This is a sponsored post but all of the opinions are mine (well, and Charlie’s too)
We had a chance to try out the Bangin’ Drums – the newest promotion from Quaker Steak & Lube. These chicken legs are something else! They are an unusual size – as in like BIG. Not as big as turkey legs but looking at these made me imagine chickens running around with Pop-Eye legs!
First up – choosing the sauces! We decided to try several types of sauces to really get a feel for the flavor mixes. This isn’t your traditional one-note wing/leg gig going on here…you get your choice of sauces. Quaker Steak prides themselves on their Hotness Meter. As in SAUCE hotness meter. Personally I was only able to stand the Mild To Medium. Which is why I could never be a true foodie blogger. At least not the crazy “oh, my face might be actually in flames” kinda foodie blogger. So, back to sauces, there are a lot of choices – 20 to be exact – check them all out here:
Notice how everything has a SHU number? That stands for Scoville Heat Units. The hottest measure is 500K SHU – aka: “Are You Friggin NUTS?!” (that’s my inner dialogue)
For sauce, we chose:
Classic Buffalo-Style Wing Sauce (medium – (1,440 SHU)
Louisiana Lickers (1220 SHU) – Hot-Cajun-Garlic-BBQ mix
Asian Sesame (930 SHU) – Exotic Asian Blend
ThaiAsian – (1,400 SHU) – Unique blend of Asian Sesame with a Sweet Thai flavor with a kick of garlic & chili
Kentucky Bourbon – (110 SHU) – Aged Bourbon with a hint of dark molasses
The legs themselves have this very unique combination of crispy but still tender. Usually it’s one or the other, leaving the legs either dry or mushy. Here’s their not so secret: the legs are they are brined & coated with honey stung seasining – deep fried for 8 minutes. Oooo, I was in heaven as I loooove a good crispy chicken experience!
My favorite: Kentucky Bourbon!
Charlie’s favorite: Louisiana Lickers!
We also tried out the Philly Cheese Steak and the Hot Brownie. Their menu has a ton of great choices & also amazing drinks (I settled on the Deep Eddy Peach Vodka / Tea drink – SO refreshing!)
So, what’s with the name “Bangin’ Drums”? Quaker Steak has teamed up with music artist and producer Todd Rundgren, who in 1983 gave us the song “Bang the Drum All Day,” and who in 2013 founded Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony, a non-profit that supports music and music education. During their promotional period, Quaker Steak & Lube® locations nationwide will donate 50-cents for every order of Bangin’ Drums! sold — or at least $10,000 — to Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation.
About Quaker Steak & Lube®:
Quaker Steak & Lube®, founded over 40 years ago in Pennsylvania (the Quaker State) in a renovated filling station, the chain now includes over 50 locations in fourteen states across the U.S. “The Lube”® combines unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, and race cars suspended from the ceilings with crave-able food and high-octane entertainment & events appealing to guests of all ages. Quaker Steak & Lube® has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 20 wing sauces. For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube®, please visit www.thelube.com.
A little more about the Westminster Colorado location.
Manager Andrew Verraneault takes great pride in the location & their staff and we could see why! Such a great spot and fantastic staff. And the decor is so much fun. As mentioned above, all of the decor is original! The spinning motorcycle originally belonged to Colorado State University. The gas filling tanks are original and the cars, well, they are real too. Each location takes pride in their schwag!
NOTE: The Colorado location will be continuing their Bangin Drums promotion until mid – October so keep an eye on their Facebook page for promotions. In addition, they will have a live music event on October 8th