Wing Warehouse: Quantity Over Quality
Too many choices for wing sauce without enough focus on taste.
Wing Warehouse in Stow offers a sports bar environment (with awfully loud music) and wings that could be better. If you want a great selection of different sauces for wings, this is the place to go.
In my opinion, however, the quality is lost with such a large selection of flavors. Instead of focusing on five or six that are outstanding, the menu boasts just about 50 sauces.
To start, my group ordered the Philly Nachos ($6.99). On top of a giant plate of tortilla chips was Philly meat (shaved ribeye), mushrooms, onions, cheese and Wing Warehouse's own Philly sauce. These come highly recommended, although to make it a true Philly I would have liked some Cheese Whiz on top instead of the what I assume is provolone.
After the nachos came out, our group decided to get the special 25 wings for $19.99. Patrons who choose this option get five different sauces to top the wings with.
We picked cali jack, wet ranch, cajun, smokehouse dry rub and garlic Parmesan. With the exception of the wet ranch (which looked to be ranch dressing poured on top of wings) and garlic Parm, the other three flavors seemed to blend together into one. If not for the dry rub on five of the wings, I would have sworn they were all the same. There was not nearly enough definition in heat, flavor or texture to differentiate one from the other. Our group constantly was asking one another which one was which to mixed answers.
For my main course, I decided to go with the Warehouse Burger ($7.99), which consisted of a half-pound patty, two slices of bacon, cheddar sauce and sauteed onions and mushrooms. This was the high point of the meal, as the melted cheddar sauce coated every inch of the burger, creating a nice flavor profile in every bite. The bacon was cooked nicely; not too crispy, but not too fatty. It was an easy burger to finish. And did I ever finish it.
The group also decided to get some bacon cheddar fries ($5.99). These were pretty standard with the fries coated with cajun spice, cheddar sauce, bacon and a side of homemade ranch.
For the most part, the food at Wing Warehouse is good (not great), but it does live up to its name — you could fill a warehouse with the amount of wing flavors and large portions.
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