When you’re looking for pub food, you want the traditional no frills experience where the evening is only focused on the food, the beers and the game on the TV. Fortunately, I found a place that truly delivers on that at Delia Foley’s right on Charles St. in Federal Hill. During a recent Orioles game, my friend and I decided to walk over to a local bar, grab a bite to eat, some beers and to watch the game.
When we arrived at Delia Foley’s, everyone was enjoying the game. We grabbed a table and quickly ordered some beers.
My friend was craving pretzels and we decided to order the Soft Pretzel Nuggets. They came with spicy mustard and a cheesy sauce. Both dips were good, but because the pretzel’s were so oily, all of the sauces basically slid right off. However these pretzels did remind us of the one’s at Auntie Anne’s so if you’re a fan of those, these will probably be right up your alley.
We also decided to put in an order for Curly Fries. Unfortunately, these were more of ‘potato wedges with a curl.’ I don’t love potato wedges (thick cut fries just don’t do it for me.) Even though I was expecting something more like the curly fries from Brewers Cask, these were delicious and I dipped them in the sauces from the pretzels.
And lastly, the real reason we went to Delia Foley’s, the wings! From browsing Yelp and Foursquare tips, I knew that the wings were the way to go with our order but there are 30 different sauces to choose from. We figured a ‘two clover’ spice level should be good for us because we didn’t want anything too sweet, but we didn’t want to burn our taste buds. The Oriole sauce sounded perfect for us, not only because we were watching the game. The combination of a sweet bbq sauce with spices sounded really great. We made the right choice with these wings, the sauce had a nice subtle heat that really tasted great as we made it through the order ofwings. And there was tons of that delicious sauce leftover to dip our fries into. It was wonderful and these were easily some of the best wings I have had in a while.
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