What a Knockout
1300 Jefferson St
After years of trying to find a really good Buffalo Wing in Nashville, I think I found the place that makes a good wing. It is Knockout Wings. Trey has owned this place for about 9 years, and has made it an institution on Jefferson. We have gone twice so far, and Trey and staff are friendly, busy and efficient. The wings come in 4 flavors, hot, cajun, bbq and country fried. All wings are deep fried, but are well drained, they are not greasy. We tried all of the 4 flavors, and Matt's favorite are the hot wings, and mine are the cajun wings. Matt thinks the hot wings have a lot of spicy heat, but it isn't so hot that there are flames coming out of his mouth. The cajun wings are battered like fried chicken, and they are tossed in a bunch of herbs and spices to make a real flavorful wing. Yum!
I work in Ohio fairly often, and there are a couple restaurant/bars that I always go to because they have really excellent wings. The wings are meaty, and these places have various sauces for the wings like bbq, hot, garlic, sweet and sour, parm, etc. the list goes on. Since the wings I get in Ohio are so good, I was willing not to eat any wings until my next business trip north. I had pretty much given up trying to find wings in Nashville because I have tried a lot of places with sub-par wings. My search for good wings has ended at Knockout Wings.
The funny thing about Knockout Wings is that I have heard about this place for a few years now from a co-worker. My co-worker and I talk about food all the time. I think that is mostly what we talk about. We both like some of the same foods, but the one we both really like are wings. My co-worker has been telling me about Knockout Wings for a couple years now, and every time she has a party, or function, she takes Knockout Wings. Fairly recently, another Nashville Food blogger I read, Nashville (hole in the wall) Restaurants ate at and wrote about Knockout Wings. Reading the blog about the wings reminded me about conversations with my co-worker. I have been keeping Knockout Wings in the back of my mind for years, and I never did go there because I didn't think any wing could be as good as the Ohio wings. Well, when the superbowl rolled around, I really wanted to have a munchy day, and I wanted pizza, wings, and chips and dip. I can made the pizza, I got some onion dip and chips, but I don't know how to make Buffalo wings.
A couple days before the superbowl, I went up to Knockout Wing and bought 3 flavors to try and see if these wings would suffice. Wow. They were good. I thought that since I bought 24 wings, we would do just a sampling of the wings, and keep the rest for the superbowl and heat them up before the game started. Well, sheesh, who was I kidding? They were all gone, and we had to go back to Knockout Wings on superbowl Sunday and get more. I don't think Knockout Wings is normally open on Sundays, just Mon-Sat, but they were open on superbowl Sunday to fulfill all of the platter orders. My goodness, there were A LOT! Even being slammed on their day off, Trey and co-workers were still friendly, hard working, organized and efficient. I just am so happy to know that I have a place in Nashville that has wings that are really good.
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