Sandwiches in Review: Wings Etc. Shrimp Po’ Boy

April 26, 2011

Wings Etc. is a Midwestern bar/restaurant franchise famous for its wings (as you could probably guess).  It also serves usual bar fare, including burgers, fries, and appetizers.  They recently ran a special for Lent, featuring a Shrimp Po’ Boy.  You can find out a bit more about it in this surprisingly well-produced ad they put up on youtube:

As you can see, it’s a fried shrimp sandwich on a hamburger bun.  It’s a bit different from the traditional preparation of a Po’ Boy, but since there are debates on what the traditional prep even is, I’m willing to let it go.  Anywho, it was actually a really good sandwich.  The shrimps were delicious, and large and numerous enough to fill the sandwich.  The ranch sauce was a nice complement, and brought out a nicer flavor than a more obvious choice like cocktail sauce would’ve.  The veggies were good, and the bun was big enough to hold everything together, which is important on a sandwich with so many smaller elements.  Overall, a great change of pace.

There were no talking chicken puppets at the location I visited, but it may have just been their day off.

The Shrimp Po’ Boy was only around $5, a great deal for a great sandwich.  Now that Lent is over, I’m not sure if it’s still going to be on the menu much longer, so pick one up while you have the chance.


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