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We tried it last weekend, and let me say that it was great. I got the combo plate, so that I could try a little of everything. Now, it will be hard to choose when I go back, because it was all so good. I am glad they are here, and hope they stay. We definitely need more "non-chain" restaurants on Colbert County side of the river.
Well dangit Mental...I had him write down his hours because I knew y'all would ask. I can't find them right off but am going to try to go from memory. I think he said 11AM 'til 9PM M-TH and 11AM 'til 3:30AM on Fri and Sat, closed on Sunday's "for now", G said. I'm not sure how quick his drive through is because I couldn't resist doing the sit down and telling the girl I wanted "two scoops of 'G'" knowing he'd get a kick out of that and come talk to me for a spell. Of course, he wanted to know how I liked his wings, I chose the Buffalo style, he knew I'd tell him the truth. I told him they tasted very similar to the ones that I make at home and that I had abandoned all but one establishment in the 'Shoals for until now! Also, one won't find themselves biting into his and getting a mouthful of fat versus chicken like so many of the wings at chain restaurants (can you say Sysco?). Mental, if it's helpful I think that you can call in your order ahead of time. I'm sorry I don't have the # because he gave it to me and I misplaced it after all of my good intentions (for us and him), perhaps you could swing by there and look at the menu posted outside and jot it down on your way to work?
I've eaten at G's a few times. Their food is wonderful! Along with their wings you need to try their fried green tomatoes! Very friendly service, too. You don't get in and out of the drive thru as fast as most "fast food rest." but that's because they cook alot of it to order. My food has always been very fresh and hot! Just go by and get their numbers and try them out. You won't be sorry!
I went there for the first time this evening. I opted for the chicken finger snack and asked if they could do them buffalo style. It was a dollar extra, but I did it anyway. The snack was 6 fingers! I expected maybe 3. The honey mustard sauce was very good, and the fries were similar to Jack's - crinkle cut with seasoning salt.

The chicken fingers were a little on the greasy side. Reminded me a lot of the buffalo chicken tenders at Dairy Queen. But they were very tender and really good, and I liked the hot sauce a lot.

I waited maybe 10 minutes after I ordered. Not bad. I'll go back.
I must say G is a very friendly person and wish his business well,i tried the wings and by no means are they awful,but they positively are not good,Zaxby's blows it away,if any of you ever enter a wing eating contest just pray that this place doesnt cater the event,on the menu i noticed pineapple baked beans thought that sounded interesting so next time i'll try that and maybe catfish,best of luck G
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I must say G is a very friendly person and wish his business well,i tried the wings and by no means are they awful,but they positively are not good,Zaxby's blows it away,if any of you ever enter a wing eating contest just pray that this place doesnt cater the event,on the menu i noticed pineapple baked beans thought that sounded interesting so next time i'll try that and maybe catfish,best of luck G
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Yes, G is very friendly! I must say that I find it a bit odd that your first post is to say something negative about him, however. I'm a "wing eater" the wings were good....IMO Zaxbys doesn't hold a candle not only to 'G' but to many other establishments.

And they were positively GOOD, perhaps your taste needs refined?
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Yes, G is very friendly! I must say that I find it a bit odd that your first post is to say something negative about him, however. I'm a "wing eater" the wings were good....IMO Zaxbys doesn't hold a candle not only to 'G' but to many other establishments.

And they were positively GOOD, perhaps your taste needs refined?
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Very friendly is a POSITIVE NOT A NEGATIVE, I am very sorry you got confused, I will definitely try G's again but the wings that I had were very very average,also you can knock Zaxbys cuz it is a chain but so what they make some mean wings that most people love
last night I picked up the tenders meal. she said it came with 7 tenders (which I had tossed in buffalo), and fries. when I got to work, I opened the take-out foam box thing, and it was stuffed full. I had WAY more than my 7 tenders. albeit, some were small, but if they make up for small pieces with extras, its fine with me. and where else in town can you get red kool-aid with dinner? I'll be going back!
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rookmasters
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Posted 28 July 2007 06:12 PM Hide Post
I must say G is a very friendly person and wish his business well,i tried the wings and by no means are they awful,but they positively are not good,Zaxby's blows it away,if any of you ever enter a wing eating contest just pray that this place doesnt cater the event,on the menu i noticed pineapple baked beans thought that sounded interesting so next time i'll try that and maybe catfish,best of luck G
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rooks, this is what I was responding to on this particular thread which was your first post on the Times Daily. Yes, "very friendly" is a positive but to say that his wings are not good is a negative. Hey, you are entitled to you opinion. I simply said it struck me as odd that you did your "first post" to "post a negative" on this topic...and you did post negative remarks on 'G'. It's a "no harm no foul" as far as I'm concerned. I think 'G' serves great wings and I've sampled most in the town!
We tried this last night, We DEFINITELY will go back! The chicken fingers were fresh, not frozen, and the fried mushrooms were as good as any high-end restaurant around here. The portions were generous and may I recommend the baked beans with pineapple--"G" said it was his mother's receipe--very good! Just my two cent's worth!
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Our kids love their honey bbq wings. Their chicken tenders are excellent!! Haven't tried their catfish yet. I've gotten the chicken tender snack twice and it supposed to come with 4 tenders but I've counted way more than that both times.

