Years ago I bought a gigantic jug of Rickey’s World Famous Hot Sauce not knowing anything about the restaurant affiliated with it or that’s it’s owner is considered the greatest classic arcade game player of all time. If you’ve watched the film The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters as many times as I have, you may also develop an unhealthy obsession with whoever is the reigning Donkey Kong champ. Rickey’s is owned by Billy Mitchell, former, present who knows at this point…Donkey Kong champ and it’s the reason I decided to drive to Rickey’s Restaurant & Lounge .
We started with some “Apps” , so we got Potato Skins (pretty standard stuff topped with Cheese, Bacon, Sour Cream and Scallions) , Loaded Large French Fries (kinda overkill since this would be our second potato app) but the fries were topped with Chili, Cheese and Bacon, Quesadillas (nothing special),Chicken Strips w/fries (I know, we’re out of control) and 10 pieces of their Original Wings. We ordered them “Naked” aka sans breading served with their famous sauce (of which you can choose from Mild, Medium, Hot, Garlic, Jalapeño or Habanero).
The wings were prettay, prettay good but the sauce hit the spot. I would like to comment that my weak willed friend made us eat Medium, when we normally would have gone for the Jalapeño sauce. Now for the main event, I got the Bacon Double Cheeseburger (2 patties, 1/3 lb. each with Bacon and Cheese served with fries) and it was really nothing out of the ordinary.
The service was really great and when I inquired about Billy Mitchell from our server, he did mention he was back in his office. So I purchased a bottle of Rickey’s World Famous Hot Sauce, and asked if I could get Billy’s autograph on it. He left with the bottle and came back with this on it: “Remember Always Play To Win, Always – Billy Mitchell“.
Rickey’s Restaurant & Lounge
220 NW 180TH Avenue, Pembroke Pines, Fl