Not being a sports fanatic, I had never really given Buffalo Wild Wings much thought in the past. To be honest, until it was announced that one was being built in Tifton, I can’t say I had actually heard of the place. But, I like hot wings just as much as the next guy (ok, maybe that’s not true — some people are super crazy over hot wings – me, I think they’re good but not something to go nuts over).
My wife and I celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary on May 4th (and yes, that is also “Star Wars Day” but we had it first*). Neither one of us had eaten at BWW so we decided – why not?
We arrived at Buffalo Wild Wings around 11:30AM. The place wasn’t busy and we were seated quickly. Our server came by a minute or two later to introduce herself and get our drink order. We perused the menu while we waited on our drinks to arrive.
They have the standard full menu, but we were also presented with a lunch style menu, one in which options were available that included one entree with a side for a very economical price.
Our drinks arrived. I had asked if they served a flavored sweet tea and was told they had black berry tea, but when my tea arrived, it was standard sweet tea. No big deal as I had told the server (which she seemed uncertain if they actually had a flavored tea) that if they didn’t have a flavored tea, just give me regular sweet tea. Regular sweet tea it was.
As my wife and I didn’t have a clue to what was good at BWW, we decided to go with a sampler. My wife loves boneless hot wings and the sampler has those, your typical cheese sticks, some damn good onion rings and tortilla chips covered with lettuce, sauce, meat, jalapeno peppers, etc. Strangely enough, this is served without any plates – or even small saucers for that matter. You get a ton of napkins, so I guess those are your plates. Eh, it worked.
The place started hopping as we lingered on through lunch, finishing the sampler and then deciding to go with one of the lunch options. Our total lunch cost, with tip, was around $35. I joked with me wife that she was a cheap date — or was I the cheap date?
Takeaways from our visit:
- TVs everywhere!
- Sports centered (see above, TVs everywhere!)
- Pretty good selection of…chicken products. I mean, the place is called Buffalo Wild Wings, so I guess that tracks.
- Friendly staff, but your mileage may vary as with any eating establishment that seems to not hire enough people to adequately handle the crowd (I’m looking at you, Red Lobster).
- Not hard on the wallet (I say this as their prices seem typically in line with other restaurants in the area)
Bottom line: We’ll go back and try more items on the menu. 🙂
Have you eaten at Tifton’s Buffalo Wild Wings? If so, what was your experience?** Let us know in the comments below.
Star Wars Day – Ok, so technically we didn’t have it “first” but Star Wars Day didn’t really become a thing until around 2008 when the first Facebook groups appeared, celebrating Luke Skywalker Day, with the same catchphrase. It didn’t really catch on. Then, in 2011 the first organized celebration of Star Wars Day took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Toronto Underground Cinema. Finally, in 2013, The Walt Disney Company has officially observed the holiday with several Star Wars events and festivities at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Source: Wikipedia