Third Time to Waldo’s was a Charm

Waldo's Wings 7.13.17

Basic Information:

Location: 406 Green Ridge St, Scranton, PA 18509
Phone number: (570) 961-8904
Wing Price: $7 for 10 wings
Wing Night: Monday and Thursday
Wing Night Price: 40 cent wings
Wing Flavors*: X-Mild, Mild, Medium, Hot, X-Hot, Waldo’s Death Sauce, Mild Ranch, Medium Ranch, Hot Ranch, Mild Bleu, Medium Bleu, Hot Bleu, Butter Garlic, Mild Honey Garlic, Medium Honey Garlic, Hot Honey Garlic, Porketta, Old Bay, Honey Mustard, BBQ, Captain Morgan, Caesar Parm, Cajun Dry, Mild Cajun, Medium Cajun, Hot Cajun, Taco
*Combine any wing flavors

Third Visit

Overall Rating: 85

Lynch’s Rating: 41 out of 50

Environment: 8
We decided it was time to make another trip to Waldo’s since our last visit over three years ago. Our decision was made very easy by the fact that we heard they had redid the menu, added plenty of new flavors, and build an outdoor patio area. I drive by Waldo’s quite a bit since I’m always on Green Ridge Street of Scranton, but I somehow never noticed the new patio, most likely due to the fact that it is mostly fenced in with a small gate to enter. I entered through the patio gate and immediately thought it was fantastic. There is a covered outside bar area with some tables for dining around it. There are also plenty of tables not covered if you want the full outdoor experience. It looks like there are some heaters for those colder nights, but we went on a warm day so there was no need for that. Looking at the covered dining area, I am going to guess that they will put up some type of wall and bring the heaters into the enclosure to create an awesome outdoor/indoor place for hanging out. They have about 6 drafts on tap outside. We went during a Victory Tap takeover and got to enjoy some delicious brews while dining outdoors. They did provide table service outdoors, and all the wings we ordered came out pretty fast. My quick peek inside revealed that not much has changed on the interior. If you’re a fan of the old Waldo’s, you have the option to hang out inside, but personally, I highly recommend the outdoor dining.

Wing Size: 8
When compared to other places, Waldo’s wings were definitely below average. When compared to prices of other wing places though, Waldo’s excelled. On their wing night, which they feature on both Monday and Thursday, they offer wings for only 40 cents a piece. A price like that is very hard to find this day and age. On top of that, Waldo’s allows you to place an order in any amount you want. I’m traditional, so I stuck to my normal 5, but if you wanted to go crazy, you can probably get 3 or 4 of some flavors. Don’t go too crazy and order 1 of every flavor though. People would start claiming you’re a psychopath.

Wing Flavors: 9
Waldo’s offers a good base of a large variety of flavors containing a mix of the classics and some that are more unique. If you want your classic Mild or Butter Garlic, they’ve got you covered. Want to try a wing that’s a little crazier like Taco or Porketta? Waldo’s should be able to help you out. What really pushed them over the top for me was the note on their menu that states you can combine any flavors. That opens up (as Aladdin would say) a whole new world. They may even have some secret sauces that aren’t on the menu, so be sure to ask and you may be in for a little treat.

Wing Taste (x2): 8
I decided to amp up my usual Hot order by trying the X-Hot. In the past, any time I ordered the step up, I was always surprised at how tame the flavor actually was. Well, let me tell you, these bad boys were super spicy. It was a darker, red sauce full of peppery spiciness. Don’t get me wrong though, they had a ton of flavor that I enjoy quite a bit. Waldo’s didn’t sacrifice flavor just for the sake of heat here. Let me warn you though, it’s not for the faint of heart. I’d almost be concerned for anyone who wanted to try the next step up, Waldo’s Death Sauce. The Hot Cajun Bleu was a flavor thought up in the mind of yours truly. For the most part, it captured the essence of the combination. It had a great Cajun taste to it along with a spicy backbone of the hot sauce. I only got the slightest hint of bleu cheese on this one though. I wish there was a bit more because it would have mellowed out the heat and Cajun spice a bit, which I think would have been a fantastic flavor. Finally, the Caesar Parm is a classic combination that’s hard for me not to order. I love both flavors and Waldo’s does a really good job of combining them for the perfect balance of Caesar and Parmesan cheese. I ordered these with the mild sauce and I’m happy I did because it allowed the Caesar Parm flavor to come through with just the tiniest hint of hot sauce.

