliment…they weren’t offensive either. They were just sort of there.
These wings reminded me of the scene in Animal House where the member of Delta House are voting on new members and they get to Larry Kroger and halfheartedly basically say “sure why not” and someone says “We need the dues.” That’s exactly how I feel about these wings!
Look, a place like this only really wants to do one thing…make money on overpriced beer ($4 for a pint of domestic beer) and mediocre food from dudes that just HAVE to be in a “sports “bar with a zillion TV’s as they look at their phones to see how they’re doing that day on FanDuel.
The real appeal of this place was summed up perfectly with a conversation I was having on Twitter as I sat at the bar…
@HitThatDive1 I get their schtick. Average food, expensive beer, and awesome TV set up. The last one gets most guys including me.
— Justin Meis (@JJMEIS) November 19, 2015
|Dudes come here for this…not the food or overpriced swill beer|