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Andy's Restaurant Scorecard: Brooklyn Bridge, All-Star Hot Wings

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The Correalles are New Yorkers, but make no mistake:  Memphis is their home. The Correalles are New Yorkers, but make no mistake: Memphis is their home.
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(WMC-TV) - Both are locally owned.

Both sit on Kirby Parkway, on opposite sides of Poplar Ave.

One's a New York family-owned Italian fixture for 28 years. The other's a hot wing stand-out whose Memphis owner boasts three area franchises.

Both can boast the local restaurant High Score of the Week:  a 98 on their most recent health inspections.

Correalle's Brooklyn Bridge Restaurant, 1779 Kirby Pkwy, East Memphis, 901-755-7413, DINNER ONLY.

The Correalles are New Yorkers, but make no mistake:  Memphis is their home. It has been since Chef Giorgio Correalle was knee-high to a butcher-block table.

Traditional Italian dishes like their Eggplant Parmigiana and Vitello lolla Bridgida (veal scallopini over gnocchi with caramelized onion cream and mushrooms) are what put customers in the seats. 

But what customers don't see is Brooklyn Bridge's spotless kitchen. I actually enjoyed a Salmon Caprese while sitting cross-legged on the kitchen floor!

Bridgette Correalle wouldn't have had it any other way.

She really cracked the whip with her son, nephew, staff and husband -- right up until her death last year.

"My wife was a clean freak from Day 1," said Brooklyn Bridge's founder and owner Vince Correalle. "She insisted that we always worked very hard to keep everything clean."

WHAT ANDY LIKES AT BROOKLYN BRIDGE:  Salmon Caprese, Eggplant Parmigiana, Vitello lolla Bridgida, Authentic New York Pizza

All-Star Hot Wings, 2857 Kirby Pkwy #110, East Memphis, 901-751-0170.

Patrick Matthews owns three of the five All-Star Hot Wings (Mr. All-Star) Mid-South franchises.

His Kirby Parkway store has the cleanest kitchen I've ever seen in a hot wing joint -- and I've been in some great ones (see:  Chings Hot Wings, Rayford's All-N-One, Jessie B's BBQ & Soul Food).

"I try to stay focused on my people and make sure they cook food like they would want it," Matthews said.

"I've been in all these restaurants," said Southaven-based vendor Brock Shaw, who's a regular at Matthews' Highway 64 store. "I've seen some nasty places, but (for a hot wing establishment to earn a 98), that's surprising. Really surprising."

WHAT ANDY LIKES AT ALL-STAR HOT WINGS:  Honey B-B-Q Wings, Cheeseburger (with secret All-Star spice), Chicken Philly

THE WEEK'S NOTABLE MEMPHIS-SHELBY COUNTY SCORES:

Taco Bell, 7858 Wolf Trail Cove, Germantown, TN, 99 on Sept. 24 

Pizza Hut, 1940 Exeter Rd, Germantown, TN, 98 on Sept. 24 

Brooklyn Bridge, 1779 Kirby Parkway, border of East Memphis/Germantown, 98 on Sept. 26 

All Star Hot Wings, 2857 Kirby Parkway, border of East Memphis/Germantown, 98 on Sept. 24 

Arby's, 2016 Germantown Rd., Germantown, TN, 98 on Sept. 24 

Jersey Subs, 1811 Kirby Parkway, border of East Memphis/Germantown, 98 on Sept. 24 

Arby's, 5033 Summer Ave., Berclair/East Memphis, 97 on Sept. 23 

Pizza Hut, 3578 Summer Ave., Highland Heights/East Memphis, 97 on Sept. 23 

Exline's Best Pizza In Town, 7730 Wolf River Blvd., Germantown, TN, 97 on Sept. 24 

Wendy's, 4761 Navy Rd., Millington, TN, 96 on Sept. 23 

El Mezcal, 402 Perkins Extd., East Memphis, 96 on Sept. 23 

Sam's Hamburgers & More, 3 S. Main St., Downtown Memphis, 96 on Sept. 27 

Green China, 9435 Poplar Ave., Germantown, TN, 94 on Sept. 24 

Rice Bowl Chinese Restaurant, 2705 Getwell Rd., Parkway Village/SE Memphis, 91 on Sept. 23 

Russo's New York Pizzeria, 9087 Poplar Ave., Germantown, TN, 91 on Sept. 24 

Super Submarine Sandwich Shop, 3316 Summer Ave., Highland Heights/East Memphis, 90 on Sept. 25 

Formosa Restaurant, 6685 Quince Rd., Kirby-Quince Area/East Memphis, 87 on Sept. 26 

JR's Fish & Chicken, 2974 Covington Pike, near Raleigh, UPGRADED TO 85 ON RE-INSPECTION AFTER FAILURE LAST WEEK, effectively Sept. 26 

West Diner, 2076 West St., Germantown, TN, 84 on Sept. 26 

Taqueria El Kora, 694 N. Waring Rd., Berclair/East Memphis, 83 on Sept. 23 

Home Style Taco Shack, 2711 Lamar Ave., Bethel Grove/S. Memphis, 82 on Sept. 23 

New Nam King, 4322 Summer Ave., Berclair/East Memphis, 79 on Sept. 23 

Mister B's, 6655 Poplar Ave., The Carrefour at Kirby Woods Shopping Center, border of East Memphis & Germantown, 72 on Sept. 24

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