Mr Pankratz and myself went specifically to a shop that was at one time an old mill. In the basement of the mill was tunnels. When we enquired about the purpose of the tunnel, the proprietress said it was from smuggling alcohol from the next door brewery during prohibition, and that tunnels connected to all the local hotels. We headed over to the brewery, which we thought doubled as a restaurant, but found out from the sign on the front door: "we are not a restaurant or a pub. We only sell alcohol". They told us about 3 restaurants to try out in Neustadt: one was just a greasy spoon, another Noah's, was a pricey upscale affair. The third, was a local tavern that served wings and had a garlic bread to die for.
In this small village, we actually got lost trying to find the Top End. An old house converted into a tavern, the Top End refers to its location in Neustadt, not to its high class profile. The furniture is early 90's, the decor is a hanging motorcycle, and a stage that doubles for live bands or karaoke. It's not pretty, but you can bet this place is jumping on a Friday or Saturday night.
The NEW SCORE
STYLE: dusted then deep fried
SAUCES: mild/medium/hot/insane/honey garlic & plum/
Caribbean jerk/sweet & sour
WETNAP FACTOR: 4/5
PRICE: Eat in: $0.65 per wing Take out: $0.70
SIDES: 0/7 none
WING NIGHT: Wednesday & Thursday all day - $0.60 per wing
OTHER/SPECIAL: wing bowl, patio
I was pleasantly surprised by these wings. They were saucy, crispy and tasty. The size were big, close to jumbo. Everyone felt like a meal in its own. There was a nice dusting which gave a nice crunch to every bite.
We also took the advice of the woman at Neustadt Brewery about the garlic bread, getting it fully loaded with cheese and bacon. It was good, but I'm pretty sure the bread had been frozen and the bacon was just bacon bits, but it was tasty.
FINAL SCORE: Outside was a patio with picnic tables, but the inside was much more comfortable with its air conditioning. The wings came with a wing bowl, but our drinks were pretty watered down with ice. Service was friendly, and most importantly, the food was good. While the pricing was odd, and wing night isn't huge savings, these big wings are pretty good. Its doubtful you'll ever be 'in the area' but head north of Stratford for these tasty wings. Click HERE to see some crazy finds antiquing. 21.5/35