Monday, November 19, 2007

Zaxby's - Pub Food Without The Beer

Which is a good thing, or not, depending on how you roll. We tried the new one that just opened in Sherwood. It's on Brookwood (which turns into Brockinton on the other side of Keihl) across from the entrance to the Links apartments and down the street from Kohl's.

The first thing I noticed about the menu, other than it pretty much consists of buffalo wings and chicken strips, is how much more reasonable the pricing is than say, Wingstop. For $4.99 you can get a meal of chicken strips with fries, celery sticks and sauce. All this and a drink. Or, instead of chicken strips you can have buffalo wings, a broiled or a fried chicken sandwich (pick one).

They have Zalads which appeared to be decently portioned salads and Zappetizers ( a little too cute with the z's, don't you think?) that include fried onion strips, fried mushrooms or homemade potato chips. I tried the "onion peel" which is the fried strips, somewhat like the onion loaf at Shorty Smalls, and found it to be good if not just a bit too greasy. Okay, a lot too greasy. But it tasted good. I want to try the chips next time.

The buffalo wings were really good, I tried the original, which is Louisiana Hot Sauce. I also tried the teriyaki and the Hot Honey Mustard sauces, both of which were reasonably tasty. They have hot sauces that range from "wimpy" to "insane". So if you like some heat I'm sure you'll find something in your range here.

All in all, a good experience. It's clean, but it's new for crying out loud. Give them time, maybe it'll be dirty, though the management and all of the employees gave every appearance of being well trained and eager.

I recommend that you try this place.

208 Brookwood Drive
Sherwood Arkansas


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