Otter’s Chicken Tenders
1528 Demonbreun St
Nashville, TN 37203
Whenever people find out about my hot wing obsession, it is not uncommon for me to be asked, “So, where are the best wings in town?” or, “What are the best wings you have ever had?” Never, am I asked about the WORST wings I ever had. And why would they? Who wants to know where to find horrible wings? Unless they have some sort of irrational fear of bad wings and want “expert” advice on places to avoid. Well folks, here you go… the nicest review for the worst wings I have ever eaten. Ever.
I was taking a trip to Nashville and that this place was within walking distance of my hotel. There are two locations; both in Nashville, none in Memphis. No surprise, I hotfooted myself over there as soon as I set my bag down.
This being a blog about wings, I usually don’t write much about the space, or the non-food related experience in general. I save all of that stuff for my Yelp reviews. In this case, I will only say that the restaurant was plastic and boring with walk-up ordering and self-service drinks. The staff were obviously paid very little, and cared even less. Still, I pressed on and ordered classic-style hot wings with blue cheese. It took forever, and yet the wings were puny and under-cooked. The sauce was awful. Awful! It was very thick and not very spicy. There was a strange flavor that didn’t belong, and curiosity is the only reason I ate more than one bite. It was oddly familiar, but…. wait…. I know! It’s refrigerator stank! If you have ever tasted butter that has been lurking around someone’s fringe for way too long, or eaten freezer-burnt ice cream, you probably know what I’m talking about. That is exactly what the mystery flavor was, and after pining that down, I was satisfied to throw the rest of the wings in the trash.