The following is a Guest Blog written by Shawn Harrington for this week while Pete is on vacation.
It took me way too long to get down to this place. Knowing my obvious connection to Buffalo wings, (or chicken wings, whichever you prefer to call it), some former co-workers had referred me over to the East side of town to check out Gerri’s. On a recent friday afternoon, I was able to take them up on that offer for a stop in with my brother.
While I believe there is a full menu at the tavern, there was of course a mission to accomplish on this trip. So wings it was, and when you order you don’t get asked to choose from 67 different sauces, instead you are only asked how many wings you want! I could appreciate this, if you wanted wings you were getting them traditional hot and no other way.
To leave you with my personal verdict, I would say that these didn’t disappoint. The wings come out just a little extra crispy and bigger with more meat than most other places you would find around town. The sauce is hot without being too spicey and has just enough tang to its flavor. It’s obvious why my former peers and others around town have chosen these to be their personal favs.
For those looking to check out Gerri’s traditional hot wings for themselves, it’s just 2 blocks south of E. Unvisersity on E. 30th street, across from the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Being an old school tavern, of course there is also a full bar and it seems like it would be a popular spot for happy hours.