Adobe Happy Hour Wings! – Philadelphia

I need to caveat this entry as if it’s some kind of disclosure that sites do who accept money from seedy organizations and then write a gushing story about them. I have been going to the Adobe for the past 12 years. Maybe that says something to my lack of taste-buds, I don’t know, but I do know their Happy Hour Wing special is amazing.

I went with a group of friends to the 1919 E Passyunk Ave location on a Friday. They do have an additional Philadelphia location in Roxborough, off of Leverington Ave, which is where I was first introduced to the restaurant. We lived a block up from it and to be quite frank we went there as starving musicians in search of super cheap eats and cheap booze, not because it’s the happening spot. On a unnecessary side note, cheap women were not being looked for. But you don’t care about that right? Moving on. Their wing special is .30 cent wings. That’s right. You can get a order of 20 wings for $6.00. Hilarious right? Yeah. Exactly. However as you walk in you are greeted with a (seemingly) endless order of chips and salsa. Some days it can be super hot, or some days it can be mild but it’s never too mild. My friend’s mom who happens to be Puerto Rican calls it sofrito. I’ve never had it so I can’t tell you if it’s similar but my buddy (and his mom) approves. Looking at this recipe, I’d have to say yeah, it’s probably some approximation of the Adobe’s recipe. They are also a MAJOR upgrade from the overcrowded Cantina’s crappy salsa and comically large chips. Yeah sure here let me dip this HUGE CHIP INTO THIS ARTSY CUP. Eff that place in so many ways. Seriously. They may have changed their ways and maybe I just caught them on a large chip day so I say that with a teaspoon of salt.

When the wings come out they are beautifully crispy and sauced up. They use some kind of Tex-Mex sauce that is to die for. It’s a sauce they use in other dishes so it’s not necessarily unique in many ways but it’s nice. It has a little kick with some tang to it. It comes with a side of a very creamy ranch dressing that is not some Newman’s Own, although, who knows. I’m no ranch sauce expert but I do know you will be drenching those wings in that sauce. Soooooooo good. Between the three of us we downed 16 beers ($52.00) and order 30 wings ($9.00). Not too bad of a night to be honest. I don’t think this should be a major review as it’s just a happy hour so I’ll just leave the decor and service out of this, mmmmmmk?

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