Their kids meals are $2.99 & the chicken tender snack is $4.95.

CP - I have their menu and it says on the bottom that Zero Transfat Oil is used. They do have a Grilled Chicken Salad for $5.95.
Yes, CP, they are breaded. I ordered mine with buffalo sauce, but they are definitely breaded. If you are looking for some grilled chicken fingers on my (Colbert) side of the river, try Swamp Johns.

However, the absolute best grilled (and blackened) chicken fingers I have ever had in my life are at the Bayou Blue in Florence. But they aren't on the menu; just tell them you want Chris's blackened chicken fingers. And get some sweet potato fries on the side! (Much better for you than white potatoes if you're doing the low carb thing)
THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU WILL NOT FIND AT G'S WINGS AND THINGS..
Such as:
Boneless Chicken Wings...now everyone knows that boneless chicken wings come from a boneless chicken. Let me tell you it is not a pretty sight to see boneless chickens laying around at a boneless chicken ranch...The major compliant from the workers there is backache, as they have to bend down so many times a day to turn the chickens so they won't get sores..."G" personally told me that those chickens have such a hard time just living, that he could not find it in his heart to sell bonesless chicken wings...He did think about chicken lips though, but found it took too many to make a pound, and so rare, they were way beyond reasonable price...He played with Rooster Peckers for a while but found they were too hard to chew..and decided against them....
But he is extremely proud that he was able to find a Buffalo Ranch in Montana, that sells him "FREE RANGE BUFFALO WINGS"..however, he did say, he suspected that they may be slipping in corral buffalo wings on him occassionally...but he is on top of it...
Now! if you have never met "G" it is obvious that he has been out in the sun a lot, and has that permanent golden tan... He is large in frame, and standing taller than the average male, with a smile that matches his size...and he is a imposing fiqure in a crowd.
For those of you who do not know, "G's" real name is Barry Coleman. His father was a minister, and always called him "Good Guy. Over the years, his friends shortened it to "G" and I am afraid he is stuck with it...
"G" has become a popular fiqure with a lot of people who frequented the local eating establishments that "G" managed for others...
If you are wondering why, let me give you a hint..."G" is the picture board manager, that brings to the table a feeling that he really cares if you got the quality of meal you expected. If you didn't, he would do his best to correct the problem. he fiqured out long ago, what some managers never have....keep the customer satisfied and you will stay in business...This consumate attention to customer service, has brought him a fan base which he is carrying on with his "G's" Wings and Things.

There are many stories about the lowly wing, and how it came from just another soup pot filler, or trash can remains, to one of those dishes rating up there with the hotdog, pizza, and hamburgers..
As The story goes, the co-owner of the Anchor Bar on main street in Buffalo, New York, got a unexpected visit from her son, who just happen to bring along a passle of his friends... Needing something to fix as a snack, she had a load of chicken wings in the fridge...thus her creation was so popular, that they put it on the menu. They now sale over 70,000 lbs a month of wings alone....By the way her husband was named "Frank" and she toss the wings in "FRANKS HOTSAUCE" served with ranch dressing to counter the spiciness...
Wait! just for your knowledge...I just knew you wanted to know the original Buffalo wings were unbreaded and deep fried...
I know there are many different claims to fame about the chicken wings..but that is my story and I am sticking to it...you get your own...
MANY STYLES OF CHICKEN WINGS are served throughout the USA...with each style bringing forth different techniques of cooking such as baking, broiling, frying, grilling, sauteing, boiling, smoking, with combinations such as from the pool into the pit, and I can go on...but for this article I am going to stick with frying which is what "G" decided was going to be his technique...
Now wings come in various different ways...such as drumettes, Flats or sometimes called double bone, or combines which means the drum section and double bone section are served as one instead of separate..."G" serves the double bone or flat if you want to call it that, and the drum section. The tips have been cut off.
There was no breading on the wings, as they are fried skin only.
You can order chicken tenders, and catfish, but in this article I am only discussing his wings and the ways you can purchase them.

