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Wing Warehouse: Quantity Over Quality

Too many choices for wing sauce without enough focus on taste.

 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.

Check out Stow Patch Blogger Monica Dunton's What's for Dinner? blog on wings .

Interesting in blogging on Patch? Send an email to Editor Amanda.Harnocz@patch.com.

Mary May 21, 2011 at 12:42 AM
Wing Warehouse is awesome! Your article doesn't help a small business by any means by promoting such a negative review. Their food is good and the wing sauces DO taste different. You basically slammed everything you ate! WOW!!!!
Dave May 21, 2011 at 11:55 AM
If you can't taste the difference between cali jack, cajun, and smokehouse dry rub sauces you should not be writing a food review.
Carla May 21, 2011 at 12:11 PM
I personally feel that a food critic is exactly what it is: going in to try the food, and give their own personal choice of what the experience was, and how the food was. No one likes to hear negative, but then again, no one wants to have a bad experience either. If you want the good, ya gotta take the bad too. What I find a little entertaining though is, both above comments were negative.....again, personal opinions. I definitely enjoy seeing another person's take on their dining experience and gives me a point of view BEFORE I dine (or not dine) somewhere.
Jason May 22, 2011 at 01:22 AM
My wife and I both agree that Kyle's review is spot on. Also, I wouldn't call 15 restaurants a small business. Of course with 15 restaurants someone must like their food, just not Kyle, his friends, and my wife & I.
KIM May 23, 2011 at 01:36 AM
Wing Warehouse is a favorite place to eat for our family and I don't understand why having a large variety of wing sauces would be a negative thing? They are delicious as well as everything else we have had so far on the menu. I do know that on top of their GREAT wings, they have the BEST fried pickles ANYWHERE!
Amy June 03, 2011 at 06:19 PM
Maybe your taste buds were off that night? I would give it another try. I enjoy the WW boneless wings & queso sticks.
Vincent Ing June 15, 2011 at 12:37 AM
Personally, I love Wing Warehouse. Great selection of beverages in addition to a great menu. The wings are very meaty (which you don't find that much anymore) and the selection of sauces, which are all good, gives something for everybody to enjoy plus gives yourself variety for each visit.

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