Rallying Around St. Louis Wing Co.
|Rally Squirrel wings at St. Louis Wing Co.|
Probably hanging around St. Louis Wing Co. (9816 Manchester, Rock Hill; 314-962-9464), lured by the peanut-y goodness of his namesake wings.
Chef (and owner) Bobby Tessler's wings are fried without breading or batter, which results in a crisp skin and juicy interior. The "Rally Squirrel" wings have an extra crunch, thanks to a sticky, caramelized peanut sauce and a scattering of chopped peanuts.
The "Rally Squirrel" sauce is reminiscent of Thai peanut sauce: a layer of sweetness followed by the richness of toasted nuts and a hint of something else (toasted sesame, perhaps?).
The wings aren't swimming in sauce. Instead, the light coating accents the meat's natural flavor. Make no mistake, though: These are wings. There's a roll of paper towels on your table for a reason.