Serniak’s Rating: 44 out of 50

Environment: 9
Waldo’s on Greenridge St. reminds a lot Harvey Dent, who’s known to his friends as Two Face because when you walk in the place you get this grittier, throwback bar that reminds you of your classic corner bar. But when you round the corner and get to the outside area, you enter a more modern looking setup that’s all about chilling out and letting that hair down pending you have any. Even if you don’t like me, you could figuratively do it. We sat outside and lucky for us, the weather was on our side. We must of been riding with some serious luck because there was a Victory tasting happening so we got talk brew with a representative of the brewery and also have some fine tasting suds. Outside you’ll find several tables and a another fully operating bar. You’ll also find a cornhole game off to the side. That’s a nice touch because it’s a game you don’t see very often at places and it’s one that everyone is down to play and if they aren’t, well I just think you need to reevaluate your friends. Our server was nice and joked around with us and even the guy behind the bar joked around with is. Everyone just seemed to be in a good mood, which is always a plus. No one wants to relax in a tense environment and Waldo’s did a nice job of making sure people were feeling upbeat. The outside area I think has only been around for a few months. Dynamite idea to add it. I hope they enclose it for the winter. That be rad.

Wing Size: 10
The size of their wings are around the average mark. They aren’t crazy small or big, to me, they’re regular. But where they go against the grain in a positive way is that for their wing night, they buck the current trend and have a 40 cents wing night. I feel like for the past 5 or so reviews, all I’ve been having are 60 cents wing nights. And as I understand that the price of wings has gone up and wing joints have to keep up, Waldo’s says, nope, we’re staying at 40 cents.

Wing Flavors: 9
This is an upgrade like you read about. They have 27 flavors on their menu. The last time we were at Waldo’s, which was a few years ago, they only around 7-10 flavors. So they definitely made a decision to really concentrate on their wings and I’m really happy they did. They got your standards but then they have some rising stars like porketta, cajun, old bay, hot bleu and taco. They also have a Waldo’s Death Sauce, which sounds like if you have it then you’re going to have a bad time. But go ahead and test your might and give it a whirl. They also let you combine any of their sauces together in case you’re feeling like a mad scientist. What’s good and something I wish all places did is that they put it right on their menu that you can combine flavors instead of putting me in a kind of guessing state. An easy move that helps out everyone.

Wing Taste (x2): 8

I went with my classic 20 with 4 different flavors. We’ll go from my least favorite to my favorite because why not? I had the honey mustard. It was a typical honey mustard. All aspects of it were represented. I actually think there was more honey in it than mustard. If you’re into honey mustard, this wing won’t disappoint. Next, I had the cajun dry rub. They had a very healthy coating of cajun seasoning and every square centimeter(possibly a new unit of measurement, I have no idea) was caked with the seasoning. That’s something often gets overlooked. The cajun had a solid heat to it but nothing overbearing. Simply solid. Moving to a flavor that was a bit more intense, and that’s the X-Hot. I was feeling froggy and wanted something with a bit more heat and man did I get what I was looking for. These were legit hot. A lot of times I go out and get the next level up from someone’s regular hot and it’s fine but they don’t bring the heat like I thought they would. Well, that’s not what happened here because these had serious heat and I knew it immediately. But they also had a nice flavor of spice to them. I’ll say that they are my personal limit for hotness from a wing sauce. Any more, I’ll be to the point where I would be hurting eternally. I ate all of them and I’m proud that I did. Like I said earlier, if you want to get the death sauce, be my guest. I’m told no one ever ate them all there so go out and make history. Lastly, I got the taco. So much taco flavor with an assist from what I think was their regular hot sauce. The taco flavor was potent through every bite. Not sure I ever had a taco wing so much punch. Highly recommend them.

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Grande Pizza Podcast Review 2

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Wow! Can you believe it’s been nearly three whole years since we made our last visit to Grande Pizza in Dunmore? It’s been too long and we sure were happy to make a return trip.  Check out our podcast review of our most recent visit at the bottom of this post.

