Thursday, January 12, 2012

Raw chicken wings at Pizza Hut (Wing Street) Mooresville !!!

That is not wing sauce, that's raw poultry.
 There is something really wrong when you bite into a buffalo wing and it's chewy.  Really wrong is really raw.  It was the blood coming out kind of raw.  This whole Wing Street concept will be a dead end if they make people sick under-cooking chicken.

Our waitress was hard to find, yet there was only 2 other tables in the whole place - 4 people in all besides us.  When I brought this to her attention, she was not even surprised, and make no attempt at an apology.  A few minutes later she came to the table and said that they were being remade and she would take them off the bill.  I was quick to state that I did not want any wings now.  She said they would cook them well done.  They should have been done well and we would not be talking about needing well done. 

About 15 minutes later she brought the bill to the table with no other discussion about what they just tried to feed me.  I was quite curious as to why a manager has not made an attempt to discuss this, so I went to the register to find one.  Kristin had to look around for him for a few minutes.  Ryan appears with a note book in his hand.  He said sorry and he was checking some numbers.  Not sure why he offered that, but I had to ask - "What do numbers have to do with under cooked wings".  His reply was priceless - "It was slow, so I came in late.  My numbers are off, so I had to check them."  I would love to know what that has to do with this situation.  He said that they were not going to charge me for the wings.  WOW.  Are you serious?  I did not eat them, so not charging me is the LEAST they can do, right? 

I asked why he did not come to the table to at least check on us and talk about the wings.  He said he had to check his numbers.  After continuing to tell me what he HAD to do, I explained that he HAD to address his customers when they receive raw chicken.  Numbers can wait.  His notebook can wait. 

As if I backed him into a corner, he said he would give me a $10 credit toward a future visit.  I was happy to inform him there would be no future visits, that he can keep his $10 and he had a real issue back there in his kitchen. 

Needless to say - wing night with the guys will not be traveling on Wing Street.  The detour signs are up. 

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Opinions Needed

Have you ever made tuna salad and regretted the calories afterwards?  Our dear friends at the Charlotte Observer shared a post from Jill Wendholt Silva of the McClatchy Newspapers.  If you try it, comment.  I won't have time for a couple weeks to mess around in the kitchen. 


Garden-Fresh Tuna Toss

1/4 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped romaine leaves
1 cup peeled, quartered and sliced cucumber (about 1/2 large cucumber)
1/4 cup diced red or green bell pepper
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 tomato, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 (5-ounce) cans solid white albacore tuna packed in water, drained
4 whole-wheat bagel thin sandwich breads

COMBINE salt, garlic, lemon juice, mustard, pepper and olive oil in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth; set aside.
PLACE romaine leaves, cucumbers, bell pepper, red onion, tomato and tuna in large bowl. Drizzle with dressing and toss gently.
TOAST the bagel thin sandwich bread on bagel setting of toaster. Divide tuna between sandwiches.

Yield: 4 servings.

PER SERVING (1CUP): 236 calories; 19g carbohydrate; 22g protein; 8g fat (30% calories from fat, 1g saturated); 21mg cholesterol; 345mg sodium; 3g dietary fiber.