Wing Dome

Written by on November 14, 2010 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Greenwood
How I heard of this place: I have seen the Wing Dome on Greenwood numerous times, come across its coupon in the Entertainment book year after year…and not until Chris invited me to guys night out for wings and football did I finally have the chance to check them out.
Type of cuisine: “The Wing Dome offers tasty hot chicken wings, cold beer, and your favorite sports games. You’ll find every kind of chicken wing imaginable – BBQ, Thai Chili, Triple Garlic, Sambal Peanut Sauce, Blazin’ Chipotle and much more! You can even spice your chicken wings up to blazing hot 7-alarm (for those aiming to join our Wall of Flame). Check out the 7-alarm video…”
Ambiance: A sports bar atmosphere, with black tables and chairs, numerous television sets, all sportin’ the game (tonight: Pittsburgh vs. New England) and a group of avid sports fans…as well as guests enjoying a wedding reception. A Wall of Flame with photographs of people who have defeated the challenge of eating seven 7-alarm chicken wings in seven minutes. Neon signs promoting beer are found in the windows of the small space. The bar is separated from the restaurant by a steel pipe railing, where men sat on bar stools to watch the game.
What I ordered: 30 wings ($30.99). Between the three of us dining, we had a tray of thirty wings at our table, two of which I sampled. The remainder, minus one of the 4-alarm spicy wings, were consumed by my two hungry friends. Of the sauces available, we selected the triple garlic (garlic, garlic and more garlic with black pepper and sesame), Thai sweet chili (sweet with a touch of Thai chili spice), Western BBQ (molasses, cayenne, garlic and brown sugar), kamikaze (for teriyaki lovers, with garlic, pineapple and toasted sesame seeds) and the 4-alarm (on the hot side).
What I loved: I sampled the two that sounded best to me, especially as I am not a big fan of the sweet flavors on savory items (like chicken): the triple garlic and the 4-alarm. The two were delicious, juicy and each wing well-marinated and seasoned. I loved that the tray of wings was also decorated with cooling celery sticks and our additional orders of ranch and blue cheese dips.
On a subsequent visit, Sunday, December 5, 2010: A repeat invitation to guys night out had me back at the Wing Dome for the Steelers vs. Ravens game and an evening of gluttony. The gluttony began with the arrival of our first dining companion. He sat down, famished, and ordered a burger ($8.99/$9.99) to satisfy his hunger. When the next three of us arrived, we decided it was time to place our orders. Cokes and root beer to start, and 90 wings ($82.99) to follow. From our last experience, we had a selection of sauces that we enjoyed and would have loved to try again; we added new flavors to boot. Among the sauces we wanted to douse our 90 wings were: The Bigger Badder Cheese with Parmesan, garlic, lemon and more Parmesan (a unanimous favorite), Western BBQ with molasses, cayenne, garlic and brown sugar, Kamikaze (for teriyaki lovers) with garlic, pineapple and toasted sesame seeds, Triple Garlic with garlic, garlic and more garlic, topped with black pepper and sesame, Thai Sweet Chili, sweet with a touch of Thai chili spice, Rasta, a Jamaican blend of spicy jerk seasoning, cinnamon, nutmeg and lime, and the Blazin’ Chipotle with chipotle hot sauce, honey, smoke and fire. Our least favorite in the entire group was the Rasta; the Blazin’ Chipotle a great spicy one (with better spice factor than the 4-Alarm we also added to the mix); the BBQ and triple garlic also won rave reviews from all six diners. As if 90 wings was not enough, the gluttony continued when we placed an order for a second burger and fries ($8.99), with pepperjack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles, as well as a heaping pound of popcorn chicken ($6.99) served in a red, plastic basket. Not having any dessert on which to end our festival of gluttony, the six of us made our way out of the establishment.
Why I loved it: The presentation was great for a sports bar, giving you something to enjoy in an artful manner while watching the game, learning about the newest in smart phone technology or kicking back with the guys. Easy, comfortable and good food make for a nice evening out with friends.
Cost: Average ($1-$2 per wing)

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