In this podcast, we talk about the changes to Grande Pizza since our last visit. And let us just say, they have changed a lot. Grande Pizza has expanded their wing options a bit and moved into a completely new building across the street. Thing are much different than they used to be, that’s for sure. Also, as The Wing Men often do, we got a little bit off topic. We may have spent a little bit of time talking about the limitations of human evolution. As they say, nothing goes together better than hot wings and the destruction of planet Earth as we know it.

Once again, this podcast was sponsored by Condron Media, so definitely give it a listen if you’re a local, small business that wants some free services.

Oh, and head over to the Grande Pizza Review Page to check out our previous visits at the old location. Enjoy the podcast!

Grande Pizza Wingcast

Grande Pizza

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Basic Information:

Location: 301 S Blakely St, Dunmore, PA 18512
Phone number: (570) 207-5599
Normal Wing Price: $5.75 for 8 wings
Wing Night: Tuesday
Wing Night Price: 49 cent wings
Wing flavors: Mild, Hot, Medium, Barbecue, Teriyaki, Ranch, Thai Chili, Sweet & Spicy, Honey Mild, Honey Hot, Spicy Barbecue, Mild or Hot Garlic, Cajun, Cajun Ranch, Honey Mild Garlic, Honey Hot Garlic, Caesar Garlic Parm, Mango Habanero, Citrus Chipotle BBQ, Honey Mustard, Inferno

Third Visit – 1/31/2017

Grande Pizza Podcast Review


Second Visit – 4/8/2014

Grande Pizza Podcast Review


First Visit

Overall Rating: 69

Lynch’s Rating: 36

Environment: 6
Grande Pizza is an interesting little place located right off of Blakely Street in Dunmore. It has obviously been placed in a repurposed building, but I’m not sure what it used to be. The restaurant is mostly there for take-out orders and beer pick-ups. There is some seating, but it is cozy to say the least. There’s no real waitstaff, so it’s up to you to go to the counter to place any orders or drinks. Some people may not like this, but I thought it worked in this situation. You don’t have to depend on anyone else to come and order your food, take your orders, and give you the bill. As soon as you’re ready, you order and pay right then. You only have to wait for the food, which came out pretty fast. I’d say within 10-15 minutes. There’s not really much to do inside except for a Megatouch gaming console.  The place was mostly clean and I likes the fact that there wasn’t much waiting to be done.

Wing Flavors: 7
Before checking out Grande Pizza, I decided to look up the menu to see the flavor options. I was very surprised. I used to drive by this place almost daily and I was never especially drawn to visit it. The wings flavors really sold me. Any place that has Teriyaki is OK in my book. With the addition of other interesting flavors, I think you’re bound to like something from this place.

Wing Size: 7
This is two weeks in a row we’ve been somewhere that has wings for $0.35. When I was younger, this was the norm, now it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find. As Bob Dylan said, the times are a-changin’. Thankfully, Grande Pizza either doesn’t subscribe to this though, or they just hate Bob Dylan. Either way, the wings were a great size, and I left feeling quite full.

Wing Taste (x2): 8
I ordered myself some Teriyaki, Hot, Hot Ranch, and Spicy Thai Chile. The Teriyaki were great.  It was exactly the right amount of salty that I love in a Teriyaki wing. It was not a runny sauce either, so it wasn’t all on my plate by the end of my meal. The Hot were good in that they lived up to their name. A lot of times when you order a hot at a restaurant, you end up with a milder sauce. This had great spice and really good taste. You had the option to choose Hot Ranch or Mild Ranch. I opted for the Hot and did not regret it when I saw my other friend’s Ranch. They had barely any sauce on theirs, but mine was drenched in it. The hot sauce and Ranch mixed were a pretty good combination here, where neither one overpowered the other. The Spicy Thai Chile reminded me a lot of the Sweet and Sour Sauce from Burger King, but with much more flavor. It might have been my favorite out of the bunch. Don’t let the name fool you either, these were more sweet than spicy, but sometimes a sweet wing just hits the spot. I also tried some honey Mustard, which was a bit subpar by Honey mustard standards. The Spicy BBQ were delicious – a great change of pace from your regular BBQ. It added a nice smokiness and tang to what I consider a bland wing flavor. The Hot garlic weren’t that impressive either. It was their regular hot sauce mixed with minced garlic. It didn’t add much to the Hot sauce.

