|Let's eat some wings|
Omaha NE 68130
402 933 2947
Sitting in the same location as the former Axe-riddled Draft House, The Good Life Sports Bar and Grill is a new entrant into Omaha's ever-expanding wing scene (for the record there really isn't a "wing scene", I just felt like throwing in an Internet buzz word). Now, in full disclosure of this review, I've had the wings here several times since they opened two months ago and every order had been GREAT...except of course, the day I come prepared to review them.
For a complete list of HitThatDive wing reviews, click right here. For those wondering how this works, wings are rated in 5 categories for a total potential perfect score of 50. The current reigning champion (by virtue of a committee vote) is The Pheasant with a total score of 48. And, for shits and giggles (mostly to get the shits) the worst score has been the gallbladder-seizing wings at the Buffalo Company which clocked in at a pathetic 16.
|A bit off this time|
Sauce: Up until yesterday, the sauce had always been the perfect mix of orangeish, spicy Frank's-like hot sauce with just the right amount of butter to give it authentic Buffalo wing taste. Yesterday was a bit bland, and the coloring was off as well. Other than yesterday, the hot sauce has had the right amount of kick that you can still taste it on the corners of your mouth on your way out of the bar, without being so overpowering that you're doubled-over in the can 2-8 hours later.
Size: Another strong point of the wings here is that they're usually uniform in size (on the smaller side which is good) and I have yet to encounter any of the over-sized mutant buzzard wings that can NEVER be cooked properly with smaller pieces mixed into the fryer with them. Not a single complain here.
|No complaints here|
Extras: Yeah, you get blue cheese (unremarkable). Yeah, you usually get a bit of celery (generally not enough). But, you never seem to get enough napkins, if any additional ones, and there's never an extra basket for the bones. Again, none of that is a make-or-break for how the wings taste, but some of these are such small details to easily fix, why overlook them in the first place? Again, not a huge deal, let's just call it friendly advice.
Final Score 43
That's a pretty good showing for the new wings on the block. Like I said, had I done a review the last time I was in here the score would have been closer to 47, AND had I only gone strictly from the wings yesterday the score would have been closer to 37. In any case, these are some pretty damn good wings at a decent price. Go on a Thursday and you can get a 32 ounce Bud Light for $5. Give The Good Life wings a try and then let me know what you think...they are definitely worth a shot!
|A few more "extras" would be good|