Our group wanted to sample a variety of his wings so we ordered different versions such as plain, med hot and hot buffalo style, and the Hawaiian wings.
They are listed by the lb which is $5.95...They are medium in size which means you get between 7 to 9 wings per lb. "G" will cook them plain, medium and hot Buffalo Style, and Hawalian style which comes out black in color and taste sort of burnt because of the sugar content ...not one in the group said they would purchase the Hawaiian wings again...they preferred the plain with the hawaiian Sauce instead...if you want to try "G's" various homemade sauces from honey mustard, ranch, blue cheese, Hawaiian Style, Hot Bar-B-Que, and "G's Special sauce (which has 10 different ingredients),I recommend you order the plain wings and get a sample of his sauces to try...
Our group like the Hawaiian sauce, the blue cheese which is very creamy with just a hint of blue cheese and contains small chunks. The Ranch is creamy with just a touch of sweetness to it that off sets the fiery burn of the buffalo sauce.( The hot buffalo wings start out with a slow burn and build up around your lips in just a few minutes...so if you don't like hot, we recommend the mild for the weak of heart... The Blue Cheese and Ranch both are a perfect match for the mild and hot buffalo wings.
The honey mustard was very good on the plain, but was not the pick to combine with the buffalo wings...The Bar-B-Que Sauce and "G's" sauce had a mix response...none thought they were excellent nor bad...the flavors landed somewhere in the middle for most...I would say if I had my choice, most preferred "G's sauce" over the Bar-B-que.

The order came with two small containers of slaw...the slaw was not given a good rating at all...most said something was missing, some preferred a white mayo base slaw, instead of having mustard as one of their ingredients. Some said it had a twang they did not like, others thought it tasted like something you would buy at one of the local supermarket only once...
Our recommendation on the slaw would be to pass and get another side...until "G" has time to either improve or change his style of slaw... either way that one needs to go,as it does not meet the quality of the rest of the meal...
Our group found the wings to be cooked as they should be..the outside was crispy, but inside the meat was juicy and tender...

Our group gave "G's" taste test a thumbs up, and all stated they would not hesitate in returning to "G's" when the Wing Bug struck again...
Remember! if its good tell the owner...if it is bad, BE SURE to tell the owner...this helps them to correct things they may not have known about, so the next time your darken their door you will not experience the same old thing..after all, without your input...all we will get around here is average and below average restaurant food...and YOU DESERVE BETTER
HEADS UP GUYS...LISTEN CLOSELY
I had some of "G's' Sauce and Ranch Dressing sauce left...
Sunday afternoon I slowly hickory smoked some whole chickens and beef ribs Sauce to see how the flavor would marry with each other...let me tell you...it was a slam dunk...the deep hickory smoke with the spices and bite of "G's Sauce' was a blue ribbon winner...
So I seriously recommend that if you intend to do some smoking of chicken or ribs...go by G's and get a pint of his Sauce...
The Ranch Dressing was to the deep smoky flavor of the moist chicken as the coolness of a air conditioner is to a man who has come out of the heat measured at 118 degrees.
I highly recommend you order the following sauces
Blue Cheese...as it by far one of the best we have ever tasted...as a command chef, I have made some blue cheese dressings myself...but this one is by far at the top...
The Ranch Dressingfor the chicken dishes and salads...
"G's Sauce' for the smoked chicken and smoked ribs...I believe it is the smoke flavor that marries this particular sauce to the meat.
'G" may have started out to sale chicken wings...but as a lot of cases it is the unexpected surprises that may be the golden egg...and some of his sauces smell like gold to me..
Me and some guys from work tried G's today, EXCELLENT! Asked him what he had ready because we had to be back to work soon, he said he could hook us up with Tenders quickly. I asked if I could PURCHASE a sample of his wings (instead of a whole plate) he GAVE us all a sample of them, delicious, and even gave a sample of his catfish very good. Great price, and service very nice guy. If you haven't tried it yet you might want to soon, I forsee very long lines in that drive thru in the near future.

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