Serniak’s Rating: 33

Environment: 5
It wasn’t really Grande Pizza’s fault that the environment wasn’t to lively. It’s just not that kind of place. There are only half dozen or so tables in the place so eating isn’t a usual thing. A lot of takeout orders were happening while were there. One thing that was different but pretty cool was that we had to order our wings at the register and pay when we ordered as well. Basically, we didn’t have a server. It was nice being able to leave as soon as we were done.

Wing Flavors: 7
Grande Pizza has quite a bit of flavors flavors in all. They have your hot, mild,bbq and honey mustard, which are your standard flavors you see at any wing joint. But they also had some interesting ones such as spicy thai chili, teriyaki, hot garlic, ranch, sweet and spicy and ranch. They were unique and distinct from each other. Some places have tons of flavors and that’s fine but this rating goes to show you that as long as you out some effort and get a bit creative you can do well.

Wing Size: 7
The wings were a good size. I walked out full, which is what counts. Also, for 35 cents it’s a pretty good deal. You don’t see a lot of places that have 35 cents wing nights anymore, so it’s nice to see.

Wing Taste (x2): 7
This place really surprised me. I’ve driven past the place numerous times and kind of thought to myself that the place seemed like a pizza chain that you would see at Ocean City MD. But the wings held their own against my prediction. They were sauced well and all had a lot of flavor. I ordered hot, sweet and spicy, spicy thai chili and ranch. The hot were very vinegary that stung the nostrils. It worked well for them. The sweet and spicy wings were balanced real well with good zip. The spicy thai chili wings were most certainly spiced that included Asian spices that wouldn’t quit. Finally, the ranch wings were nice and cool but unfortunately there wasn’t a ton of sauce on them. It was odd because the other wings were covered in sauce. It tasted alright enough, they just needed more. Also, the wings were nice and crispy.

Waldo’s

Waldo's Wings 7.13.17

Basic Information:

Location: 406 Green Ridge St, Scranton, PA 18509
Phone number: (570) 961-8904
Wing Price: $7 for 10 wings
Wing Night: Monday and Thursday
Wing Night Price: 40 cent wings
Wing Flavors*: X-Mild, Mild, Medium, Hot, X-Hot, Waldo’s Death Sauce, Mild Ranch, Medium Ranch, Hot Ranch, Mild Bleu, Medium Bleu, Hot Bleu, Butter Garlic, Mild Honey Garlic, Medium Honey Garlic, Hot Honey Garlic, Porketta, Old Bay, Honey Mustard, BBQ, Captain Morgan, Caesar Parm, Cajun Dry, Mild Cajun, Medium Cajun, Hot Cajun, Taco
*Combine any wing flavors

Third Visit

Overall Rating: 85

Lynch’s Rating: 41 out of 50

Environment: 8
We decided it was time to make another trip to Waldo’s since our last visit over three years ago. Our decision was made very easy by the fact that we heard they had redid the menu, added plenty of new flavors, and build an outdoor patio area. I drive by Waldo’s quite a bit since I’m always on Green Ridge Street of Scranton, but I somehow never noticed the new patio, most likely due to the fact that it is mostly fenced in with a small gate to enter. I entered through the patio gate and immediately thought it was fantastic. There is a covered outside bar area with some tables for dining around it. There are also plenty of tables not covered if you want the full outdoor experience. It looks like there are some heaters for those colder nights, but we went on a warm day so there was no need for that. Looking at the covered dining area, I am going to guess that they will put up some type of wall and bring the heaters into the enclosure to create an awesome outdoor/indoor place for hanging out. They have about 6 drafts on tap outside. We went during a Victory Tap takeover and got to enjoy some delicious brews while dining outdoors. They did provide table service outdoors, and all the wings we ordered came out pretty fast. My quick peek inside revealed that not much has changed on the interior. If you’re a fan of the old Waldo’s, you have the option to hang out inside, but personally, I highly recommend the outdoor dining.

Wing Size: 8
When compared to other places, Waldo’s wings were definitely below average. When compared to prices of other wing places though, Waldo’s excelled. On their wing night, which they feature on both Monday and Thursday, they offer wings for only 40 cents a piece. A price like that is very hard to find this day and age. On top of that, Waldo’s allows you to place an order in any amount you want. I’m traditional, so I stuck to my normal 5, but if you wanted to go crazy, you can probably get 3 or 4 of some flavors. Don’t go too crazy and order 1 of every flavor though. People would start claiming you’re a psychopath.

