The GLOB Master was trying to think of a good reason why the WingHouse chicken wings didn't have a place in the GLOB's FAB FIVE Chicken Wings. Having personally tasted the WingHouse Garlic Parmesan, Dallas, and Blackened chicken wings, these second and third clucker joints could be on anyone's top five.
Like your wings naked? The WH Blackened wings are mouthwatering naked nuggets of wonder. I love the word naked, it says so much.
My favorite WH Garlic Parmesan wings will have you smacking your lips, reveling in parm-cheese flavor bliss. A powerfully pungent garlic background wallop will have you wishing there was a WingHouse All-You-Can-Eat night.
If that isn't enough reason for excellence, the WingHouse also has Mild, Medium, Hot, Exxtreme and Asian for the adventurous wing lover.
It's done! The GLOB Master has just made his decision -- the WingHouse Wings are, in fact, one of the GLOB's FAB FIVE Chicken Wings. (P.S. decider is ALMOST as good a word as naked!)
- GLOB Master
Good wings, great service, I'm going back!
By Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor
The WingHouse Bar & Grill on Archer Rd. near I-75 wants to be known for its "world famous chicken wings."
Alright, I admit I took the bait. I am a big chicken wing fan. The Gainesville Lunch Out Blog lists its favorite chicken wings in the GLOB FAB FIVE. The GLOB Master is a red, white, and blue chicken-wing eating kind-a-guy.
I've eaten chicken wings that were delivered with my pizza that weren't THAT bad. I used to cook wings when I would get together with friends for cards. I can spend a good amount of time at the bar talking about the 'twice as big wings from the chicken wing golden years.'
To sum up, in the GLOB Master's opinion, there isn't a bad chicken wing out there. Hot, mild, spicy, blackened, BBQed, Asian, teriyaki . . . naked. I'm a blackened, extra crispy wing eater, but I like to try all kind of flavors of this favorite poultry appendage.
I must admit, I'm a Full Grown Man and when I'm looking for wings, the term 'naked' always gets the imagination working overtime.
This lunch hour, the GLOB Master was on a mission to discover how good the Winghouse blackened extra crispy wings are. My lunch mates both went for the Dallas style hot wings. Between the three of us, we selected naked and buffalo style. We also ordered some curly fries because, well, why wouldn't you order curly fries with your wings?!?!
On a previous trip, I sampled the Garlic and Parmesan wings that were touted to be on the hot side.
Thanks to the attentive, clever, smart service of our WingHouse girl, who quickly delivered our order to us and asked, "Have you guys ever eaten Ker's WingHouse wings before?"
"Where do you guys work?"
"What kind of wings do you like?" she asked quickly, capturing our attention.
"I've tried the Garlic Parmesan (pic at top)," I responded quickly.
"I don't eat those garlic wings. Boys won't kiss me after all that garlic," our server said smiling broadly, with a glimmer in her eye.
The WingHouse wings are plump, tasty, and reasonably priced. The blackened extra crispy wings I ordered were peppery and very flavorful. I like the wings extra crispy to burn off some of the excess fat and wetness from the wing sauce. These wings were still on the wet side, but they were still very good.
My buds said their Dallas wings worked for them, but the wings were not as hot as anticipated. The fries were great--crispy, freshly cooked and a good size basket to share.
A cup of gumbo was also ordered and we were pleasantly surprised at the thick, cajun spiced, multi-ingredient concoction.
Then again there are a lot of things at the WingHouse that can pique your imagination, in a big box restaurant kind-a-way. The Winghouse menu is not much different than any of the other all American style franchise lunch stops out in the Archer Rd. triangle.
The WingHouse menu also includes the usual burgers, sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads. A stylized menu addition is called Wingitizers which is the WingHouse version of smaller portion appetizers. The WingHouse menu is available via the link below.
The WingHouse approach to customers is different. Directly from the menu: "The main attraction at the WingHouse is our version of "The Girl Next Door," the World Famous WingHouse Girls. The WingHouse Girls are attractive and polite. As ambassadors of our mission to be "brilliant on the basics", their great service, positive attitudes and pretty smiles encourage guests to make frequent visits and become loyal customers."
This mission works for the WingHouse. They serves some really good wings in an extraordinarily interesting, fun way.
I'm going back to the WingHouse. The next time I'm searching out Marissa, and I am not ordering the Garlic Parmesan wings.
New Gainesville resident, Andy Caldwell, has a new appreciation for historical movies, be they fact-based, fantasy-based, or history-based. The subjects of emancipation, liberty and the pursuit of being' 'free at last' echoed through the WingHouse Bar & Grill as Andy and his friends enjoyed Wing House Dallas Naked Wings to mark Mr. Caldwell's receipt of his divorce papers. After WingHouse server, Barbara (right) went into great detail about what her interpretation of the term naked meant, we were all in complete agreement that anything naked is pretty darn good. Brittany (left) was very clear in stating the Winghouse wings are naked when all the skin is removed and the wings are coated with a tangy honey-BBQ sauce. Our celebratory wings were complemented with a large basket of Winghouse curly fries that were also, you guessed it, naked. Come on GLOBers, don't forget we were all brought into this world . . . Buck Naked.
- GLOB Master, Feeling over dressed
The Pluses and Minuses of the WingHouse Bar & Grill:
WingHouse Bar & Grill + indicators: The wings are excellent, service is five star, and I'm going back.
WingHouse Bar & Grill - indicators: Don't get me started about Archer Rd. traffic.
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- Phone Number: 352 372-9464
- Address: 3857 SW Archer Rd., Gainesville, FL
- Urban GLOB Location: Archer Road
- Web Site: Winghouse Bar & Grill
- Latitude: 29.61858
- Longitude: -82.382411
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