A Duo of Flavors at the Winghouse
Happy Wingsday! Wednesday is quickly becoming my favorite day of the week thanks in part to my ‘Wingsday” project. I have been trying to make it to different geographical areas of Tampa Bay and last night I made an unexpected stop at Ker’s Winghouse on 4th Street in St. Pete. My most recent visit to a Winghouse was back in 2005 and I really enjoyed it. Last night’s visit was fun and my two bambinos were with me which made the visit even more special. It was my first visit to the St. Pete location and I must say the service was OUTSTANDING! We had a great time and I discovered a new twist on two classic Winghouse flavors.
Founded in 1994 by NFL alumni, Crawford Ker, the first Winghouse opened in nearby Largo, Florida. They have grown to nineteen locations throughout Florida and are still going strong today. With full-service bars and great drink specials, they are open for both lunch and dinner. You will find flat screen TV’s throughout each restaurant where you can be sure to catch all the big games. Needless to say, the Winghouse is a sports lover’s heaven.
With a name like Winghouse, how could you expect anything less that spectaular wings? Their world-famous wings come in four varieties:
- Original: breaded using their secret breading mix
- Naked: skinless drummets marinated in their famous recipe
- Buffalo: no breading
- Boneless: moist and tender boneless chicken wings lightly battered and fried to perfection
You can then get saucy with your wings with the following flavors:
- Mild, Medium, Hot, House on Fire, Exxtreme
As well as specialty flavors:
- Blackened (Louisiana’s Finest)
- Dallas (Honey BBQ)
- Asian (From the Far East)
- Garlic Parmesan
I wanted to try a few but my wing man told me that the Blackened and Asian flavors mixed together were “the bomb” so we went with a 20 piece order of naked wings “Blackened-Asian” style. What can I say, I trust him!
When our wings arrived the scent was enough to send my taste buds into a frenzy. As I looked across the the table, my wing man smiled and said, “just wait until you taste them.” I picked up a drummette and as I bit into the tender chicken meat, I smiled because he was right. The combination of the blackened seasonings with the Asian spices was incredible. It reminded me of Korean BBQ , which is another of my favorites. I think I need to stick with my wing man, he sure knows his stuff.
As we enjoyed our wings, my bambinos enjoyed their kids meals. Our server was amazing and I was very pleased with how attentive she was and how much she interacted with my kids. My son even said she was “cute.” Awwww, six years old and he is starting already!
Thanks again to the staff of the Winghouse located at 6445 4th St N in St. Pete. I will be heading back to try some more wings and hopefully a cocktail if I am without my bambinos.
Until next Wingsday!