Wing Flavors: 9
Waldo’s offers a good base of a large variety of flavors containing a mix of the classics and some that are more unique. If you want your classic Mild or Butter Garlic, they’ve got you covered. Want to try a wing that’s a little crazier like Taco or Porketta? Waldo’s should be able to help you out. What really pushed them over the top for me was the note on their menu that states you can combine any flavors. That opens up (as Aladdin would say) a whole new world. They may even have some secret sauces that aren’t on the menu, so be sure to ask and you may be in for a little treat.

Wing Taste (x2): 8
I decided to amp up my usual Hot order by trying the X-Hot. In the past, any time I ordered the step up, I was always surprised at how tame the flavor actually was. Well, let me tell you, these bad boys were super spicy. It was a darker, red sauce full of peppery spiciness. Don’t get me wrong though, they had a ton of flavor that I enjoy quite a bit. Waldo’s didn’t sacrifice flavor just for the sake of heat here. Let me warn you though, it’s not for the faint of heart. I’d almost be concerned for anyone who wanted to try the next step up, Waldo’s Death Sauce. The Hot Cajun Bleu was a flavor thought up in the mind of yours truly. For the most part, it captured the essence of the combination. It had a great Cajun taste to it along with a spicy backbone of the hot sauce. I only got the slightest hint of bleu cheese on this one though. I wish there was a bit more because it would have mellowed out the heat and Cajun spice a bit, which I think would have been a fantastic flavor. Finally, the Caesar Parm is a classic combination that’s hard for me not to order. I love both flavors and Waldo’s does a really good job of combining them for the perfect balance of Caesar and Parmesan cheese. I ordered these with the mild sauce and I’m happy I did because it allowed the Caesar Parm flavor to come through with just the tiniest hint of hot sauce.

Serniak’s Rating: 44 out of 50

Environment: 9
It’s not his place, it’s not her place and it’s not even your place. It’s R-Place. And that’s exactly where we went. Not to be confused with the R-Bar, R-place is it’s own separate entity. I remember when I saw the place if businesses were all going to start to follow this idea of sticking the letter R in front of their business name. Imagine the possibilities with me. R-Gas Station, R-Hospital, R-Funeral Home. Endless possibilities. As for R-Place, the place we went for wings, the place is enormous. It has a dining hall that leads into a bar that leads to an outside area. They also have maybe the biggest parking lot of all time. Breathtaking pavement. We sat in the bar area and let me tell you, a cleaner bar would be hard to find. Place was spotless. Pretty sure R-Place has only been around for half a year or so but still, the place pristine. The bar itself had a beautiful wooden top to it. They had a few quality brews on tap but don’t expecting a crazy selection of craft brew. The place had a pool table and a good amount of seating in the bar area. Our server was a very nice lady and she was diligent with us. If you’re looking for a place to get nuts at I suggest trying somewhere else. But if you’re looking to relax in a calming atmosphere this is the place for you.

Wing Size: 10
The trend continues where another place is seemingly feeling the effects of higher wing prices. The wings on R-Place’s wing night is 60 cents. That’s something like 4 places in a row where where wing prices were 60 cents. I know that’s what the market is dictating but I’m just not ready to accept 60 cents as the new 50 cents. I’m close though. As for their size, they were in the middle of big and small, right in the middle. I think you could get your typical order and feel satisfied. One thing to note was the presentation of the wings. They were served to us in individual silver bowls. They looked amazing. Even the color of each wing had a distinct sharpness to them. They really popped.

Wing Flavors: 9
There are 10 flavors to choose from on the menu and they have a flavor of the week that is not located on the menu and instead is on the wall. The flavors are JandJ Spicy, classic mild buffalo, classic hot buffalo, honey mild, BBQ, honey BBQ, Beez Kneez(honey garlic), Asian Blazin(sweet chili, teriyaki), garlic parm /herb butter and OMG Hot. The featured off menu flavor was sweet jalapeno. They have some cool names for some of their flavors that I’m always a sucker for. In fact their entire menu is loaded with cool and interesting names for their food. I wish they would get ranch involved in their flavor lineup. Ranch is a can’t miss with just about any other flavor.

