A dozen wings at the peanut feeds 2-3 people or gives you an extra meal to take home - $16.25
The Peanut on 127th Street Neighborhood Bar & Grill in Overland Park, Kansas serves what many people consider to be the best Buffalo chicken wings in the Kansas City area. I put them in the top 3.
The unusually large, whole wings are a bit tough, but have a unique black peppery flavor that makes it all worth while. The Peanut's chicken wings are served with a special blue cheese sauce made in the restaurant.
There are several Peanut locations. The others are in Missouri. The Peanut is one of the few places in town to get hamburgers that are hand formed and cooked to order.
On my last visit to The Peanut, there were two other items worth a special trip. The onion rings were very good, but the standout was the chicken sandwich with marinated chicken breast, Swiss & cream cheeses, red onion and grilled red bell peppers on a hamburger bun.
I've always liked the food from The Peanut but for years only got the food to go (small up charge) because each of the Peanut locations seemed excessively smoky. But Overland Park no longer permits indoor smoking at restaurants and eating in is a pleasure. It is also a good place to play some electronic games or watch football and other sports on the giant screen.
Service can be a bit of a low point. The servers tend to spend a lot of time in the kitchen and it can be hard to get someone's attention.
L-11/09 copyright 2009-2011 by Keith Stokes