Since doling out its first wing in 1984, Buffalo Wings and Rings has spread to 50 locations across the United States, powered by the piquant sauces that slather its selection of wings. Sauce options range from the signature buffalo sauce, made from the restaurant's original recipe, to the recently added sweet thai chili, and cooks can tailor each order to five different levels of spice. Savory flavors also permeate handheld fare such as burgers and gyros, and staffers blend up new batches of blue cheese dipping sauce daily to help extinguish flaming tongues.
Embodying the spirit of the frontier, Pioneer Pub embarks on a culinary tour of classic American eats with its menu of homemade pizzas and half-pound Angus burgers. Accessorizing cooks ready dough disks for the gustatory ball with a variety of pizzas, including the Pub Special festooned with sausage, pepperoni, and a smattering of veggies ($13 for 12", $18 for 16"). Salsa-verde flurries and southwestern seasonings dust the Santa Fe burger's half-pound of meaty terrain ($6.99), and avalanches of coleslaw and shoestring fries bury the deep-fried walleye pike ($12.99). Taste buds pack the Philly cheese steak ($7.99) before trekking through sudsy Guinness rivers or navigating the fruity billows of the eatery's ever-changing wine list, or sample local brews at upcoming beer tastings.
Elegant chandeliers and wall sconces cast buttery light on homemade soups, garden-fresh salads, and seasonal risottos. Red and blue high-backed chairs and crisp white tablecloths congregate in the dining room, paying homage to the stars and stripes draped down the back wall. The restaurant is America––both in name, and in concept.
Here, Chef Eddie highlights heartland staples of steak, white fish, and ribs accentuated with produce procured from local suppliers such as Fraser farms, with its bounty of organically raised fruits, veggies, and vine-ripened measuring cups. His farm-fresh delicacies unite with suggested wine pairings from the drink menu, which also spotlights specialty cocktails blended with fresh herbs, fruit, and even ice cream. What's more, diners can sip these potables on a spacious outdoor patio peppered with blue umbrellas.