Wing Taste (x2): 8

I got the JanJ Spicy, Asian Blazin, Bees Knees and Sweet Jalapeno. Let’s start with the Asian Blazin. They had what you want in an Asian sauce. Had some heat, had some spice and had that saltiness that you expect from Chinese food. Nothing overpowered the other. More of a thicker sauce compared to what you get with just a teriyaki sauce. Next we have the JanJ Spicy. Not sure who JanJ is. Perhaps they’re paying homage to the fallen J and J security who were the henchmen of Triple H. Gotta be that. This sauce was spicy but not wildly spicy, just right. You knew it was there but it didn’t take over your tastebuds. It was a very flavorful sauce. To me, it was like their house hot sauce kicked up a notch. Continuing on I went of menu and had the sweet jalapeno. Didn’t hate this sauce, but I was left wanting more. I figured with actual jalapeno on the wing it would have much more kick. They didn’t. It was much more sweet, which is fine but I was hoping there would of been a more give and take between sweet and spicy. Oh well. Lastly, and the best that I had there were the Beez Kneez. I was a bit skeptical of just a honey and garlic combo but man they were excellent. The honey and sweetness were there but it was garlic that took the lead here. It was prominent throughout each bite. I there were some added herbs in there as well that played a nice role. I typically don’t get excited about honey but I’m glad I went against my grain and got them because they were the truth.


Second Visit

1.21.16 – Waldo’s Review Podcast


First Visit

Overall Rating: 56 out of 100

Location: Scranton
Wing Night: Monday and Thursday
Wing Price: $0.30
Phone number: 570-961-8904

Wing to get: Hot Ranch

Lynch’s Rating: 26 out of 50

Environment: 3
Waldo’s is a pretty small bar located near the bottom of Green Ridge Street. It is a very missable building with a sign of a walrus over the door. I always thought it was a townie bar, but I was surprised by the crowd once I entered. There were plenty of people who could be described as townies, but there was also a younger crowd there. It was surprisingly crowded, too. The bar does allow smoking, which the patrons were taking full advantage of. My clothes reeked of cigarette smoke the next day. It took quite a while for the food to come out, and the waitress said our drink orders can only be placed at the bar. We only wanted water, which is provided in water bottles. I hate when places don’t give you tap water and charge you for the water. Between the outrageous amounts of smoke and the many inconveniences of service, Waldo’s wasn’t exactly the best place to eat wings.
Wing Flavors: 7
There was a decent selection of flavors. A lot of the flavors I have seen before, but they had a whole menagerie of wing choices.
Wing Size: 8
These wings were slightly above average, but at $0.30 a wing, they are the cheapest around. You will be filled up without spending a pretty penny.
Wing Taste (x2): 4
I ordered the Hot, Hot Ranch, and Hot Honey Garlic. I was underwhelmed by the flavors I ordered. The Hot was very spicy, but didn’t hold much flavor. That buttery taste that I love from a wing was absent. It was just a salty hot flavor. The Hot Ranch were decent. The Ranch added a good flavor to the Hot sauce. The Hot Honey Garlic were lacking the Honey part. The Hot and Garlic were pretty dominant, but I didn’t get a sweet honey taste. I was looking forward to it, but I was let down. I also tried the Captain Morgan. It could have done with a bit more sauce, but it was actually pretty tasty. It’s more along the lines of a sweet sauce, but I can go for those once in a while.

Serniak’s Rating: 30 out of 50

Environment: 5
The atmosphere at Waldo’s was average. It wasn’t bad but it also wasn’t great. Just a typical bar/restaurant. The service was a bit shaky. Our waitress wasn’t very friendly and when are food came she just kind of heaved them on our table and didn’t say anything. Getting a beer at Waldo’s wouldn’t be a bad idea but don’t expect to do more than drink.
Wing Flavors: 6
There were about 15 flavors. There weren’t anything that was off the wall or interesting. All standard flavors with a few others that I’ve had before but not at a ton of places.
Wing Size: 7
The size of the wings weren’t that bad. They weren’t tiny by any means and they were also 30 cents, the cheapest that the Wing Men have come across.
Wing Taste (x2): 6
Like the environment, the taste was just alright and averageish. I got hot, butter and garlic hot ranch and Captain Morgan. The hot were solid but the butter and garlic used minced garlic instead of fresh garlic , which I prefer. The Captain Morgan were some kind of bbq sauce but were very weak in flavor. The hot ranch is the wing to get here. They were a good blend of the 2 flavors.